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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

These organizations may provide assistance with some aspects of employment law. Contact these organizations directly for more information about the services provided.

Job Discrimination

EEOC
www.eeoc.gov
The federal agency  responsible for investigating, conciliating, and prosecuting discrimination claims that violate federal law.

EEOC San Francisco District Office
350 The Embarcadero, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105-1260 1-800-669-4000
http://www.eeoc.gov/sanfrancisco/index.html
The San Francisco District Office has jurisdiction over several states in the Pacific Northwest and numerous counties in Northern California. Its website features information on filing a claim locally, as well as mediation and outreach resources available within its jurisdiction.

Unemployment and Workers' Compensation

VLSP Employment Law Clinic
551-2102
517 12th St., Sacramento
Services provided: advice on the denial of unemployment benefits, and other employment disputes. Call for an appointment. Income restrictions apply.

Legal Services of Northern California
551-2150
515 12th Street, Sacramento
Services provided: assistance for workers whose unemployment claims have been denied.
Call at 8:30 a.m. for same-day appointment.

DWC Information and Assistance Unit 
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/ianda.html
916-928-3158 (recorded info line: 800-736-7401)
Injured workers can contact the Information & Assistance (I&A) Unit of their local Division of Workers' Compensation office. In addition, injured workers can attend a monthly workshop to learn about their rights and workers' comp procedures. 

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RESEARCH GUIDES

In addition, the Law Library of Congress has produced a useful research guide: Employment and Labor Law: A Beginner's Guide

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ARTICLES

Everyday Law and Ask the County Law Librarian articles are written by Law Librarians on a variety of common legal issues.

Articles from other organizations:

  • Anti-Discrimination Law Q&As (EEOC)
    One of many publications by the EEOC, this guide is useful introductory reading.
  • Employment Discrimination  (Cornell's Legal Information Institute)
    A concise overview of employment discrimination law by Cornell's Legal Information Institute.
  • Federal EEO Laws (EEOC)
    A discussion of federal anti-discrimination laws in effect, with links to primary law and relevant agencies included. 
  • Strategies to Enforce Rights (Nolo Press)
    This website features a brief article on initiating a complaint with the EEOC, including an outline of the steps following a filed complaint.