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Sex Equality

Woman with grandchildWomen have made great strides toward equality over the past decades, yet gender bias continues to hinder women in the pursuit of employment, in the sales and rental of housing, and in the daily pursuits of education, health services, and more. 

Today, women make 77 cents to every dollar that a man makes, and in recent ERC tests conducted of a home sales company found that 60% of the time women were required to make a higher down payment than men when purchasing a home.  Women continue to face harassment by their employers or fellow employees, and by their landlords.  And women face unfair and illegal treatment – in the form of firings or refusals to hire – when they are pregnant.

The ERC advocates and enforces women’s rights, with a particular interest in the intersection between gender and domestic violence.  Read more about the ERC’s work within the domestic violence community.

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For Civil Minds- the ERC's blog

Read the ERC's blog to learn more about a variety of civil rights issues. The blog is updated frequently so remember to keep checking back for new stories and topics!

Learn about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Are you pregnant and working, or looking for work?  Download the ERC’s Employment Discrimination brochure to learn more about pregnancy discrimination laws.

Read an accessible version of the Fair Employment Brochure >>

What is sexual harassment?

Almost half of all working women have experienced some form of harassment on the job.  Read more about harassment here, or call the ERC for if you feel you are being harassed.

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