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Our Programs Workplace Fairness Addresses Gender Discrimination and Harassment for Women's History Month

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For Immediate Release

Workplace Fairness Addresses Gender Discrimination and Harassment for Women's History Month

Organization Provides Information and Resources for Working People, Lawyers and Advocates

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2015) Workplace Fairness has the information you need to know if you are being discriminated against or harassed because of your gender/sex in your workplace. We provide the definition of sex/gender discrimination along with examples of what kinds of discrimination women may face in the workplace. We explain who is covered by law, what federal laws cover sex based discrimination, and many other factors that come into play with this type of discrimination.

Our newly created pregnancy discrimination resources will provide a variety of information concerning the subject. We provide information such as the definition of it, what you should and shouldn't disclose to your employer, what can happen to your benefits, whether or not your medical costs can be covered and who you should report it to if you experience discrimination. We explain what remedies are available to you and what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can do for you.

Following along with our pregnancy discrimination page is our family responsibilities discrimination page. This kind of discrimination is also called caregiver discrimination and our page has many resources that can inform you on every aspect of it. It informs you on what businesses need to do when dealing with this kind of discrimination. We provide a variety of relevant scenarios and provide advice as to what you should do if they are comparable to your situation.

Along with these resourceful pages on discrimination, our site covers the effects and gives advice on your sexual harassment rights too. We explain your rights in a case of sexual harassment and we provide multiple scenarios as well such as what to do when you are being harassed. We explain how to file a claim against your harasser(s) and how to explain your situation to your employer along with what they should do to follow up on the situation. We give you sexual harassment tips for a variety of situations such as what to do when a co-worker displays suggestive material in the workplace and whether or not to engage in sexually explicit banter in the workplace. Finally our page on domestic violence provides professional information and advice on what to do if you are an observer of a co-worker who has suffered from domestic abuse or is currently experiencing it.

A visit to the complete website will give you a more comprehensive look on these subjects along with many others pertaining to workplace fairness.

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About Workplace Fairness

Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights.

Our goals are that workers and their advocates are educated about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and those policymakers, members of the business community and the public at large view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.

Workplace Fairness works toward these goals by:

  • making comprehensive information about workers' rights free of legal jargon readily available to workers and to advocates and organizations that assist workers;
  • providing resources to support the work of legal services organizations, community-based organizations, law schools and private attorneys that provide free legal information and services to low-income workers;
  • presenting the employee perspective in publications, policy debates and public discussion.

The award-winning Workplace Fairness website, www.workplacefairness.org, has newly updated information throughout the site, as part of the Web's most comprehensive resource educating workers about their legal rights in the workplace.

Media Contact:
Paula Brantner
Executive Director
240-772-1205
paula@workplacefairness.org
www.workplacefairness.org