ERIC Number: ED358306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
A Working Woman's Guide to Her Job Rights. Leaflet 55.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
This guide presents general information about protection and services provided under federal law that affect women's rights when seeking employment, while working, and when retiring. Section 1 discusses how women can assert their job rights. Section 2 focuses on getting the job. It considers federal laws that provide for employment services and training and education and discusses federal laws that protect workers from policies and practices that discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Section 3 describes protection on the job by providing information on the following: minimum wage, overtime pay, and wage payment; equal pay; sex-based wage discrimination; promotions, training, and working conditions; pregnancy discrimination act; state maternity/parental leave laws; veterans' reemployment rights; sexual harassment; garnishment; unemployment insurance; assistance for dislocated workers; compensation for injuries; occupational safety and health; termination; union participation; and assistance for dependent care. Section 4 focuses on protection and services provided under federal law when women retire. It discusses social security, pensions, and personal plans. Throughout the guide, examples are provided, and information is present on what to do if confronted with that type of situation. Appendixes include addresses of federal and state agencies, sample complaint forms, and 20 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Discrimination, Apprenticeships, Comparable Worth, Disability Discrimination, Dislocated Workers, Employed Women, Employment, Employment Level, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Ethnic Discrimination, Federal Legislation, Feminism, Guides, Job Layoff, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Justice, Labor Legislation, Personnel Policy, Racial Discrimination, Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: This guide updates ED 306 441.