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Workplace Discrimination

by United State of Women | 4.4.18

Women and all workers deserve fair treatment in pay, promotions, and treatment without facing harassment on the job. Learn more, and take action above or below.

Eradicate discrimination to ensure that workplaces are fair, safe and inclusive. America’s workforce is more diverse than ever, and yet too often women, workers of color, workers with disabilities, older workers, and LGBT workers face barriers to employment and advancement. Furthermore, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers do not currently have any explicit federal protections.


– Pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

– Work hard to pass the Equality Act, ensuring that all major federal civil rights laws are fully extended to LGBTQ people and that gender protections are finally included in Titles II and VI of the Civil Rights Act.

– Work to enact the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA)

– “Ban the box” and adopt other Fair Chance Hiring practices for all federal hiring and federal contract hiring; ban use of credit checks in federal hiring and federal contract hiring, except in cases where it is relevant to national security; and work with Congress to sharply curtail these practices in the private sector, allowing background checks only after conditional offers of employment are made.

Looking for other ways to take action?


Help support fairness in the workplace by donating to A Better Balance (Donate Now)


Share your experience of workplace discrimination with 9to5 (Learn More)


Join the #Give5Challenge to support economic empowerment (Join Today)

United State of Women is a project of Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit non-partisan organization, and does not support or oppose any candidate running for public office or any political party. All actions taken and opinions expressed through the United State of Women Action Center, including message-sending to lawmakers, are taken on behalf of the individual user.

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