Our work includes affirmative litigation, legislative reform, policy advocacy, community outreach, and legal training about the problem of gender-based discrimination and how communities can help fight such bias. We also provide "know your rights" materials to vicitms of gender-based discrimination, represent some of these individuals and connect others to qualified pro bono counsel.
GELC is committed to fighting against blatant bigotry and hostile legislation that impairs the ability of members of the LGBTQ community to be treated fairly and with dignity.
We work to promote and safeguard family leave laws and policies that enable employees to take protected time off from work to have a baby, bond with a new child and/or to care for a sick relative—without risking their economic security.
We work to identify the root causes of pay disparity and to advocate laws and policies that will close this persistent pay gap.
GELC regularly advocates on behalf of employees who experience discrimination on the job because they are pregnant.
GELC advocates for the rights of employees to be free of discrimination in the workplace on the basis of their gender, gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation and related stereotypes.
GELC advocates for the rights of women and members of the LGBTQ community to be free of sexual advances and inappropriate conduct in the workplace.
Gender stereotypes are harmful. GELC works to help society confront outdated, often iimplicit stereotypes that limit opportunities for women and members of the LGBTQ community.
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
GELC utilizes education and the law to help victims of intimate partner violence, sexual offenses and stalking keep their jobs, be free of discrimination and retain other benefits.
GELC seeks to empower the next generation of young women and female-identified youth through recognizing their voices and stories as well as educating them about their legal rights as they enter into adulthood.