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Resources

Our mission is to protect the rights of workers, and to help victims of sexual harassment and sexual abuse recover, and hold the perpetrators accountable.

Below are some resources that may help provide immediate attention to you and your case. These valuable resources may also help keep you informed about your employee and civil rights.

A GUIDE TO

Federal and California State Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault Laws

Guide to California Sexual Harassment and Assault Laws

Genie Harrison is on the board of directors for The California Women’s Law Center, a unique advocate, working in collaboration with allies, to protect, secure, and advance the comprehensive civil rights of women and girls, with a particular emphasis on low-income women and girls.

In September 2018, the CWLC released this comprehensive legal guide , “A Guide to Federal and California State Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault Laws.

This Guide identifies and outlines various claims that can be brought for sexual discrimination, harassment and assault under federal and state law. Designated for use by both attorneys and non-attorneys, the Guide allows readers to review and compare the elements required to establish each type of claim, and contains a variety of illustrative case law examples.

Speaking up is the first step.

While CWLC recognizes that navigating the complex legal environment surrounding these types of claims can be difficult, the hope is that the Guide will be helpful to survivors and their advocates in determining the legal course that works best for them.

For nearly 30 years, CWLC has stood with victims of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault. To learn more about the CWLC’s work to combat violence against women, visit their website at cwlc.org.

To download the Guide, click here.

Emergency Services

In case of an emergency, sexual assault or rape, call 911.


To make a police report, here are some websites for police departments in the Los Angeles area:

Los Angeles Police Dept: www.lapdonline.org


Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Dept: www.lasd.org


Glendale Police Dept: www.glendaleca.gov


Culver City Police Dept: www.culvercitypd.org


Santa Monica Police Dept: www.santamonicapd.org


Beverly Hills Police Dept: www.beverlyhills.org


List of Police Departments in Los Angeles County: www.laalmanac.com


EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR SEX CRIMES:

Los Angeles Rape and Battery 24 hour Crisis Lines
Central Los Angeles: (213) 626-3393
South Los Angeles: (310) 392-8381
West San Gabriel Valley: (626) 793-3385


RAINN

Sexual assault resources include:
RAINN Hotline: (800) 656-4673

Website and links:

www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline

https://hotline.rainn.org/online/terms-of-service.jsp

https://centers.rainn.org


Public Transit Sexual Harassment 24 hour Crisis Line: (844) 633-5464


Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network 24 Hotline: (800) 656-4673

MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY SERVICES:

24 Hour Crisis Line — National Alliance on Mental Health / Toll-free: (800) 854-7771


Psychiatric Mobile Response Team: (310) 482-3260


Mental Health Evaluation Unit: (213) 996-1300


Police Response with Mental Health Worker: (910) 966-6500

California Government Agencies

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

Website: dfeh.ca.gov
Toll-free: (800) 884-1684

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence and human trafficking.


California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)

Website: dir.ca.gov
Public Information Office: (213) 620-6330

The mission of the California Labor Commissioner’s Office is to ensure a just day’s pay in every workplace in the State and to promote economic justice through robust enforcement of labor laws. By combating wage theft, protecting workers from retaliation, and educating the public, we put earned wages into workers’ pockets and help level the playing field for law-abiding employers. This office is also known as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).


U.S. Dept. of Labor — Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Website: osha.gov
Toll-free: (800) 321-6742

Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. If you have concerns, you have the right to speak up about them without fear of retaliation. Contact OSHA to ask about a health and safety issue at your workplace and discuss your rights. Your information will be kept confidential. There are 18 OSHA offices in California.


California Employment Development Department (EDD)

Website: edd.ca.gov

The Employment Development Department (EDD) offers a wide variety of services to millions of Californians under Unemployment Insurance (UI), State Disability Insurance (SDI), workforce investment (Jobs and Training), and Labor Market Information programs.

Federal Government Agencies

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Website: eeoc.gov

(800) 669-4000
(800) 669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal employment discrimination laws. Its website provides information on the federal laws that are designed to prevent employment discrimination based on race, religion, sex and other categories.

EEOC Los Angeles District Office:
(213) 894-1000

255 E. Temple Street, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012

EEOC San Diego District Office:
(619) 557-7235

401 B Street, Suite 1550, San Diego, CA 92101

EEOC San Francisco District Office:
(415) 356-5100

901 Market Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94013


National Labor Relations Board

Website: nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.

