Workplace Fairness

2019

2019 Annual Report

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 take the next step to something better. It’s peace of mind. Dignity. This year, we have some huge victories to celebrate, and that’s good news for us all. Read about those victories in our 2019 Annual Report.

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2019

No Salary History and Pay Equity Toolkit

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 major advance for gender pay equity—the practice of factoring past wages into salary offers is a major contributing factor to persistent wage gaps. In advance of the law’s effective date, Women Employed has created a set of tools to help employers and job seekers navigate this change.

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2018

2018 Annual Report

Doubling Down on Rising Up, Together. Since 1973, Women Employed has been making change in the workplace to elevate us all. We have stood up for equal opportunity and economic advancement. We have paved the way for millions to get their degrees. And we have leveraged partnerships to make it happen. We are bringing people to the table to build a movement to improve the lives of working women and their families.

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2018

A Letter to Senator Durbin on the Kavanaugh Hearing

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2018

Almost a Year After #MeToo, There’s Still Further to Go

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2018

How the Model Minority Myth Hurts Equal Pay Efforts

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2018

I was asked about my past wages in a job interview. So what’s the problem?

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2018

Women Employed’s 2019 Illinois Women’s Agenda

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2017

Help Combat Sexual Harassment

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

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2017

2017 Annual Report

Moving Forward, Together. In a tumultuous year for our country, we have forged ahead to ensure all women can access fair workplaces, quality jobs, and education and training leading to better opportunities. In this report, you’ll read about crucial advances we’ve made this year on equal pay, paid sick time, and pathways to college and careers. The key to our success is you.

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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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2017

How I Missed Out On Over $350,000 Working in Technology

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2017

It’s Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, Not Equal ‘Other’ Pay Day

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2017

Until all women have equal pay, let’s mark Equal Pay Day for all

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