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A federal court has sided with Aileen Rizo, who filed suit after realizing her male counterparts were being paid more. The ruling overrules a previous interpretation of the 1963 Equal Pay Act. Rizo is seen here with her daughters in a photo she provided to the AP in 2017. Aileen Rizo/AP hide caption

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Nina Irizarry says she was sexually harassed in various jobs as a contractor but didn't have a human resources person to turn to or an employer to sue. Justin T. Shockley/Courtesy of Nina Irizarry hide caption

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Unequal Rights: Contract Workers Have Few Workplace Protections

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Autumn Weese was fired — at least, she thinks she was — but found out from co-workers, not from her boss. Chandis Vaughn/Courtesy of Autumn Weese hide caption

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Fired Via Tweet, Text And Voicemail: Loss Of Job, And Respect

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Most workers are covered by the Family Medical Leave Act, which allows up to 12 weeks of leave per year to care for family members. But that leave is unpaid. Now, Republicans are making paid family leave a legislative policy. Jasmine Mithani and Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details

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People carry signs addressing the issue of sexual harassment at a #MeToo rally outside of Trump International Hotel on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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Isabel Escobar (far right) was among a group of Arise Chicago members — Latina and Polish home cleaners, nannies and home care workers — advocating for the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights during an October 2015 trip to the state capital in Springfield. Arise Chicago hide caption

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Low-Wage Workers Say #MeToo Movement Is A Chance For Change

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"Being a freelancer, you really have to be on top of your emotional and mental health," says Carolina Salas, a New York City freelance marketing expert. Justin T. Shockley hide caption

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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

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John Vensel is a contract attorney at the Orrick law firm in Wheeling, W.Va. He says contract work is today's economic reality. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Freelanced: The Rise Of The Contract Workforce

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Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles last month. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Compliment Or Come-On? Confusion Over How To Define Sexual Harassment

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Office holiday functions do serve a legitimate business purpose: They can boost morale and reward workers for jobs well done. mediaphotos/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Holiday Parties Gone Wrong: Careful Where You Hang The Mistletoe

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Younger workers today expect the power dynamic at work to be more egalitarian, with less top-down management. And that is changing the dynamic for all workers. andresr/Getty Images hide caption

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Are There Generational Differences When It Comes To Sexual Harassment At Work?

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Victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse and their supporters protest during a #MeToo march in Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 12. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sexual Harassment Cases Often Rejected By Courts

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Former Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson came forward and accused her boss, the late Roger Ailes, of sexual harassment. She did so in spite of a clause in her employment agreement requiring her to resolve workplace complaints through private arbitration. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption

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Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Workplace Harassment Claims, Advocates Say

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Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resources officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say. Shannon Fagan/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

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People gather around a speaker during a lunchtime seminar at a WeWork co-working space in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Co-Working Spaces Are Redefining What It Means To Go To The Office

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