Los Angeles District Office: (310) 235-7352
11150 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Los Angeles District Office: (213) 894-5254
888 S. Figueroa Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

San Diego District Office: (619) 557-6184
555 West Beech Street, Suite 418, San Diego, CA 92101

Oakland District Office: (510) 637-3300
Oakland Federal Building — 1301 Clay Street, Room 300-N, Oakland, CA 94612

San Francisco District Office: (415) 356-5130
901 Market Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103

U.S. Department of Labor — Wage and Hour Division

Website: dol.gov/whd

Los Angeles District Office
(Serving Kern, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties and portions of Los Angeles county)
915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 960, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 894-6375

West Covina District Office
(Serving San Bernardino county, Riverside county and portions of Los Angeles county)
100 N. Barranca Street, Suite 850, West Covina, CA 91791
(626) 966-0478

Fresno Area Office
906 N. Street, Suite 105, Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 487-5317

Sacramento District Office
2800 Cottage Way, Room W-1836, Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 978-6123

Orange Area Office
770 The City Drive South, Suite 5710, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 621-1650

San Diego District Office
550 Corporate Center
550 West “C” Street, Suite 990, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 557-5110

San Francisco Area Office
90 7th Street, Suite 11-100, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 625-7720

San Jose District Office
US Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Division
96 North 3rd Street, Suite 400, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 291-7730

Community Resources

Women In Film Sexual Harassment Help Line

Due to the countless allegations of sexual harassment perpetrated by many powerful men in the entertainment industry, Women In Film has launched a Sexual Harassment Help Line.

Call (323) 545-0333 / 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday — Friday.

Anyone, regardless of gender, can access the help line.

Website: https://womeninfilm.org/helpline/


Peace Over Violence

Provides education, in hospital advocacy, emergency services, legal services, case management and counseling for those who have experience sexual assault & rape, harassment, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence

Website: www.peaceoverviolence.org
Phone: (213) 955-9090


YWCA Greater Los Angeles

Provides crisis intervention, education, accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement & court, counseling and self defense for survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence.

Website: www.ywcagla.org
Phone: (214) 365-2991


Safe LA

Provide resources and referrals for crisis shelters and services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors

Website: safela.org


East Los Angeles Women’s Center

Provides crisis Intervention, hospital accompany services, self defense programs, counseling, family support services, law enforcement and court accompany services.

This resource is for Latina women and all services can be provided in Spanish

elawc.org
(323) 526-5819


Santa Monice Rape Treatment Center

Located in the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, provides immediate support and services anonymously for those who have been sexually assault or raped
(424) 259-7208

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Resources and education regarding sexual violence. Provides campus trainings, help with legislation to stop sexual assault and resources/referrals to crisis and treatment centers

calcasa.org
(916) 446-2520


Male Survivor

Provides support services for males who have survived sexual abuse including therapy, support groups and access to resources and referrals for the survivor and their family.

Website: malesurvivor.org


California Victim of Crimes

Learn how to receive apply and receive compensation if you are the victim of a documented sexual assault, rape, and other qualifying crimes. With VOC benefits, counseling, hospitalizations, medical costs and other services related to the crime may be paid for or reimbursed.

Website: Victims.ca.gov
Toll-free: (800) 777-9229

Therapy Resources

Here are different directories for therapists, support groups and psychiatrists. You can search for the provide or service you need by zip code, specialty, gender and insurance to get the most convenient fit for you.

Psychology Today

psychologytoday.com


Network Therapy

networktherapy.com


Good Therapy

goodtherapy.org

Nonprofit Agencies

America Disabilities Act / ADA National Network

adata.org

The ADA National Network consists of 10 regional ADA Centers and an ADA Knowledge Translation Center. The ADA Centers are located throughout the country to provide local assistance and provide implementation of the ADA.

Pacific ADA Center
(510) 285-5600 (V/TTY)
adapacific.org

Email: adatech@adapacific.org


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California

aclusocal.org
(213) 977-9500

The ACLU is a non-profit organization that provides legal aid to people whose cases fall under its mission. The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees: Your First Amendment rights— freedom of speech, association and assembly. Freedom of the press and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state. Your right to equal protection under the law — equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin. Your right to due process — fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake. Your right to privacy — freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including Native Americans and other people of color; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people; women; mental-health patients; prisoners; people with disabilities; and the poor.


Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD)

Website: glaad.org
Hotline: (323) 875-5223

GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is a U.S. non-governmental media monitoring organization founded by LGBT people in the media. Its stated mission, in part, is to “[amplify] the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.

Los Angeles Office:
(323) 933-2240

Legal Resources

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

lafla.org

Now with five neighborhood offices, three Domestic Violence Clinics and four Self-Help Legal Access Centers, LAFLA serves communities as diverse as East Los Angeles, the Westside, South Los Angeles, Koreatown and Long Beach. LAFLA is the first place thousands of poor people turn to when they need legal assistance for a crisis that threatens their shelter, health and livelihood.

Ron Olson Justice Center
1550 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(323) 801-7991
(800) 399-4529 for legal help


California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)

cela.org


National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

nela.org

MOBILE APPS

Read about the mobile apps created by Genie Harrison to help victims.

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