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. Few parents have access to paid leave and other critical workplace rights to help them to care for their families without risking their economic security.
A Better Balance’s Southern Office, based in Nashville, TN, is leveraging the power of the law to help families in the South suffering from discrimination at work and to advance more family-friendly laws and policies.
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.