Fact Sheets

2019

Illinois No Salary History Law: Your Questions Answered

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about the No Salary History update to the Illinois Equal Pay Act

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2019

Illinois Student Loan Bill of Rights, Summary of the Law

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2019

Derechos Laborales de Trabajadoras Embarazadas

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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2019

Employment Rights Under Federal Law

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.

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2019

Employment Rights Under Illinois Law

An overview of Illinois laws.

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2019

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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2019

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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2019

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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2019

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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2019

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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2019

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.

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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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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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