Employment

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jobs and careers for women and people of diverse backgrounds.  Job listings, networking, career advice, and other informational resources for professional women.
  • Membership organization for professional women, especially women in business and corporate jobs. Encourages the recruitment and advancement of women in corporate positions through research, publications and workshops. Offices in NY, CA, Toronto, and Switzerland.
  • Promotes increased involvement of women in unions through grassroots activism. Projects include contraceptive equity, reproductive health, education and training opportunities, leadership training.
  • Government agency that oversees labor standards, laws, and practices.  Call Center (toll-free) provides general information from 8am to 8pm EST weekdays.  Website has information on topics including wages, health plans, unemployment insurance, FMLA.  ELaws advisors section of website provides an interactive module for finding answers to questions about FMLA, ERISA, benefits, and other issues.
  • Government agency that investigates and prosecutes discrimination claims.  Claims should generally be filed with state or local EEO office; call toll free number [available between 8:30am and 5:30pm EST weekdays] or visit website to find contact info for local field office. Website has information on how to identify discrimination, how to file a complaint, and other FAQs.
  • Works on gender discrimination issues involving women who are federally employed, including women in the military. Educates members on their workplace rights and facilitates career development through training institutes. Does not officially represent workers, but will speak with management or employers when deemed appropriate.
  • The Unemployment Insurance programs provide unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own, and meet certain other eligibility requirements. Website contains information about: State UI, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); Unemployment for Federal Employees; Unemployment for Ex-Service members; Extended Benefits; etc. Call toll-free Call Center number for information about layoffs and unemployment.

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