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Discriminatory “Blue Discharge” Finally Reversed After 75 Years in Case Brought by Legal Aid at Work and Golden Gate Law School’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Nelson Henry turns 96 in a few days.  At his birthday party, he will also be able to finally celebrate receiving the “honorable” military discharge status he was wrongfully denied in 1945 because of his race. Back in 1945, the Army gave Mr. Henry a “blue discharge”—so named because it was printed on blue paper.  … Continue reading “Discriminatory “Blue Discharge” Finally Reversed After 75 Years in Case Brought by Legal Aid at Work and Golden Gate Law School’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic”

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This Equal Pay Day, Support Equal Pay for Equal Play!

This year on Equal Pay Day, women in California are fighting for pay equality in athletics.  Equal Pay for Equal Play (California AB 467), introduced by Members Boerner Horvath and Gonzalez, would mandate equal prize pools for men and women in sports competitions taking place on public lands. This bill would remedy gender inequality in surf … Continue reading “This Equal Pay Day, Support Equal Pay for Equal Play!”

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Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

[PHOTO: Fair Play staff attend the 2019 Stanford University Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration & Stanford Women’s Basketball Game vs. Cal] February 6, 2019 marks the 33rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. This year’s theme Lead Her Forward honors the … Continue reading “Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

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Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights

  Legal Aid at Work has gotten some excellent press coverage from our and CRLA’s groundbreaking settlement and related 9th circuit decision in the Arias vs. Raimondo case.   News coverage of the victory can be found at the links below:  San Francisco Chronicle – https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Ex-dairy-worker-settles-suit-with-attorney-he-13533527.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result Univision (Fresno, CA) –https://www.facebook.com/1493378204275039/posts/2374749799471204/ Daily Journal – https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/350871 (subscription required) Fresno, … Continue reading “Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights”

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Legal Resources for Workers Affected by the Camp and Woolsey Wildfires

  When government officials declare that a situation is a disaster, certain specific benefits become available to workers. But many of workers’ existing rights also can be helpful in the event of a disaster — including the rights to sick leave, family medical leave, disability insurance, and workers’ compensation. Read our fact sheet about Workers’ … Continue reading “Legal Resources for Workers Affected by the Camp and Woolsey Wildfires”

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Yet Another Reminder of Why We Do this Work

  Just in time for this year’s Annual Fund Campaign, we have yet another example of how we’re #PuttingJusticetoWork: One of our clinic students from UC Irvine School of law, Jier Dong, just won 100% of his appeal for our client, Marie! This decision not only secures a crucial economic lifeline for this single mother … Continue reading “Yet Another Reminder of Why We Do this Work”

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Reserve Your Spot for the October 30 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!

Join us for the annual Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards ceremony, which will take place on October 30, 2018!  Please reserve your spot here. This year’s Award Ceremony will feature advocates for health and equity, including Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember David Chiu, and employer and employee representatives from Bi-Rite, PG&E, Healthy Horizons and YouAppi, who will … Continue reading “Reserve Your Spot for the October 30 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!”

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LAAW and the California Breastfeeding Coalition Vow to Continue the Fight for Workplace Equity for New Parents

We were deeply disappointed to learn that Governor Brown vetoed our lactation accommodations bill, SB937, that had strong statewide support from various partners and grassroots breastfeeding coalitions who assist parents on a daily basis in overcoming workplace barriers to breastfeeding. SB937 would have made critical improvements in existing law—improvements that unfortunately are not included in … Continue reading “LAAW and the California Breastfeeding Coalition Vow to Continue the Fight for Workplace Equity for New Parents”

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LAAW Co-hosting Walk-out & National Moment of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Assault on 9/24

At 10:00 a.m. Pacific on Monday, September 24, join Legal Aid at Work and scores of other civil rights organizations for a national walk-out to show our support for Dr. Blasey Ford in her efforts to obtain a full investigation into her allegations of sexual assault. All you need to do is wear black and walk out … Continue reading “LAAW Co-hosting Walk-out & National Moment of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Assault on 9/24”

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