Legal Help and Hotlines
Know Your Rights
LAS-ELC provides about 3,000 low-income workers across California with free and confidential legal services each year through a variety of clinics.
Our clinics offer information and one-on-one counseling about employment rights and discrimination, workplace safety, denial of wages, unemployment benefits, harassment, and wrongful termination, among other issues. Trained law students and paralegals staff the clinics, supervised by attorneys who specialize in employment law. Services are available in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and we often can accommodate other languages. Phone consultations are available.
If you have questions or problems relating to domestic violence and your job, language rights, disability rights or family and medical leave, you may call one of our helplines:
- Project SURVIVE: Domestic Violence and Employment: 888-864-8335
- Disability Rights: 877-350-5441
- Language Rights: 800-864-1664
- Work and Family project (including questions about family and medical leave): 800-880-8047
If you have other questions about your employment rights, please call our Workers’ Rights Clinic.
If you have a complaint
The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center works with many clients through its Community Legal Services Program (“CLSP”). The CLSP welcomes client comments and takes complaints seriously. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly as a client, you are entitled to protest the policies or actions that you believe have affected you unjustly.
You can make an oral complaint by calling (415) 864-8848. Or you may send a written complaint to: Community Legal Services Program, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94104
Find more details here about your rights as a complainant and how to file a complaint.