The Sanford Heisler Public Interest Diversity Fellowship is a one-year fellowship beginning in Fall 2015. The Fellow will work closely with the supervising attorney(s) of the Legal Aid Society- Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and a California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) firm in all aspects of the organization’s or firm’s practice. The Fellow’s work may include direct services, litigation, public education/outreach, legal research and writing, community service, or any combination of these.
The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center seeks a recent law school graduate or recently admitted attorney to fill a one-year grant-funded fellowship position helping to launch ours Day Labor Outreach and Wage Recovery Project. This project will assist day laborers and construction workers facing wage theft in securing owed wages.
The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The LAS–ELC also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that an individual has any of the characteristics of the protected classes of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation, and further prohibits discrimination against an individual who is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics. The LAS–ELC will also make reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees, unless such accommodation would result in undue hardship. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodations by contacting the Vice President for Administration or his/her designee. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, compensation, training, discipline, and termination.