Equal pay for equal work is the law, and in Illinois, there are additional laws protecting workers. However, many low-paid women, and particularly Black and Latina/x women, are not given […]
The best jobs engage their employees in meaningful work they can be proud of, recognize workers and their achievements, and encourage a sense of belonging to the workplace and workforce. […]
Everybody deserves to be paid fairly. But women in the U.S. who work full-time, year-round are typically paid only 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. And the barriers […]
This research report, produced with support from the Michael Reese Health Trust, introduces the results of new research investigating the needs and gaps faced by survivors of domestic violence in […]
Domestic Workers in Chicago have a right to earn minimum wage, paid sick days, overtime pay, one day off per week, to be free from sexual harassment and starting January […]
The working people now considered essential have been at the heart of Women Employed’s mission since 1973. And our work this year to advance equity for all has also been […]
No one should have to choose between their health—or even their life—and their livelihood. Yet 1.5 million Illinoisans lack the right to a single paid sick day. Take a few […]
Making college affordable, accessible, and equitable. Strengthening career pathways to family-sustaining wages. Improving job quality for all working people. Advancing gender equity at work. Read about Women Employed’s 2020 priorities.
Victory. At Women Employed, when we celebrate a victory, it means more women are safe and respected at work. More people have access to the training and education they need to […]
On September 29th, 2019, Illinois’ new No Salary History Law takes effect, barring employers from seeking information about the past wages of job applicants during the hiring process. It’s a […]
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.
Get answers to some common questions around severance agreements if you’ve been laid off, whether you should hire an attorney if you feel you’ve faced discrimination, how to respond to […]
Learn more about the Chicago and Cook County earned sick time ordinances.
An agenda and series of recommendations that offer concrete solutions to the problems of unequal pay, occupational segregation, glass ceiling discrimination, and low-wage and temporary work.
What are the most common barriers to fair compensation, and what are the most effective ways that organizations can overcome them? This cutting-edge report on compensation practices outlines flexible approaches […]
Explains the laws related to being pregnant on the job and provides tips to prepare for your maternity leave.