It’s simple. Women should be able to earn fair wages and stay safe on the job.
Workplace policies that work for women.
Due to COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of women have left the workforce. First, it was because of the collapse of female-dominated industries like hospitality and entertainment in the spring of 2020. But even as those industries rebuilt, women dropped out and stayed out of the workforce in unprecedented numbers due to care-giving responsibilities and low wages that make it hard to work outside the home.
A higher minimum wage, access to paid sick and parental leave, and affordable, quality child and elder care, will help women get back to work and get ahead in life.
Closing the gender wage gap
Because fields dominated by women are undervalued, women are often funneled into lower-paid sectors of their industries, and discrimination and harassment put women at a disadvantage, women still earn just 82 cents for every dollar a man earns. The numbers are even worse for women of color.
Sexual Harassment & Discrimination at Work
What should I do if I need help?
Women’s Justice NOW, the charitable partner organization to NOW-NYC, provides workplace rights resources and referrals.
How we’re taking action
We are calling out corporate boards for their complicity in sexual harassment and sexual violence on their watch; making sure current sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination laws are working; building women’s executive leadership; and advocating for low-wage workers who face the harshest working conditions and have the least access to on-the-job protections.
City Bar Justice Center
212-626-7383- Economic Legal Services
Legal Services NYC
646-442-3600- Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
40 Worth Street, Suite 606 New York, NY 10013
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative Crisis Hotline
844-878-2274- Revenge Porn, Hotline
Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project
- Revenge Porn
Gender Equality Law Center
1-888-833-4363- Workplace Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence
540 President Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215
212-626-7383- Hotline & Referral Service
New York Legal Assistance Group
212-613-5000- Family Law, Domestic Violence
7 Hanover Square, 18th Floor New York, NY 10004
646-613-9633- Family Law, Domestic Violence
32 Court Street, Suite 1208 Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-562-8181- Family law, Immigration
100 Broadway 10th Floor New York NY 10005
TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund
- Workplace Sexual Harassment
Legal Aid Society
212-577-3300- Low-income support
A Better Balance
212-430-5982- Workplace Rights
40 Worth Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10013
212-925-6635 ext. 650- Divorce, Workplace Discrimination, Domestic Violence
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1-800-669-4000- Workplace Discrimination
Office of the NYS Attorney General Civil Rights Bureau
212-416-8250 - Sexual Harassment in Workplace
120 Broadway New York, NY 10271
NYS Division of Human Rights
NYC Commission on Human Rights
212-306-7450- Workplace Discrimination
Women’s Law NY
- Family Law, Domestic Violence
Women Creating Change
212-353-8070- Online Resource Database
110 W. 40th St Suite 1002 NY, NY 10018
Mobilization for Justice
212-417-3700- Family Law, Disability Rights
100 William Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10038
Center for Women of New York Legal Clinic
718-793-0672- Divorce, Custody
Queens Borough Hall 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room 325 Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Court Square Law Project
718-340-4412- Divorce, Family Law
2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY, 11101
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