Sarah Crawford, Director of Workplace Fairness
Sarah Crawford is the director of workplace fairness programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she handles issues surrounding fair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, equal opportunity, and other matters that impact working women and their families. She also co-chairs the Employment Task Force of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Immediately prior to joining the National Partnership, Crawford worked as an attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. As senior counsel for the Employment Discrimination Project, she litigated employment discrimination cases at trial and on appeal. She co-authored over twenty amicus curiae briefs filed before the United States Supreme Court. Crawford also worked on legislation and policies aimed at strengthening equal employment opportunity protections, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. In this capacity, she testified before Congress and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Crawford worked with the U.S. Department of Labor for five years. As an attorney with the Office of the Solicitor’s Civil Rights Division, Crawford litigated employment discrimination cases and provided advice on policy matters.
Crawford received her undergraduate and law degrees from William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.