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Knowledge is Power.

This step-by-step guide covers the employment rights and protections you have as a working woman in New York State. It covers both your rights at work and the rights you have when you need time away from work.

A Better Balance is also here to help. If you have any questions about your rights, you can call our free, confidential, legal hotline at 1-833-NEED-ABB. (1-833-633-3222).


NEW! In 2019, New York passed a sweeping set of gender equity laws, with new equal pay protections, anti-harassment protections, and more. This guide has been updated accordingly. 

Sex Discrimination

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Harassment

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Equal Pay

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Pregnancy Discrimination

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Pregnancy Accommodations

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Pumping at Work

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Disability Discrimination and Accommodations

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Paid Family Leave

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Unpaid Family & Medical Leave

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Earned Safe & Sick Time

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Familial Status & Caregiver Discrimination

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Healthcare Coverage

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Domestic Violence

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Minimum Wage, Unemployment, and Other Important Workplace Laws

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General Tips

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If you have questions about any of the rights discussed in this guide, we are here to help. A Better Balance's free, confidential legal helpline can help you understand your workplace rights.

Reach us at 1-833-NEED-ABB (1-833-633-3222).

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