Fighting for Women's Equality
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

About ERA

What does ERA do?

ERA works to defend laws that prohibit sex-based discrimination and advance gender equality in the workplace and in educational institutions [or, in employment and education]. We do this through representing women and girls in lawsuits, advocating for public policies that expand and protect the civil rights of workers and students, and educating women and girls about their legal rights. Learn more about ERA.

Is ERA a government agency?

No. ERA is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1974, and we are not affiliated with any agency or branch of government.

Emergency Calls

What should I do if I need to talk to someone about my legal problem right away?

If you have an approaching legal deadline or need immediate legal assistance, contact your local (county or state) bar association.

What should I do if I’ve been sexually assaulted, threatened with harm, or if I am concerned for my safety?

If you feel that your physical safety is in danger, you should contact the police immediately. If you were assaulted at work or school, ERA may be able to offer information, advice, and/or referrals about pursuing civil legal claims in such a situation, but you should secure your immediate safety and health situation before pursuing legal remedies.

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