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Federal law — as well as various state statutes — forbids pay discrimination in the workplace. And legislation like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 has expanded protection against and restored rights to victims of this insidious practice.
The beginning, not the end of the struggle for fairness
But career women climbing the corporate ladder know from personal, first‑hand knowledge that these advances signal the beginning, not the end of the struggle for the pay equality that the law — and simple decency — mandates.
Career women like you are good at their jobs, but often when you discover or suspect that you are a victim of pay discrimination, you just don’t know what to do next, where to turn. Certainly, there is help available, but how to tell the difference between those who seek to help the victims and those with other agendas?
That’s where we come in
We’re the National Council of Women’s Organizations — NCWO for short — a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition that represents more than 11 million women across the United States. Our more than 200 member organizations run the gamut of issues, faiths, ages and economic status.
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This is the home of Sex Discrimination at Work Project, part of our larger Corporate Accountability Project, which grew in part out of our work in 2003 to open Augusta National Golf Club to women.
During that action, we learned that CEOs of many Fortune 500 companies are practicing sex discrimination...and much more
We also heard from many, many career women and learned that pay discrimination in corporate America is widespread, not only for women in the executive suites, but for women at all levels. So we widened our focus to a variety of companies and a variety of corporate practices harmful to women. And where we’ve found organizations practicing pervasive pay discrimination, we’ve helped victims file individual or class action suits for redress.
We are a non‑profit organization dedicated to helping women to know their rights and take action. We are not attorneys, but we may be able to help you find one.
That’s what this site is all about. Helping career women turn the tables on their victimizers. We urge you to explore this site and take advantage of the information we offer.
Visit the Corporate Accountability Project here.
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The National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO) and its Corporate Accountability Project do not charge fees to women seeking information or legal help. However, some individuals who have been helped by NCWO and SexDiscrimination.org have asked how they can contribute.
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