Our Mission

As leaders in the fight for the millions of workers and students responsible for providing care for their loved ones, the Center for WorkLife Law is an advocacy and research organization committed to advancing racial, gender, and class equity. At WorkLife Law, we address inequality at the national level and in states around the country by 1) Promoting structural policy change in workplaces and school, 2) Offering direct assistance to workers and students facing discrimination, and 3) Providing technical support for litigation that expands legal rights. 


These are just some of the problems that U.S. workers currently face. At the Center for WorkLife Law, we intervene on these problems through both systems-level change and individual interventions.

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WorkLife Law News

WorkLife Law’s New Harvard Business Review Publication: Breaking Down the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act for Employers

This year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), a new federal law that requires the federal government as well as private, state, and local employers with 15 or more employees to accommodate all health needs at work arising from pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. Liz Morris and Cynthia Calvert, who have counseled and trained hundreds of employees, businesses, and attorneys on the new law, outline what leaders need to know to support their pregnant workers while avoiding unnecessary EEOC charges and litigation.


Uplifting New Resources in Honor of Maternal Mental Health Month

About 1 in 5 women experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy and postpartum. In order to bring more awareness to maternal mental health month, WorkLife Law has created new resources for workers to understand their rights at work while experiencing perinatal mental health conditions– including a video spotlighting our senior attorney Juliana Franco who shares about her own mental health struggles after having her son.


Celebrating New Title IX Regulations: Millions of Pregnant and Parenting Students Gain Protections

Happy cheerful African - American black pregnant woman standing near the window in bedroom and enjoy looking a natural view outside close up with copyspace. Pregnant woman portrait.

Today the U.S. Department of Education formally adopted their long-anticipated regulations implementing Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. The Pregnant Scholar, an initiative of the Center for WorkLife Law, applauds the Department for providing a strong interpretation of the law that both protects millions of pregnant and parenting students and provides clear guidance for educational institutions. Read our full statement here.


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