Our Mission

The Center for WorkLife Law is an advocacy and research organization at UC Hastings Law that seeks to advance racial, gender, and class equity. At WorkLife Law, we address inequality at a structural level by developing and implementing concrete, evidence-based interventions in schools and workplaces and changing public policy at the state and national levels. We are extremely strategic in how we approach each structural intervention, forging partnerships with grassroots groups and field experts to identify the best change levers to tackle the problem at hand. With our interventions, we aim to produce dramatic changes within a two to five year timeframe. Our main areas of impact are economic security, maternal & child health, education equity, and racial and gender justice in the workplace. Throughout the pandemic, our team has also mobilized a COVID-19 emergency response, applying our legal expertise to help protect workers’ rights during the crisis.


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 Featured on the New York Times 2021 Holiday Giving Guide

WorkLife Law is honored to be featured in the New York Times Opinion 2021 Holiday Gift Giving Guide amongst this list of amazing organizations united in their missions to help mothers during these trying times.

Please donate if you are able to our WorkLife Law Cares GoFundMe Campaign. Your generous support enables us to provide free COVID-19 legal helpline services in English and Spanish to workers struggling to protect their families and health without jeopardizing their livelihoods


New Report: The Elephant in the (Well-Designed) Room: An Investigation into Bias in the Architecture Profession

We found an elephant in the room: white men are having a different experience than all other groups in architecture workplaces. Women of color reported the worst experiences overall, with white women and men of color falling in between. Read the full report here. 

The problem is real, but so is the solution. Our report includes Bias Interrupters toolkits for interrupting bias in hiring, assignments, performance evaluations, meetings, family leave and workplace flexibility.


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Learn about WorkLife Law’s COVID-19 Resources and Helpline.
Aprenda más sobre los recursos y la línea telefonica de ayuda COVID-19 de WorkLife Law.