The following links provide additional information about family responsibilities discrimination, caregiver discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination. For additional resources related to advancing the status of women and improving work-life balance, see here.
A Better Balance -A Better Balance (ABB) is a national legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace and helping employees meet the conflicting demands of work and family. Through legislative advocacy, litigation, research, public education and technical assistance to state and local campaigns, A Better Balance is committed to helping workers care for their families without risking their economic security. ABB also hosts the Families at Work Legal Clinic with the prominent employment law firm Outten & Golden. The clinic provides legal assistance for low-income New Yorkers experiencing problems at work because of their family caregiving responsibilities, including pregnancy discrimination. Please call 212-430-5982 to reach the clinic.
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)- The California Employment Lawyers Association is a statewide organization of attorneys representing employees in termination, discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment cases. They help their members protect and expand the legal rights of California’s workers through litigation, education and advocacy.
Equal Rights Advocates – Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. Through its campaign approach—incorporating public education, legislative advocacy, and litigation—ERA seeks to assist women and girls throughout a life-long continuum: ensuring equality in their educational experience, combating sex discrimination in the workforce, and advocating for workplaces hospitable to working families.
Workforce 21C – Workforce 21C provides consulting and training to help employers meet the challenges of today’s changing workforce. We focus on preventing family responsibilities discrimination, implementing stigma-free flexible work arrangements, and advancing women into leadership positions. We often partner with other experts and consultants to provide complete, seamless solutions to employers’ most vexing personnel problems. Our expertise complements and expands retention and engagement initiatives, diversity and inclusion programs, inter-generational team building, and employee wellness programs
Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) – Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) is a nonprofit, legal services organization assisting low-wage workers and their families for more than 96 years. They provide free legal information and representation to workers on the full range of employment rights guaranteed by federal, state, and local laws. LAS-ELC’s Work and Family Project protects the workplace rights of pregnant women, new parents, and workers facing family medical crises. The Project assists callers through a toll-free legal advice helpline (800-880-8047), provides free legal representation to low-income workers whose rights have been violated, and trains community groups on family medical leave and accommodation rights for pregnant women and working caregivers. They also engage in policy advocacy to expand workers’ rights and provide technical assistance to lawyers, health care providers, and other advocates on work and family issues.
Maryland Women’s Law Center -The Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc. (WLC), a non-profit organization, established in 1971, advocates for an equal playing field in the law for women and children. Through impact litigation and public education, WLC founders hoped to eliminate discrimination and unfair practices.
MomsRising- MomsRising takes on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families. They are a transformative online and on-the-ground multicultural organization of more than million members and over a hundred aligned organizations working to increase family economic security, to end discrimination against women and mothers, and to build a nation where both businesses and families can thrive.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund – The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
National Women’s Law Center- Since 1972, the National Women’s Law Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country. They have succeeded in getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make laws and public policies work for women and their families.
Southwest Women’s Law Center-The mission of the Southwest Women’s Law Center is to create the opportunity for women to realize their full economic and personal potential by eliminating gender bias, discrimination and harassment, lifting women and their families out of poverty, and ensuring that all women have full control over their reproductive lives through access to comprehensive reproductive health services and information.