Settlement Agreement with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Improves Accessibility for Riders with Mobility Disabilities

For Immediate Release Press Contacts Jinny Kim, Disability Rights Advocates: jkim@dralegal.org, 510-529-3432 Laura Alvarenga Scalia, Legal Aid at Work: lalvarenga@legalaidatwork.org; 415-593-0059 April 18, 2024—San Francisco, CA—Today, a federal judge approved a class settlement that provides significant changes that will improve the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)’s accessibility for riders with mobility disabilities. The settlement… Continue reading Settlement Agreement with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Improves Accessibility for Riders with Mobility Disabilities

Legal Aid at Work Applauds EEOC’s Robust Final Rule for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On April 15, 2024, the EEOC announced its final rule implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), a landmark federal law protecting workers when they need simple changes to their jobs because of their pregnancy. Legal Aid at Work applauds the final rule, which provides clarity to employees and employers and will ensure that pregnant… Continue reading Legal Aid at Work Applauds EEOC’s Robust Final Rule for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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College Park High School Students File Title IX Lawsuit Against School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 20, 2024  MEDIA CONTACTS: Julianna Gesiotto, California Women’s Law Center, julianna.gesiotto@cwlc.org, 323-951-9847 Elizabeth Kristen, Legal Aid at Work, ekristen@legalaidatwork.org. 510-501-4692 Marcella Tortorici, Winston & Strawn, LLP, MTortorici@winston.com, 305-910-0583 Elizabeth Gropman, Kaufmann & Gropman LLP, egropman@kgworklaw.com, 510-817-4380 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Last week, three students at College Park High School filed a… Continue reading College Park High School Students File Title IX Lawsuit Against School District

Legal Aid at Work Supports Intersectionality Bill to Recognize Amplified Harm in Anti-Discrimination Laws

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For Media Release Feb. 14, 2024 MEDIA CONTACTS CA Sen. Smallwood-Cuevas Introduces Intersectionality Bill to Recognize Amplified Harm of Overlapping Forms of Discrimination in CA Law The bill is supported by CA Employment Lawyers Association, Equal Rights Advocates, Legal Aid at Work, and Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw SACRAMENTO —  California Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas introduced a bill… Continue reading Legal Aid at Work Supports Intersectionality Bill to Recognize Amplified Harm in Anti-Discrimination Laws

LAAW and Partners Filed Amicus Brief on Taxpayer Deception Initiative

Legal Aid at Work and partners have filed an amicus brief in the California Supreme Court in support of the Governor’s and Legislature’s challenge to the constitutionality of the “Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act.” Placed on the November ballot by the California Business Roundtable and California Business Properties Association with funding from multi-billion dollar… Continue reading LAAW and Partners Filed Amicus Brief on Taxpayer Deception Initiative

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