Resources for Women at Work

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Domestic violence can happen outside the workplace, but follow the survivor into the work environment. In the United States, 21 percent of full time employees self-identify as victims of domestic violence. Of these employees, 64 percent of domestic violence survivors reported that their ability to work was affected by violence (Group SJR, National Telephone Benchmarking Survey, 2005).

Visit our Domestic Violence in the Workplace page to learn more.

​Sexual Harrassment

Harassment remains a persistent problem in the American workplace, and victims of harassment suffer profound economic and emotional harm as a result of harassment. It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include harassment of a sexual nature or offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.

Visit the following pages to learn to create a workplace free of sexual harassment and find resources for employees and employers.

Recruitment of Women in Non-Traditional Fields

Despite laws that prohibit discrimination and harassment, women are still underrepresented in traditionally male dominated occupations. The Department offers these recruitment strategies and resources, compiled from a list of organizations whose focus is on increasing the number of women in non-traditional occupational areas.