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The Center for WorkLife Law is a research and advocacy organization at UC Hastings College of the Law that seeks to advance gender and racial equity in the workplace and in higher education. WorkLife Law focuses on initiatives with the potential to produce concrete social, legal, and institutional change within a three to five year timeframe. Our current major initiatives include programs for advancing women leaders, eliminating barriers for pregnant and breastfeeding workers and students, preventing Family Responsibilities Discrimination, and helping companies to interrupt and correct bias in the workplace and create more stable schedules for their hourly workers.

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WorkLife Law Needs Your Help With National Bias Survey

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WorkLife Law is launching the Bias at Work Survey, a new project from our Bias Interrupters initiative. Bias at Work is a national survey gathering real-world data on workplace bias from people all across the United States. We are asking women and men in any kind of work setting to share their experiences anonymously. Our researchers will analyze the survey data with the goal of creating tools that more accurately combat workplace bias and helps to advance workplace equity.

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Center for WorkLife Law announces 2018 Summer Law Fellows

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The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to announce its 2018 Summer Law Fellows. The Rebecca Pontikes Law Fellow and Stephanie Hicks Law Fellow will serve as integral members of the WorkLife Law staff. They will conduct legal research to advance protections for pregnant, parenting, and breastfeeding workers and students, to address sexual harassment at work, and to prevent family responsibilities discrimination.  They will also serve as key team members for WorkLife Law’s annual Hastings Leadership Academy for Women.

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New Report Released: Stable Scheduling Increases Productivity and Sales

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Joan C. Williams at the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law, in partnership with Susan J. Lambert at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Saravanan Kesavan at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, is pleased to announce the release of the Stable Scheduling Study.

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