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Community support for Black workers

When someone in our community faces a challenge, we show up for each other. Because who else is going to protect us but us? The LABWC is where Black workers share the tools and information we all need to better advocate for ourselves and our peers in the workplace. When we collectively fight for our rights, we win.

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Worker rights

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) provides legal aid to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County. Some of their services include supporting the following: immigration, eviction defense, tenant harassment, domestic violence, and expungement.

In the area of employment law, they can provide workers support with: 

  • recovering unpaid wages including overtime pay
  • getting unemployment benefits
  • legal advice regarding discrimination
  • legal advice regarding workplace harassment
  • legal advice regarding medical leave and other workplace rights

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. 

If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work you can file a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate, violence, and human trafficking. 

If you believe you have been discriminated against by your employer or a prospective employer, you can file a discrimination complaint with the DFEH.

When we get sick, we should not need to worry about losing pay or even our job. In California, all employers are required to provide paid sick leave according to the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance.

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