Sexual Harassment At Work: Know Your Rights

Your right to a workplace without unwelcome sexual conduct.

Sexual Harassment: Your Legal Rights

What you can do if you've been sexually harassed.

Sex Discrimination at Work

Ways sex discrimination happens, and what you can do.

California Fair Pay Act

Signed on October 6, 215, the California Fair Pay Act, strengthens the California Equal Pay Act, which prohibited an employer from paying its employees less than employees of the opposite sex for equal work.

Pregnancy Disability Leave FAQs

FAQ on employment rights if you are or become pregnant.

Challenge of an FBI Identity History Summary

Is there missing or incorrect info about your federal record?

Fingerprint Background Checks

Is your background record wrong? Was there a delay or problem?

Proving Work Authorization and Reverification

Since 1986, the immigration law requires employers to only hire workers who have authorization by the U.S. government to work in this country. The law requires employers to check (verify) the identity and work eligibility of each employee. If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of immigration status or national origin, you may be able to file a charge against your employer. Your union or an advocate from an immigrant rights group may be able to help you with this charge. You can contact them at 1-800-255-7688 or, for TDD 1-800- 237-2515 (both numbers are free).

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

Work Authorization and Verification for Refugees and Aslyee

To legally hire any employee in the United States, an employer must be able to verify that the applicant is eligible to work in the United States. You must prove that you are eligible to work. Employers are required to complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to record verification that you showed the employer documents that prove you are authorized to work in the United States.

Religious Discrimination and Accommodation in the Workplace

How are religious beliefs protected in the workplace? What qualifies as a religion or a religious belief or practice?

Labor Unions: Duty of Fair Representation

A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Harassment

State law protections for your sexual orientation.

California Fair Pay Act

Signed on October 6, 215, the California Fair Pay Act, strengthens the California Equal Pay Act, which prohibited an employer from paying its employees less than employees of the opposite sex for equal work.

Fingerprint Background Checks

Is your background record wrong? Was there a delay or problem?

Overview of Federal Sector Complaint Process

If you are a federal employee or job applicant, the law protects you from discrimination because of your race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (4 or older), disability or genetic information.

Pregnancy Disability Leave FAQs

FAQ on employment rights if you are or become pregnant.

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

U.S. Military Reservists-Job and Benefit Protection

The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (the "Reservists Act") is the federal law that provides job and benefit protection for U.S. Military Reservists.

Wrongful Termination

The general rule in California is that employees are considered to employed "at will," meaning that they may be fired at any time by their employers, for any reason or for no reason at all. However, there are important exceptions to the "at will" rule.

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

Ask WomensLaw.org a Question!

The purpose of this Email Hotline is for WomensLaw to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support.

Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF)

What are your rights as a worker? What Is the Underground Economy? Report a bad employer.

Proving Work Authorization and Reverification

Since 1986, the immigration law requires employers to only hire workers who have authorization by the U.S. government to work in this country. The law requires employers to check (verify) the identity and work eligibility of each employee. If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of immigration status or national origin, you may be able to file a charge against your employer. Your union or an advocate from an immigrant rights group may be able to help you with this charge. You can contact them at 1-800-255-7688 or, for TDD 1-800- 237-2515 (both numbers are free).

Work Authorization and Verification for Refugees and Aslyee

To legally hire any employee in the United States, an employer must be able to verify that the applicant is eligible to work in the United States. You must prove that you are eligible to work. Employers are required to complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to record verification that you showed the employer documents that prove you are authorized to work in the United States.

Rights of Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, and Sikhs

Equal Employment laws against discrimination.

Sex Discrimination at Work

Ways sex discrimination happens, and what you can do.

Sexual Harassment At Work: Know Your Rights

Your right to a workplace without unwelcome sexual conduct.

Sexual Harassment: Your Legal Rights

What you can do if you've been sexually harassed.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Harassment

State law protections for your sexual orientation.

Ask WomensLaw.org a Question!

The purpose of this Email Hotline is for WomensLaw to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support.

Challenge of an FBI Identity History Summary

Is there missing or incorrect info about your federal record?

Facts About Age Discrimination

Your age can't be a factor in an employer's decisions.

Facts About Compensation Discrimination

Equality in pay and compensation is protected under the law.

Fingerprint Background Checks

Is your background record wrong? Was there a delay or problem?

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF)

What are your rights as a worker? What Is the Underground Economy? Report a bad employer.

Labor Unions: Duty of Fair Representation

A union owes a duty of fair representation to all of the workers it represents. This duty requires that the union act fairly, impartially, and without ill will or discrimination when pursuing a worker"s grievance or when negotiating a new contract with the employer.

Overview of Federal Sector Complaint Process

If you are a federal employee or job applicant, the law protects you from discrimination because of your race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (4 or older), disability or genetic information.

Pregnancy Disability Leave FAQs

FAQ on employment rights if you are or become pregnant.

Proving Work Authorization and Reverification

Since 1986, the immigration law requires employers to only hire workers who have authorization by the U.S. government to work in this country. The law requires employers to check (verify) the identity and work eligibility of each employee. If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of immigration status or national origin, you may be able to file a charge against your employer. Your union or an advocate from an immigrant rights group may be able to help you with this charge. You can contact them at 1-800-255-7688 or, for TDD 1-800- 237-2515 (both numbers are free).

Religious Discrimination and Accommodation in the Workplace

How are religious beliefs protected in the workplace? What qualifies as a religion or a religious belief or practice?

Undocumented Workers' Employment Rights

With a few exceptions, undocumented workers enjoy all of the legal rights and remedies provided by both Federal and California law.

U.S. Military Reservists-Job and Benefit Protection

The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (the "Reservists Act") is the federal law that provides job and benefit protection for U.S. Military Reservists.

Work Authorization and Verification for Refugees and Aslyee

To legally hire any employee in the United States, an employer must be able to verify that the applicant is eligible to work in the United States. You must prove that you are eligible to work. Employers are required to complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to record verification that you showed the employer documents that prove you are authorized to work in the United States.

Wrongful Termination

The general rule in California is that employees are considered to employed "at will," meaning that they may be fired at any time by their employers, for any reason or for no reason at all. However, there are important exceptions to the "at will" rule.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Harassment

State law protections for your sexual orientation.

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