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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[:zh]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[:zh]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![:es]Aun si no tiene estatus legal en E.E.U.U. o “papeles”, todavia tiene derechos![:zh]就算你没有合适的移民文件, 你仍然具有以下的权利!

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![:es]Aun si no tiene estatus legal en E.E.U.U. o “papeles”, todavia tiene derechos![:zh]就算你没有合适的移民文件, 你仍然具有以下的权利!”

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Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is now Legal Aid at Work

If you’re reading this online, you’ve already found our new website. Welcome! Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center changed its name the first week of January to Legal Aid at Work. We’re entering our second century with a new look and sharpened branding. And we are raising the bar for disability access with a brand new website, built … Continue reading “Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is now Legal Aid at Work”

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Likely labor secretary nominee Puzder a ‘grave’ threat for working people

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for labor secretary raises a frightening specter for low-wage workers. Joan M. Graff, President of Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, spoke Thursday about what it could mean for low-wage workers in California and nationwide if Congress confirms Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of the company that operates the Hardee’s and Carl’s … Continue reading “Likely labor secretary nominee Puzder a ‘grave’ threat for working people”

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