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Equal Rights Advocates

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General Agency Information
Name: Equal Rights Advocates
Alternate Name(s): ERA
Address: 1170 Market St. #700
San Francisco,  CA  94102
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 415-621-0672
Toll Free: 800-839-4372
Fax: 415-621-6744
Description: Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.

Equal Rights Advocates has transformed the law for hundreds of thousands of women and girls for over four decades through impact litigation, advice and counseling, and policy reform.

Advice and Counseling Hotline
ERA's Advice and Counseling Service and Hotline is here to help you understand your legal rights. We assist thousands each year. You can contact us toll-free by phone at 800-839-4ERA (4372) or via our online intake form.

Free, confidential legal advice and information are available if you are facing:
-Unfair treatment at work or school because of sex
-Unequal pay at work because of sex or other denial of wages
-Unfair treatment because of pregnancy
-Sexual harassment at work or school
-Retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination at work or school
-Problems at work accessing pregnancy or family medical leave or other workplace accommodations because of pregnancy

Calls with an ERA counselor usually take between 30 and 60 minutes, and are kept confidential. If you have a question about your current job or employer, try to call from somewhere other than work.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about how the Advice and Counseling Service works.

ELIGIBILITY: The ability to take on individual cases is limited and depends upon availability of resources.
Publications: Expecting A Baby, Not A Lay-Off - Why Federal Law Should Require the Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnant Workers
Fact Sheet for Doctors: Keeping Your Working Patients Healthy
Family and Medical Leave/Pregnancy Discrimination brochures
Know Your Rights: Sex Discrimination at Work
Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment at Work (En EspaƱol) and School
Newsletter and Annual Reports
Pregnant and Working: What You Need to Know and Key Facts
The Equal Employment Restoration Act of 2012: Removing the Obstacles Imposed by the Wal-Mart v. Dukes Decision and Restoring Justice for Women Workers
Women in STEM: Progress and Targets
Languages other than English: Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within One Block
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: None
Areas Served: United States
Physical Location: San Francisco
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Noreen Farrell
Executive Director
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Employment Discrimination Assistance
Employment Issues
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Sexual Harassment Victims
Women's Advocacy Groups
Women's Issues
Women's Support Groups
This agency was last updated on October 22, 2021.