The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center ensures justice and dignity for low-income people in many ways:
Our Work and Family program addresses workers' rights to time off for health needs, pregnancy, and bonding as new parents, and it provides critical public information.
Our Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition improves the workplaces and health of working mothers.
We are developing Medical Legal Partnerships to help ensure pregnant women's health and jobs are protected.
Our Gender Equity & LGBT Rights program addresses discrimination, Title IX enforcement, harassment, and workplace impacts of domestic violence.
Through Project Survive, we help clients who face problems at work because they've experienced domestic violence, ensuring they can exercise their rights to time off, including for court appearances.
Our project called Fair Play for Girls in Sports fights discrimination against girls in K-12 sports programs.
Sexual Harassment Project fights harassment based on sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Veterans and Military Families Employment Project ensures time off for military obligations and fights discrimination based on military or veteran status.
Our Wage Protection program recovers unpaid wages and fights violations of the right to a minimum wage and to overtime pay and help workers qualify for unemployment Insurance and pursue appeals when they are denied payments they're entitled to.
- We also offer free legal services through the Wage Protection clinics in San Francisco and Oakland.
Our Disability Rights program fights discrimination and harassment based on physical and mental health disabilities, and pursues reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- We also offer free legal services through the Workers' Rights Disability Law Clinics in Berkeley.
And we help protect Language Rights by tackling related discrimination in employment, government and business services, and education.
Our Racial Equality program fights discrimination and harassment based on race; affirmative action.
Our Workers’ Rights Clinics serve thousands of low-income and unemployed workers each year with counseling, information, and referrals at several locations across California; there's also a phone-in option.