It has been a while since I’ve done an introduction. For a long time, I introduced myself every few new thousand followers or so, and it’s been a lot longer than that since my last intro. So, if you’re new here, new-ish, or never really paid attention to who the person behind this account is, hi—I’m Candace.
I’m a workplace civil rights attorney in New York. My background is as a plaintiff’s employment discrimination attorney representing clients on issues of discrimination based sex, gender, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, and age. I’ve also represented clients on matters under the Equal Pay Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act, among others.
I’ve written as “The Mom at Law” since 2016 and created my blog and social media channels three years ago. In addition to being an attorney and blogger, I’m one of the leaders of a risk-management agency that helps employers navigate and eradicate workplace risks related to bias and discrimination.
I am known online most for my work as a working parent advocate and for writing funny jokes related to work and parenthood. My husband and I have three children—a five year old and twin two year olds. We’re a multicultural family—my husband is a naturalized citizen who immigrated to the U.S. during his childhood. We are raising our children to appreciate the diversity in which they are being raised as well as that of the world around them.
For us, teaching our children to value other races and experiences means many things including being mindful of the books we read, public spaces we use, places we shop, language we choose, and many, many other things. My work as a professional advocate doesn’t mean nearly as much as the work I am putting into the people I am raising and sending out into the world.
If you’re following this platform, please know that you have me as an ally who works personally and professionally to help eradicate bias and prejudice and help others rise. These values are in the spirit of everything I do. You’re not alone, Thank you for being here, and know that I am with you in striving for better. @themomatlaw