Resources for Employment

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Government Agencies that Enforce Anti-Discrimination Laws in Employment

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
Phone: (800) 884-1684
http://dfeh.ca.gov/

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1-800-669-4000
To file a complaint with EEOC: https://publicportal.eeoc.gov
Office address: 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
Mailing address: P.O Box 36025, San Francisco, CA 94102-3661

 

Resources For Legal Information, Advice, or Representation

Lawyer Referral & Information Service - Bar Association of San Francisco
(415) 989-1616
https://www.sfbar.org/lawyerreferrals/index.aspx

Legal Aid at Work
Non-profit organization that works to protect low-income workers' rights through advocacy and litigation (income restrictions apply).
Info line for clinic hours/locations: (415) 864-8208
Office phone: 415-864-8848
https://legalaidatwork.org/

AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)
ALRP works to help people with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues.
Call (415) 701-1100, ext. 330.
http://www.alrp.org

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
The ACLU may be able to offer legal guidance or representation for matters involving employment by a government agency and/or matters involving discrimination in employment due to race, gender, ethnic background, religion, disability or any other basis protected by anti-discrimination laws.  
(415) 621-2488
https://www.aclunc.org/our-work/get-help

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) 
ERA is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.
Phone: 415.621.0672
Email: info@equalrights.org
https://www.equalrights.org

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.  NCLR may be able to offer legal advice, referrals, or representation for matters involving discrimination due to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or related issues.
Legal Help Line: 1.800.528.6257 or 415.392.6257
Email: Info@NCLRights.org
http://www.nclrights.org/legal-help/

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal’s Help Desk provides information and resources regarding discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status.
https://www.lambdalegal.org/helpdesk
Phone: 213-382-7600

 

Information Materials about Employment Discrimination

Materials from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Full EEOC resource list: https://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/index.cfm

Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: https://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-ada.cfm

National Origin Discrimination Fact Sheet: https://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-nator.cfm

Pregnancy Discrimination Fact Sheet: https://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-preg.cfm

Race/Color Discrimination Fact Sheet: https://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-race.cfm

Materials from California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

Workplace Harassment Guide For California Employershttps://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/06/DFEH-Workplace-Harassment-Guide-1.pdf

Employment Discrimination Based on Disability: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/06/DFEH_EmploymentDiscriminationBrochure.pdf

(en español) Discriminación En El Empleo Basada En Discapacidad: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/07/DFEH_EmploymentDiscriminationBrochure_Spanish.pdf

Other DFEH resources on Employment Discriminationhttps://www.dfeh.ca.gov/resources/posters-and-brochures-and-fact-sheets/poster-and-brochure-tab-list/?target=employment

Other Information Materials about Employment Discrimination

Disabilities in the Workplace: Reasonable Accommodation (Legal Aid at Work): https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/disabilities-in-the-workplace-reaso...

Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace (Disability Rights California): http://disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/F06701.pdf

Discrimination and Harassment in Employment (Legal Aid at Work): https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/discrimination-and-harassment-in-em...

Gender Identity Discrimination: Employment Rights for Transgender Workers (Legal Aid at Work): https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/gender-identity-discrimination-empl...

Know Your Rights: Transgender People at Work (Transgender Law Center): https://transgenderlawcenter.org/resources/employment/know-your-rights-t...

Religious Discrimination and Accommodation in the Workplace (Legal Aid at Work): https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/religious-discrimination-and-accomm...

Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Harassment (Legal Aid at Work): https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/sexual-orientation-discrimination-a...

Sex Discrimination At Work (Equal Rights Advocates): https://www.equalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/KYR_SexDiscrm.pdf

Sexual Harassment At Work (Equal Rights Advocates): https://www.equalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/KYR_SexHarassWk-v...

(En Español) El Acoso Sexual en el Ambiente de Trabajo (Equal Rights Advocates): https://www.equalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/KYR_SexHarassWk-_...

Family and Medical Leave/Pregnancy Discrimination (Equal Rights Advocates): https://www.equalrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/KYR_PrgDiscrm.pdf

More information materials from Legal Aid at Work: https://legalaidatwork.org/fact-sheets/

 

Other Agencies and Resources for Employment Matters

SF Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
http://sfgov.org/olse/
City Hall, Room 430, 1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Minimum Wage/Overtime: mwo@sfgov.org, (415) 554-6292
Paid Sick Leave: psl@sfgov.org, (415) 554-6271
Health Care Security Ordinance: hcso@sfgov.org, (415) 554-7892
Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance: ffwo@sfgov.org, (415) 554-6424
Fair Chance Ordinance: fce@sfgov.org, (415) 554-5192

California Labor Commission (Division of Labor Standards Enforcement)
San Francisco office: 455 Golden Gate Ave., 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 703-5300
Other offices: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/districtoffices.htm

Instituto Laboral De La Raza
Advocacy for wage claims; referral services for other employment law matters.
2947 16th Street
415-431-7522
http://ilaboral.org/

Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
San Francisco District Office: 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 9516, San Francisco, CA 94102
To file a complaint, call (415) 557-0100
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
https://www.osha.gov/

California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102-7014 
415-703-5020
Recorded information: 1-800-736-7401
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/

San Francisco Department of Human Resources (for matters involving employment by the City and County of San Francisco)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Helpline is (415) 557-4900 or (415) 557-4810 (TTY). Employees and applicants can use this number to obtain information regarding EEO procedures and issues, to make a complaint, or to ask questions.
http://sfdhr.org/equal-employment-opportunity