Welcome To Colorado PELA
The Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association is an organization that promotes and increases public awareness of employee rights and provides educational opportunities, information and assistance to attorneys who represent employees. If you are an attorney who represents employees and would like to join our organization, Click here.
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the Colorado Plaintiffs 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 PELA, each with the opportunity to make robust contributions to the organization without discriminatory barriers. To express these values PELA promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organizational structure and policies, leadership, membership, programs and services, employment practices, and relationships with coalition partners and donors. PELA champions the culture of participation and equal opportunity that is woven into the fabric of our mission and vision for workers and workplaces nationwide.
As employment lawyers who fight to eradicate and remedy discrimination, we are familiar with the inequalities of our justice system and society in general. Racism created the justice system, structural racism in our society allows this racist justice system to continue. But often because of the work we do, we become desensitized to the world around us. We also become complacent. While the work we do is as important as it has been, the work we do as lawyers is not enough. It is imperative on us to actively dismantle this racist justice system. PELA is opposed to racism in all forms. But PELA is a faceless organization. PELA is our members. We call on you to get involved however possible to support our Black colleagues and colleagues of color and to fight for a fair and equitable justice system. Whether that is attending a protest, writing a letter, running for office, or discussing these issues with your friends, we encourage you not to let your work representing employees be the end of your fight against racism.
The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) has created a hub to share information, resources, and announcements related to COVID-19 and its impacts on workers.