Because women often begin their careers earning lower salaries than men, and in light of the pervasive gender wage gap that exists, employers who rely on a candidate’s prior pay to set their new salary allow those existing gender-based pay disparities to continue.
Knowing that an estimated four-fifths of poor Americans are unable to access the legal services they need because they can’t afford the cost, NOW and Legal Momentum have teamed up again to create the SYMS|Legal Momentum Helpline—which provides free information, assistance and referrals to women and girls facing discrimination and harassment at work, in school and at home.
“It’s unacceptable that as the second largest employer in the country, McDonald’s is failing to keep workers like me and Ashley safe from harassment. No one should have to go through what we’ve been through. But we’re strong, and together we have a voice. We’re using that voice to hold McDonald’s accountable.”
This global health crisis may be the best opportunity to come along in recent years for the labor movement to revamp their mission to transform the economy and benefit the working class.
“There seems to be a gentleman’s agreement at Newsweek that women are researchers and men are writers and the exceptions are few and far between.”
“It was clear that we were meant to perform a part, a role that was somewhere between the consummate hostess and the pert niece. All I could do was smile and gently deflect from offensive, sexist or cruel comments—then hate myself for smiling when what I wanted most was to scream.”
The BE HEARD Act is the first federal legislative proposal to acknowledge workplace harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement’s explosion.
There is something disparaging about the newsworthiness of female achievements one century after suffrage.
We must boldly embark upon ending centuries of exploitative practices, policy choices and interconnected norms and expectations that are so deeply calcified they sometimes feel impossible to change.
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.