Posted June 18, 2013 by Joan C. Williams
Co-written with Katherine Ullman. "My small contribution to feminism is leaving the office at 5:15 PM three times a week to pick up my daughter...and not hiding it." You might expect that these are the words of a working mother who, after too little sleep and too many people wondering "how she does it," decided [...
Posted June 18, 2013 by A Better Balance
A Better Balance (ABB) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a new report today, It Shouldn’t Be a Heavy Lift: Fair Treatment for Pregnant Workers, that outlines the factual and legal landscape of pregnancy discrimination in America and the shocking continued failure of some employers to make accommodations so that pregnant women can [...
Posted June 18, 2013 by Liz Watson
By Cortelyou Kenney, National Women's Law Center Cross-posted from NWLC's blog Thirty-five years ago the Pregnancy Discrimination Act outlawed discrimination against pregnant workers. But still today, pregnant women across the country are being fired from their jobs, forced onto unpaid leave, or made to quit when they need temporary accommodations like staying off high ladders [...
Posted June 18, 2013 by Charlie Rose
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Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but we are still fighting for equal pay for equal work for all. Right now the wage gap is kind of like the faces on US money… only white men earn full dollars. Everyone else is left with pocket change. The graphic above shows the [...
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