A brief overview of five key statutes that specifically protect women from discrimination — and some pointers on how women can exercise their rights under each.
This article by TELG principal Adam Augustine Carter and TELG managing principal R. Scott Oswald was published by MomsRising.org on February 6, 2015. The full article is available at MomsRising.org.
Chipping Away at the Glass Ceiling: An Overview of Employee Protections for Women in the Workplace
Few will say that the United States has reached the point where female employees are universally treated as equals to their male counterparts. Indeed, the American Association of University Women recently issued a report indicating that in 2013, female employees received approximately seventy-eight cents for every dollar earned by a male employee.
Fortunately, there exist myriad protections for women who believe they are being discriminated against by their employer. What is unfortunate, however, is the extent to which many are unfamiliar with these protections. The purpose of this article is not to provide a comprehensive review of all of the employment discrimination statutes relevant to women in the workplace; rather, we seek only to offer a brief overview of the statutes that specifically protect women from discrimination and provide some pointers on how women can exercise their rights under each.