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.
Explains what sexual harassment is, how it is defined by law, and what you can do if you or someone else is sexually harassed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Illinois has a goal that 60 percent of adults will have college degrees by 2025. But without increasing our financial aid investment in low-income adult students, we will not be able to meet that goal. Illinois' Monetary Award Program (MAP) can help low-income adult students in Illinois afford college, but every year, a smaller percentage of eligible adult students receive the grant.
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.
An overview of federal laws protecting your rights when you're on the job, interviewing, or leaving a job, plus information on where you can go for help.
An overview of Illinois laws protecting your rights when you're on the job, interviewing, or leaving a job, plus information on where you can go for help in Illinois.
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.
This fact sheet outlines some of the facts facing working women.
A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing.