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About the Helpline 

ABB is a national, nonprofit legal advocacy organization. Our free and confidential legal helpline can help you understand your workplace rights around caring for yourself and your family members.

What We Do

We assist workers nationwide facing various issues at work related to:

  • sick leave;
  • family and medical leave;
  • pregnancy discrimination;
  • accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions;
  • discrimination based on being a parent or other caregiver;
  • fair scheduling; and
  • equal pay (including inquiries from potential employers about salary history).

If you have questions about the law as it relates to the issues listed above, we can give you clear, understandable answers about what the law is and how it has been used.

ABB’s consultations are for information only. We can discuss possible options with workers seeking legal advice and/or representation.

What We Don’t Do

We do not provide legal advice outside of an attorney-client relationship. This means that unless and until we are in a formal attorney-client relationship, we, for example, cannot offer a legal opinion on the strength of your potential legal claims or tell you what you should do in your personal situation. If you are seeking representation, we can discuss possible options.

We are not a government enforcement agency, and we do not process legal complaints.

We are not affiliated with any business, and we do not process requests for workplace leave.

Contacting the Helpline 

To reach the helpline, call 1-833-NEED-ABB (1-833-633-3222). You will typically need to leave a message. You may also contact the helpline through our online contact form (below).

We will typically call or e-mail you back within two business days (Monday through Friday) — but our response time may be longer during the coronavirus crisis. Either an attorney or a helpline staff member will respond to you. You will receive clear and understandable answers about your workplace rights, and if needed, we may be able to connect you with an attorney for legal advice.

If you contact us via our online contact form, we may request additional information or request to speak with you by phone in order to best address your questions.

Everything you tell us is confidential and we will keep it private.

The information provided in response to a helpline inquiry does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If, after initial consultation, ABB chooses to represent you, then a retainer will be signed setting out the scope of the representation.

COVID-19 UPDATE: If you have questions about your workplace rights when affected by the pandemic, we encourage you to review the below FAQs, which may answer your questions.






All the information you share with us is confidential; we will not share it with anyone unless you give us your express permission to do so, or we are ordered to do so by a court.

Please note we may request additional information from you, or request to speak with you by phone, after receiving your message in order to best address your questions.

* are required fields

Name

Email Address*

Phone Number

What city and state do you live in?*

What city and state do you work in?*

What type of work do you do?

Do you have a question about any of the following?* (Check all that apply.)
Workplace problems related to COVID-19 (the 2020 coronavirus)Sick leave or medical leave for your own medical needsSick leave or medical leave for a family member’s medical needsBonding/parental leave (i.e. maternity leave, paternity leave)Accommodations at work for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; or unfair treatment at work because you are pregnantBreastfeeding/pumpingUnfair treatment at work because you are a parent or other caregiverUnfair scheduling practicesPay discrimination or salary history inquiries by a prospective employerBeing punished at work for absences for medical needs/family caregiving needsOther

Please briefly describe your problem or question, and what kind of assistance you are seeking.*

For more information about your workplace laws related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, visit our online resource page.

For more information about Paid Family Leave in New York state, visit our online resource, FamilyLeaveWorks.

For more information, about workplace laws related to pregnancy, parenting, and family caregiving, visit our online resource, Babygate.

We accept calls from anywhere in the United States, but our attorneys are not licensed in every state.  The information provided on our website or in response to a helpline inquiry does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If, after initial consultation, ABB chooses to represent you, then a retainer will be signed setting out the scope of the representation.

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