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

  • 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.

  • 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 information, educational opportunities and advocacy for the advancement and recognition of women in the construction industry. Also works to educate employers. Local chapters.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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