How We Work

With generous support from the legal community, grant makers, foundations and other donors, we provide free legal services in four main ways:

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Free legal info, fact sheets

We offer know-your-rights trainings, 100-plus fact sheets, other online resources.

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Clinics, helplines

We provide individualized legal advice and help, by phone and in person.

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We bring class and individual actions, limited representation, impact litigation.

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Policy advocacy

We draft and promote laws and policies to strengthen civil and workplace rights.

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The people we serve

Click the photos below to learn what kinds of issues we address and what communities we serve.

Most Recent News

Women now earn 79.5 cents for every dollar men make. That means the average woman in the U.S. has had to work all of last year and then through the first quarter of this year until today, April 4, to...

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Here is a fact sheet describing your rights under California's Ralph Act in Spanish, Chinese, and English. A Farsi translation is here, and an Arabic translation is here. Visit our clinics and helplines page, or call 415-864-8848, for help addressing your particular...

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Alfonso, a tow truck driver, wanted to take paternity leave to be with his newborn daughter in her first weeks of life, but his employer threatened to fire him if he took more than a week off. The company —...

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Page Summary

This is the home page of the website of Legal Aid at Work. We provide free legal services to low-income people. Our four types of services include individualized advice and counsel; information and other resources that we offer online and in person; representation in court and in administrative hearings; and advocacy for changes in local, state, and federal laws and for changes in employers' policies. Please click on any of the boxes above to learn more about a particular aspect of our work or how we serve a particular group of people.

California-based Legal Aid At Work (formerly known as Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center) is not in any way officially or unofficially affiliated or associated with or authorized, sponsored, or endorsed by, or connected with Legal Aid Works (formerly known as Rappahannock Legal Services, Inc.), which provides free legal services in Virginia.

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