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. Our helpline can also help you understand your rights at school if you are pregnant, recently postpartum, lactating, or a new parent.
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, lactation, or related medical conditions;
- discrimination based on being a parent or other caregiver;
- fair and flexible scheduling; and
- equal pay (including inquiries from potential employers about salary history).
We assist students nationwide facing issues at school related to:
- pregnancy discrimination;
- accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions, including time off or a leave of absence; and
- discrimination based on being a parent.
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.
COVID-19 Update: ABB can provide legal information about reasonable accommodations in relation to pregnancy and disability. Workers with general questions about employer policies regarding masks and/or vaccinations can refer to the EEOC and CDC guidance on this topic.
Contacting the Helpline
To reach the helpline, please fill out the online contact form below.
Note: Filling in and submitting this form for communication with A Better Balance does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
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, sick time and family caregiving, visit our Workplace Rights Hub.
For the top five things every New York worker needs to to know, visit our fact sheet.