The #MeToo reckoning has exposed the pervasiveness of workplace sexual harassment and assault, empowering victims to speak out—but many do not know how. This is your guide to handling workplace sexual harassment.
Working mothers need more than a village to raise a child—we need empathetic organizations that willingly provide flexible work schedules and phased returns, sanitary childcare facilities, safe pumping rooms and maternity leaves offered without punishment or penalty.
Women and communities of color are especially at risk to suffer if the ACA is dismantled, because we already suffer disparities in our ability to access health care services: Two-thirds of the 23 million low-wage workers in the U.S. are women, and the ACA made health insurance available to many of those women and their families.
Workers are suing McDonald’s for failing to stop sexual harassment—and they’re also storming corporate offices to demand a seat at decision-making tables.
The U.S. is one of only two nations in the world that does not offer some form of paid leave, leaving over 80 percent of workers with little financial recourse if they must take time off to care for a new child or a sick family member. Feminists this week pushed for progress on the issue on Capitol Hill—winning one major victory and then calling for even more.
As retailers head into peak season and restaurants and bars tackle the holiday party rush, service workers in those industries find themselves working long hours. We have to wonder how many of them also will endure sexual harassment. When they do, there won’t be a hashtag movement to support them.
After a prolonged legal battle, the First Circuit in Massachusetts ruled that au pairs in the state are covered by the same laws that apply to other domestic workers.
On Latina Equal Pay Day, the EEOC wanted to shirk its civil rights duties to protect women workers of color.
Workplace self-care starts with knowing your rights.
The city of Philadelphia is now the largest city in the country to extend rights to domestic workers—who are predominantly women, women of color and immigrants—and the first city to establish a portable paid time off system in the United States.