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New Resource: A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California

  To assist undocumented workers who have lost their jobs or income as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Legal Aid at Work has compiled a list of known relief funds for undocumented workers.  We will be updating this list as new information becomes available. For more information on the job-related legal rights of undocumented … Continue reading «New Resource: A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California»

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Información actualizada sobre el Coronavirus

Muchos trabajadores tienen preguntas sobre cómo el brote de coronavirus afectará sus trabajos e ingresos. Legal Aid at Work ha creado una lista de preguntas frecuentes (FAQ por sus siglas en inglés) sobre el coronavirus, que se puede ver en https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/coronavirus-preguntas-frecuentes/?lang=es. Actualizaremos esta hoja informativa cuando haya nueva información. Las preguntas frecuentes también están disponibles … Continue reading «Información actualizada sobre el Coronavirus»

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Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day, All Year Round

Wednesday, February 5 is the 34th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an occasion that celebrates the monumental achievements of women and girls in athletics. The occasion helps us reflect on the progress made since the passing of federal gender equity law Title IX in 1972, and related policy advancements, while also recognizing … Continue reading «Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day, All Year Round»

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After LAAW’s Advocacy Efforts, Federal Court Recognizes Undocumented Worker’s Basic Right to Obtain Relief for Unlawful Employment Practices

  Ricardo Torres, an undocumented plaintiff that Legal Aid at Work had supported through the filing of a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief, successfully convinced a federal court that he was entitled to substantial relief from unlawful employment practices despite the fact that he was undocumented. This win is especially important because, in July 2018, the same … Continue reading «After LAAW’s Advocacy Efforts, Federal Court Recognizes Undocumented Worker’s Basic Right to Obtain Relief for Unlawful Employment Practices»

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LAAW Welcomes Fair Chance Community Organizer, Katie Dixon

Legal Aid at Work has some wonderful news to share!  This week, we welcome Katie Dixon to the organization.  Katie Dixon will be joining us as the Fair Chance Community Rights Organizer.  As such, she will engage in advocacy on behalf of and with formerly incarcerated job seekers across the state of California.  In California, … Continue reading «LAAW Welcomes Fair Chance Community Organizer, Katie Dixon»

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Your Donation Will Help Labor Trafficking Survivors Like Irene

  Legal Aid at Work is the essential advocate for justice on the job for low-wage workers and their families.  We serve workers like Irene, a human rights activist who fell victim to labor trafficking when she fled from persecution from her home country. Upon arrival in California, she was forced to work more than … Continue reading «Your Donation Will Help Labor Trafficking Survivors Like Irene»

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Elizabeth Kristen Participates in Podcast Series on Sex Harassment

The Director of LAAW’s Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program Elizabeth Kristen speaks with the Victims of Crime Resource Center at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law about sex harassment, assault, and domestic violence for the podcast series “Knowledge Is Power: Victim to Survivor.”  The two-part podcast can be found at https://1800victims.org/podcasts/ as … Continue reading «Elizabeth Kristen Participates in Podcast Series on Sex Harassment»

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Announcing the Pregnancy + My Job Roadmap & Guide

  We are thrilled to announce that our newly created Pregnancy + My Job: A Roadmap and Guide are now available online and to order! Welcoming a new child into your home is already stressful enough; figuring out your rights to take time off work and get paid during that time shouldn’t be. These easy-to-navigate materials … Continue reading «Announcing the Pregnancy + My Job Roadmap & Guide»

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Giving Girls a Playbook for Gender Equity On and Off the Field

The U.S. women’s national soccer team is racking up goals in France, hurtling past its opponents, and heading toward a record fourth World Cup victory on July 7. The team also faces the formidable opponent of gender inequity, like the unfairness millions of girls encounter each day in school and community sports. Our super star … Continue reading «Giving Girls a Playbook for Gender Equity On and Off the Field»

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