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  • Information about labor union issues and organizing rights.
  • A project of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Does not provide direct legal assistance, but website has information about spotting and stopping discrimination, as well as publications on gender balance in policing, use of force, sexual assault training, domestic violence, and other topics.
  • 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.
  • A national coalition committed to achieving economic equity by increasing the number of women in trade and technical fields and improving their working conditions. Promotes policies, actions, and partnerships designed to improve women’s access to nontraditional fields such as construction, manufacturing, and transportation. Website has discussion groups, job search, other resources.
  • 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.
  • No direct legal services. Offers educational and other programs to advance women’s economic self-sufficiency and career advancement include literacy, technical and nontraditional skills, the welfare-to-work transition, career development, and retirement security. Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Project and Elder Economic Security Initiative combine grassroots organizing, public policy, advocacy, and research to promote financial security for families and older women.
  • 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.
  • Uses public education and advocacy to promote a wide variety of issues aimed at achieving fairness in the workplace, increasing access to quality health care, and facilitating work-family life balance.
  • Provides direct pro-bono representation for select, high-impact cases of employment discrimination. Also works with congress to ensure the enforcement of labor laws.
  • Non-profit policy organization that protects worker’s human and civil rights on the job.  Issues include drug testing, electronic monitoring, right to organize, medical privacy, whistleblower protections.
  • 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.
  • Information regarding pensions, social security, divorce and widowhood and long-term healthcare available on website. Can call to request further information or publications.

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