Women workers need support now more than ever.
In the current climate of COVID-19 crisis, we are all the more aware that women workers continue to experience devastating gender and racial wage discrimation. Women are still more likely to be paid less than men, to live in poverty, and to be victims of sexual harassment or violence in the workplace. Women are more likely to earn a minimum wage, to be penalized for having a child, and to be disproportionately tasked with family care responsibilities, which can compromise a woman’s earning potential. All these obstacles are all the more prevalent for women of color and immigrant women.
Legal Rights and Economic Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
To help women and all other workers and their families navigate challenges and financial hardships caused by the COVID-19, we have compiled a guide to legal rights and economic resources made available to all at NO COST. These resources provide an overview of potential legal protections, benefits, and resources that workers should know about while weathering this crisis.
New York State Legal Toolkit for Women's Economic Equality
This comprehensive Toolkit provides general guidance to women and advocates in New York State on 13 core issues that relate to women’s economic equality, including ways to assert those rights.
LM in Action National Broadcast Emails
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SYMS | Legal Momentum Helpline
Our helpline remains available to provide legal information and referrals on issues related to sex discrimination in the workplace, home, school and the courts.