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 Welcomes New Summer Research Assistant

Ryan Malek-Maple

The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Ryan Malek-Maple as a summer Research Assistant. Ryan will assist with data coding and analysis for the Center’s ongoing Bias Interrupters research partnerships as well as conduct literature reviews on gender and racial biases in business systems and informal workplace interactions.


WorkLife Law Welcomes New Program Associate


The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Etienne Oliver as our new Program Associate. Etienne has a background in Sociology and Journalism, with a focus on race and gender and experience with sociological research. Etienne will assist with day-to-day operations, planning events, overseeing long-term projects, and supporting WorkLife Law’s directors.


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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.