Fact Sheets

2018

Monetary Award Program (MAP) Factsheet

Why is funding for MAP so important? This fact sheet outlines how the needs-based grant impacts students, and why it is important to Illinois’ workforce that the program is fully-funded.

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2017

Chicago and Cook County Earned Sick Time Ordinances

Learn more about the Chicago and Cook County earned sick time ordinances.

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2017

Healthy Workplace Act Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information on the Healthy Workplace Act, a bill that would allow Illinois workers to earn up to five paid sick days per year.

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2016

Pregnancy and Employment Under Illinois Law (Spanish Version)

Provides an overview, in Spanish, of the Illinois law that protects your rights on the job when you are pregnant, including rights to reasonable accommodations, plus information on where you can go for help.

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2015

Bridging the Gap

What is a bridge program? This fact sheet explains what bridge programs are, and how Women Employed is leading the effort to implement bridge programs in Illinois and nationwide, giving thousands of workers the skills and credentials they need to move from low-paid, low-opportunity jobs into high-demand careers that offer financial stability.

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2015

Pregnancy and Employment Under Illinois Law

Provides an overview of the Illinois law that protects your rights on the job when you are pregnant, including rights to reasonable accommodations, plus information on where you can go for help.

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2014

The Reality of Unstable and Unpredictable Schedules

What is life like when you’re a low-wage worker with an unstable and unpredictable work schedule? This fact sheet breaks it down, illustrating how volatile scheduling leaves many workers in a constant state of economic instability and personal turmoil. It also shows how this practice is bad for employers and business, as well as highlighting policy solutions that would help many workers achieve the economic security they need to care for their families.

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2012

Breaking With Tradition: Adult Learners Essential to Illinois’ College Completion Goal

The State of Illinois has instituted a goal to ensure that 60 percent of Illinois adults have a college credential by 2025. This fact sheet shows how important adult learners are to helping Illinois reach that goal.

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2012

Breaking with Tradition: Investing in Bridge Programs as a Strategy for Success

Community colleges are facing pressure to increase retention and completion rates. Enrollments and funding are declining. This fact sheet shows how bridge programs can be a strategy for success for both colleges and students.

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2012

Facts About the Family and Medical Leave Act

An overview of the provisions of this federal law permitting unpaid leave from work to care for family members and information to help you determine if you are eligible.

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2012

Filing an Employment Discrimination Charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing.

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2012

Filing an Employment Discrimination Charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Chicago

A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing at the Chicago District Office.

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2012

Non-Traditional Student and Single Parent Accessibility Self-Assessment

A toolkit to help colleges and universities assess their provision of services and supports to non-traditional and parenting students, and to make plans for improvements.

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2012

Sexual Harassment

Explains what sexual harassment is, how it is defined by law, and what you can do if you are sexually harassed.

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2012

Your Rights When You Are Pregnant

Explains the laws related to being pregnant on the job and provides tips to prepare for your maternity leave.