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California law protects victims of hate crimes or threats related to bias

Here is a fact sheet describing your rights under California’s Ralph Act in Spanish, Chinese, and English. Translations to Farsi and Arabic are coming soon. Visit our clinics and helplines page, or call 415-864-8848, for help addressing your particular situation. Remember: All workers have rights to fair pay and a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, … Continue reading “California law protects victims of hate crimes or threats related to bias”

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For International Women’s Day, ask your legislators to vote to broaden parental leave laws

Alfonso, a tow truck driver, wanted to take paternity leave to be with his newborn daughter in her first weeks of life, but his employer threatened to fire him if he took more than a week off. The company — because it has only 30 employees — was not required to hold his job, even … Continue reading “For International Women’s Day, ask your legislators to vote to broaden parental leave laws”

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New lawsuit seeking equity for girls in high school sports

Legal Aid at Work and our co-counsel at Siegel and Yee filed a new class action under Title IX today to address inequities in sports facilities and programs in Red Bluff, Calif., near Redding. The lawsuit says boys at the school are afforded many more spots on teams than girls, even though the student body … Continue reading “New lawsuit seeking equity for girls in high school sports”

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First we marched, now we huddle

The next step in the Women’s March “First 100 Days” campaign, a call to women and men around the country to mobilize their own communities, is to huddle and plan. Specifically, a Huddle involves gathering friends, family members, coworkers, and others to talk — and then to turn that talk into political action. Legal Aid at … Continue reading “First we marched, now we huddle”

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Award for lead plaintiff in important Title IX victory

Legal Aid at Work is celebrating the induction of Veronica Ollier Lewandowski, lead plaintiff in Ollier v. Sweetwater, into the Impact Fund’s “Class Action Hall of Fame.” The fund recognized her for the essential role she played in winning a unanimous ruling from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applying Title IX gender equity … Continue reading “Award for lead plaintiff in important Title IX victory”

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Protesters: Know your workplace rights

There have been calls for an immigrants’ strike nationwide on Thursday, Feb. 16, and a general strike on Friday. We are not sure how many people plan to leave work to participate — or whether they will take part in other ways. But we expect workers to have questions that day and beforehand about their workplace … Continue reading “Protesters: Know your workplace rights”

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Demolish it, and they will go away? Hardly.

The Trump administration got straight to work trying to wipe out history and civil rights. Within moments of the inauguration, it removed the database of enforcement cases from the U.S. Department of Labor website; it erased former Secretary Tom Perez’s lively and informative blog championing workers’ rights; and it obscured basic information for employers on … Continue reading “Demolish it, and they will go away? Hardly.”

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Facing an uncertain future with resolve (and a new name!)

The health, safety, and financial security of low-wage workers are at greater risk than ever as the new administration threatens to unravel decades of civil rights and labor laws. Our New Year’s message to our dear clients, colleagues, board members, and friends is that we will not be deterred as we advocate for our clients. … Continue reading “Facing an uncertain future with resolve (and a new name!)”

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Even if you’re undocumented, you still have rights!

No one’s rights under federal or California law have changed as a result of the election. Here’s a PDF flyer we’ve created in Spanish, Chinese and English. (If PDFs are not accessible to you, you can also find it here.) The same text is below in English. The 2016 election didn’t change your rights under state or federal … Continue reading “Even if you’re undocumented, you still have rights!”

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