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 to protect and expand the rights of low-wage workers, utilizing an array of strategies including impact litigation, direct services, legislative advocacy and policy work. Our docket covers a wide range of law reform and impact cases in the areas of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, military and/or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault, disability, national origin, language, and/or citizenship along with family and medical leave, disability leaves and accommodations, wage and hour and Title IX enforcement. Our direct services work includes advice, counsel and limited representation to thousands of individuals each year on a broad range of legal issues related to employment, with a special focus on unemployment insurance benefits and wage claims. Interested individuals can find more information about LAS-ELC’s programs and projects on our website, www.las-elc.org.
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.