Working families deserve safety & support

Our Response to COVID-19

Protecting our Communities

The strength and resilience of our communities rely on keeping working women and their families afloat.

The economic crisis flowing from COVID-19 is hitting women hard, especially those already working for poverty or unequal wages, and those without workplace protections, job security, or paid leave. Women comprise the largest segment of workers in the most dangerous “essential” jobs of the crisis, including 75% of healthcare workers. At the same time, they are losing their jobs at higher rates overall in other fields during COVID-19. Women hold sixty percent of the 700,000 jobs lost to date to COVID-19.

Justice and equity mean families trying to make it on poverty wages, or harmed by pay discrimination, can plan for the future — and be ready in emergencies. It means students and workers don’t need to experience delayed legal claims or investigations. It means workers who have complained of harassment or discrimination aren’t first on termination lists and last on rehire lists.

With your partnership, decades of progress for women and working families will gain momentum. 

Justice & Equity Demand Action

The people closest to the problem are also closest to the solution. That is why ERA is listening and responding to communities harmed by COVID-19 through Telephonic Town Halls in states across the country. 

We will protect workers who are undocumented, domestic workers, hourly front line workers, service workers, and workers with children and care giving responsibilities from dangerous work conditions. They deserve job protection, income equality, paid leave, and safety — now and after COVID-19. Therefore, ERA is driving inclusive emergency legislation as well as permanent policy fixes. Our economic security policy campaigns support partners in states across the country with our Women’s Agenda Digital Hub and Rapid Response Policy Support Team.

Student survivors of campus violence and schools need support as campuses close and Trump Administration attacks on student survivors’ rights leave Title IX cases in limbo. That’s why we created our guide for Title IX Administrators with best practices, tips, and concrete recommendations. We continue to provide free legal support to students with Title IX cases through our ENOUGH program, and challenge the U.S. Department Education’s attempts to erode federal civil rights laws protecting students. 

With your continued support, we are committed to policies and actions that build income security, create safety from harassment and violence, expand paid leave to everyone who needs it, and protect workers from discrimination based on sex and race.

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Protecting Your Rights during COVID-19

We're working hard to help workers, students, and families through the COVID-19 crisis with resources, public policy recommendations, and action campaigns.

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Legal Advice & Resources / Consejos y Recursos legales

Know Your Rights

Learn what your rights are so you can navigate your situation and make the best decision for you.

Your Rights at Work
Your Rights at School

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Due to our current caseload, we are unfortunately not able to offer appointments for employment-related issues right now. Please see our Know Your Rights guides for information about your rights at work.

For issues at school, temporarily we can only help with:
- Sexual harassment or sexual assault in higher education
- Gender-based harassment or discrimination (including sexual harassment or assault) of LGBTQI+ individuals at all grade levels

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We have trained legal advocates and lawyers on staff to guide you through your legal issue. (Education only.)

We're helping women, families, workers & students navigate COVID-19

Conozca Sus Derechos

Aprende sus derechos para que puedas navegar su situación y tomar la mejor decisión para ti.

Sus Derechos en el Trabajo

Contáctenos

Por el volumen de nuestros casos, desafortunadamente no podemos ofrecer citas nuevas por cualquier problema relacionada a empleo en este momento. Favor de leer nuestro Guia de Conocer Sus Derechos para información sobre sus derechos en el trabajo.

Para problemas a su escuela, temporalmente, solo podemos ayudar con:
- Acoso sexual o agresión sexual en la universidad
- Acoso o discriminación basado en el género (incluyendo acoso sexual o agresión sexual) de personas que son LGBTQI+ de cualquier nivel de grado

EXPLIQUENOS SOBRE SU SITUACION

Nuestro servicio de asesoramiento por teléfono está cerrado por ahora

En este momento, no estamos recibiendo solicitudes dejadas por un recado de teléfono. Sin embargo, usted puede someter una solicitud para una consulta por la manera de hacer clic en el link "Explíquenos Sobre Su Situacion."