ERIC Number: ED247444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Working Woman's Guide to Her Job Rights. Leaflet 55. [Revised].
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
This guide presents general information about Federal legislation that affects women's rights when they are seeking a job, while on the job, and when they retire. The guide is organized in four parts. The first part offers suggestions on how women can assert their job rights, while the second section provides information on getting a job, including ways in which employment services, training programs, and education institutions may not discriminate. Federal protection for jobseekers and information about laws against discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, and national origin are included in this section. In the third section, prohibition of discrimination on the job is discussed. Some of the topics covered are minimum wages; overtime pay; equal pay; pay equity; promotions, training, and working conditions; maternity leave/pregnancy discrimination; sexual harassment; garnishment; unemployment insurance; compensation for injuries; occupational safety and health; termination; union participation; employee access to personnel files; and child and dependent care tax credits. The final section discusses legislation affecting women after retirement, including Social Security, pensions, and private retirement plans. Appendixes to the document list Federal and state agencies concerned with antidiscrimination and provide sample complaint forms. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Legislation, Due Process, Educational Discrimination, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Females, Laws, Occupational Safety and Health, Personnel Policy, Pregnancy, Promotion (Occupational), Retirement Benefits, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sexual Harassment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Social Security
Note: Revision of ED 176 138.