Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
A variety of government policies and employer practices safeguard the rights of workers to fair treatment, safety in the workplace, and a measure of financial security.
All levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices. They address wages, working conditions, and other aspects of work.
Federal, state, and local laws should strengthen protections for workers in terms of wages, hours, safety, and other features of employment.
Policymakers and people in the private sector should work to eliminate all barriers to women’s employment; ensure equality in employment opportunities, pay, and benefits; an
Policymakers should require employers to provide employees with predictable schedules.
In addition to Social Security and MedicareMedicare is the federal heal
Workers should be eligible for full workers’ compensation or unemployment benefits regardless of age and other sources of income such as pension.
All workers should have access to both employment protections and some benefits such as health and retirement.