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NELA is at the
forefront of efforts
to advance equality
and justice in the
American workplace.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the National Employment Lawyers Association and essential to the achievement of our mission. When applied in unison, diversity, equity, and inclusion create meaningful representation and involvement of persons with varied backgrounds, experiences, identities, and abilities in every aspect of NELA, each with the opportunity to make robust contributions to the organization without discriminatory barriers. NELA champions the culture of participation and equal opportunity that is woven into the fabric of our mission and vision for workers and workplaces nationwide.

Our Mission & Vision

NELA’s mission is to empower workers’ rights attorneys through legal training, promoting a fair judiciary, and advocating for laws and policies that level the playing field for workers.

We aspire to a future in which all workers are treated with dignity and respect; workplaces are equitable, diverse, and inclusive; and the well-being of workers is a priority in business practices.

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy

The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, NELA’s public interest sister organization, advances workers’ rights through research, thought leadership, and education for policymakers, advocates, and the public.

NELA Affiliates – Strengthening Our Voice For Workers’ Rights

Working in partnership with our circuit, state, and local Affiliates, NELA’s advocacy extends from Capitol Hill to your community.