Knowledge is power.
That’s why we are constantly updating our resources to provide reliable and accessible information about the patchwork of laws available to help you succeed at work while caring for your family. You can be your own best advocate in the workplace and we are here to help.
Look up your rights by state
New laws are passing every year to help men and women balance a job with family responsibilities.
Federal laws apply across the country, no matter where you live or work, and may provide you with a right to take unpaid family leave from work to care for a dying parent, or protect you from pregnancy discrimination. Other laws only apply to individuals working in a certain state or city, and are often more generous than federal law, offering paid time sick time, paid family leave, and other protections that support the work of caring for a family. Look up your rights by state using our search bar.
We realize that speaking out and standing up for yourself at work isn’t always easy. That’s why we have written fact sheets on how to interview for a job while pregnant and how to talk to your boss about your bump, along with other helpful tips. Check out all our self-advocacy tools in the resources section and pick up a copy of Babygate: How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace, our guidebook for parents navigating the workplace.
Finally—it’s important to remember that laws can be complicated and often contain exceptions (and even exceptions to exceptions!), so you should consult an attorney or legal organization in your area for more information.