Gender Discrimination

Workplace Gender Discrimination Legal Resources

Have you ever felt that you were denied a promotion for questionable reasons? Perhaps your employer or coworker has made a prejudiced comment to you based on your gender. If you believe that you have been the victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, don’t ignore it. There are a number of laws and policies that have been created to protect your rights as an employee, and you’re entitled to ensure that they’re being actively enforced. Whether you are seeking legal advice, want to research your options, or file a complaint, the following resources will help you know what your rights are and what your next steps should be.This map illustrates the ratio of women's and men's annual median earnings for year-round, full-time workers. Figures calculated are based on the 2018 American Community Survey Data.

The data provided in our interactive map above shows that the gender wage gap is still substantially large between working men and women in the United States, even though it has been fifty-seven years since the U.S. passed the Equal Pay Act. This example clearly shows that gender equality in the workplace has yet to be achieved on a financial level, and is one aspect of gender discrimination that has a direct impact on individuals in every sector.

Equal Rights Advocates

This organization offers a Know Your Rights Guide to help individuals understand their legal options and rights if they are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Know Your Rights on Campus

Created by the AAUA, this resource provides access to the Legal Advocacy Fund information. It is designed for college students and staff members—such individuals are protected by federal, state, and local laws.

MySafeWorkplace

MySafeWorkplace is an anonymous reporting system that allows employees to report major concerns in their company’s workplace without sharing their name. The message is then communicated by the MySafeWorkplace to the company’s leadership.

Transgender Workplace Rights

Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are protected by laws and policies intended to eliminate discrimination and harassment. This guide will help individuals check the protection laws and policies that currently cover the state they work in.service to all clients, regardless of gender, race, age, or sexual orientation.

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