Sexual Discrimination and Harassment - Information and Legal Assistance

Sexual Discrimination and Harassment - Information and Legal Assistance

  • Policy and advocacy to protect and expand pension rights. Direct services provided through “pension counseling system” in some regions of the country. Online “pension help” can be accessed for those states where there is no counseling system, as can referrals to pension lawyers and actuaries. Information and “help-kits” for divorced and widowed women trying to collect pensions. The publication, “Your Pension Rights at Divorce”, can also be ordered for a fee. Also sponsors pension assistance hotlines regionally; check website for further info.

  • Advocacy and policy organization that focuses on women’s equality in the workplace.

  • Excellent online resource for information about employment law and worker’s rights. Facts on workers’ rights are available on webpage. Website has referrals to attorney’s advocates, associations and litigation funding sources.

  • Challenges discriminatory practices, particularly with regards to sexual harassment, pay equity, and other inequitable conditions.  Check website for information about local chapters.  Call helpline for information on legal rights, strategies to win fair treatment on the job, and discrimination.

  • Research and advocacy center with a focus on parental responsibilities discrimination, which includes pregnancy discrimination, pay/promotion discrimination against employees (especially mothers) with children in favor of childless employees or fathers, and employers’ failure to accommodate worker’s childcare needs. Website has detailed information and FAQs about legal rights. Call or email hotline for assistance and legal referrals for issues related to parental responsibilities discrimination.

  • Policy and advocacy organization that works to advance women’s equal rights and equal economic opportunities. Call hotline for information, assistance, and legal referrals for employment discrimination issues, including family leave and pregnancy leave.

  • Provides direct pro-bono representation for select, high-impact cases of employment discrimination. Also works with congress to ensure the enforcement of labor laws.

  • Policy advocacy, information, and impact litigation.  Free employment law clinics in Bay Area; fact sheets and other helpful info on website.  Domestic Violence (DV) and Work Helpline provides individualized assistance to protect the employment rights of survivors of domestic violence.  Work and Family Project Helpline provides assistance with issues involving family leave.  Also has LGBT employment project, and projects that advance racial equality, fight discrimination against immigrants or others based on national origins, and protect the rights of the disabled.

  • Provides advocacy and organizing support for immigrant, welfare and non-standard workers who have been discriminated against.  Work and Family Project advocates for enforcement and expansion of FMLA and paid family leave.  Website has fact sheets about worker’s rights and other information.

  • Important database of employment lawyers in good standing, organized by state.  To find a lawyer, search online or send self-addressed stamped envelope for a printed listing of employment lawyers in your state. Cannot provide attorney referrals by phone or email.

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