Center for WorkLife Law:
The Center for WorkLife Law is a research and advocacy organization at UC Hastings College of the Law that seeks to advance gender and racial equality in the workplace and in higher education. WorkLife Law focuses on initiatives that can produce concrete social, legal, and institutional change in just three to five years. Our current major initiatives include programs for advancing women leaders, eliminating barriers for pregnant and breastfeeding workers and students, interrupting bias in the workplace and research on stable schedules for hourly workers. Please see below for information on these major initiatives.
Bias Interrupters offers an innovative data-driven approach to addressing workplace diversity issues at the systemic level. Bias Interrupters provides research-tested strategies and concrete solutions to help organizations identify and measure bias, then re-engineer business systems to address it. We provide a comprehensive framework for tackling bias in each major business system - hiring and recruiting, performance evaluations, promotions, compensation, and assignments. To learn more about interrupting bias in your organization, visit BiasInterrupters.org.
Women’s Leadership Edge:
Women’s Leadership Edge is a membership program that provides high-quality, evidence-based content to help organizations make meaningful progress toward diversity and inclusion goals. The programming is especially useful for HR and diversity departments, internal initiatives like mentoring programs or women’s/diversity initiatives, and managers and leaders seeking more effective diversity strategies. Member organizations have unlimited access to all program content to allow full participation within their organizations. To learn more, visit womensleadershipedge.org.
WorkLife Law has several programs designed to improve pregnancy accommodations for workers across the country. We have resources for healthcare professionals, pregnant women, employers, and attorneys to help women keep working healthily while pregnant. Our website WorkLife Law has several programs designed to improve pregnancy accommodations for workers across the country. We have resources for healthcare professionals, pregnant women, employers, and attorneys to help women keep working healthily while pregnant. Our website pregnantatwork.org includes interactive tools, webinars, and handouts.
Pregnancy in Higher Education:
We provide resources for pregnant women in higher education through our Pregnant Scholar initiative (thepregnantscholar.org). We help pregnant students learn their rights through Title IX and we help administrators and faculty members support pregnant students.
Family Responsibilities Discrimination:
WorkLife Law is the leader in advancing issues of family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) in legal practice. We run a legal hotline and advise attorneys on successfully litigating FRD cases. We also advise caregivers of their rights under the law through factsheets on our website (worklifelaw.org/frd/).