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
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
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
Free or reduced-cost legal services may be available depending on your income and type of case.
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
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.
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.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
MALDEF is a nonprofit Latinx civil rights organization.
Online contact form to request legal assistance: https://www.maldef.org/contact-us/
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund works to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and education.
Phone: (212)-965-2200 or (202) 682-1300
Online form to request legal assistance: https://www.naacpldf.org/contact-us/legal-assistance
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
Lambda Legal’s Help Desk provides information and resources regarding discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status.
Information Materials about Employment Discrimination
Materials about Federal law from the U.S. 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://www.eeoc.gov/youth/national-origin-discrimination-1
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
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: https://www.eeoc.gov/sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-sogi-discrimination
Materials about State law from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
Workplace Harassment Guide For California Employers: https://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 Discrimination: https://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...
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: Employment (Disability Rights California): https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/publications/disability-discriminatio...
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...
Gender Discrimination At Work (Equal Rights Advocates): https://www.equalrights.org/issue/economic-workplace-equality/discrimina...
Know Your Rights: Pay Discrimination (Equal Rights Advocates): https://www.equalrights.org/issue/economic-workplace-equality/pay-discri...
Sexual Harassment At Work (Equal Rights Advocates): https://www.equalrights.org/issue/economic-workplace-equality/sexual-har...
(En Español) Acoso Sexual: Conozca Sus Derechos (Equal Rights Advocates): https://www.equalrights.org/issue/acoso-sexual/
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
City Hall, Room 430, 1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Minimum Wage/Overtime: email@example.com, (415) 554-6292
Paid Sick Leave: firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 554-6271
Health Care Security Ordinance: email@example.com, (415) 554-7892
Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance: firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 554-6424
Fair Chance Ordinance: email@example.com, (415) 554-5192
California Labor Commission (Division of Labor Standards Enforcement)
San Francisco office: 455 Golden Gate Ave., 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
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
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
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102-7014
Recorded information: 1-800-736-7401
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.