Women and families in the South face some of the highest poverty rates in the country, but they also have access to some of the least protective laws. Pregnant workers across the South are forced out of their jobs when they need a modest accommodation to keep working. Mothers return to work just a few weeks after giving birth because they cannot afford to take more time off.
Unfortunately, despite this great need, there are not enough attorneys and legal teams on the ground available to help families suffering from discrimination at work and to push for more family-friendly laws and policies.
A Better Balance’s Southern Office, based in Nashville, TN, helps to fill this gap in legal advocacy.
We are building alliances with communities and partners in the South, raising awareness of the needs of Southern women and families living paycheck to paycheck, and replicating our successful ABB advocacy model to empower communities in some of the most impoverished parts of the country.
If you have experienced problems at work because of your pregnancy or caregiving needs and would like legal counseling, please call our free hotline at 615-915-2417.