Equity in Schools & Universities

Every student deserves to learn in an environment that’s safe and free from discrimination. From gender stereotyping in the classroom or on the sports field, to epidemic levels of sexual assault on college campuses, ERA fights alongside students, providing free legal help to protect their civil rights and access to education. We have students’ backs, and we have for 45 years.

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Know Your Rights

If you’re being discriminated against or mistreated at school because of your perceived or actual gender or sexual orientation — or if you’ve been sexually assaulted or harassed at school — knowing your rights could help protect you. Whether you choose to report, file a complaint, send an anonymous letter, sue your school, or just want to consider your options, start by learning what your rights are.

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Initiatives

One in 5 women, 1 in 20 men, and 1 in 4 nonbinary or GNC students is sexually assaulted during college. This is unacceptable. ERA fights for a world where all students can go to school without the threat of sexual violence. As part of our Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education, we train and support pro bono attorneys dedicated to providing free legal advice to student survivors. Known as the ENOUGH Advocates, these attorneys make up the nation's first network of volunteer attorneys dedicated to providing free legal help to college student survivors of sexual assault.

If you are a student who has been sexually assaulted or harassed, get in touch with an ENOUGH Advocate.

If you're an attorney interested in becoming an ENOUGH Advocate, learn more on the Volunteer page under "What You Can Do"

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We achieved a lot together this year.

Check out our 2018-2019 Annual Report to learn more.

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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

Tell us about your situation

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

Note: Due to limited capacity, our staff can currently only assist new clients with select issues at school or related to education. We hope to re-open our employment-related intakes soon.

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."

Aprender Mas
Tenemos defensores legales y abogados capacitados para guiarle por su problema legal. Nota: Por nuestra capacidad limitada, nuestros empleados solo pueden ayudar a los clientes nuevos que tienen problems specificas relaciada a la escuela. Esperamos que podemos abrir de nuevo las citas de empleo muy pronto.