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LAAW Honored with 2022 Gender Justice Award from the ACLU of Southern California

We are deeply honored Legal Aid at Work has been selected as the recipient of the ACLU of Southern California’s Gender Justice Award for 2022! The Award is being given in recognition of LAAW’s work as a partner to the ACLU Foundation of Southern California on the Atkinson v. AECOM case and for LAAW’s work … Continue reading “LAAW Honored with 2022 Gender Justice Award from the ACLU of Southern California”

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Uneven Playing Fields: In Depth Report on Gender Inequity in High School Sports Features LAAW’s Clients and Attorneys

A new, in-depth report titled Uneven Playing Fields, was published today. As explained by the project: There are nearly 24,000 public high schools in the US and 3.4 million girls playing for sports teams. Title IX, the sweeping federal law that guarantees equity in “any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance,” applies to … Continue reading “Uneven Playing Fields: In Depth Report on Gender Inequity in High School Sports Features LAAW’s Clients and Attorneys”

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New Toolkit for Transgender and Nonbinary Workers

Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility and César Chávez Day, Legal Aid at Work and Beyond Binary Legal are excited to announce the launch of our Transgender and Nonbinary Workers’ Toolkit. We created this toolkit in collaboration with a focus group of trans and nonbinary community members. The goal is to provide gender-diverse workers with … Continue reading “New Toolkit for Transgender and Nonbinary Workers”

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On Equal Pay Day 2022, Here are 3 Things You Can Do to Advance Gender Equity

Today, March 15, is Equal Pay Day. This is the day that, on average, women have caught up to the amount white men earned in 2021. Historically, women’s work has been systemically undervalued and undercompensated, and regardless of the type of work they perform, their education level, or their experience, women are paid less than … Continue reading “On Equal Pay Day 2022, Here are 3 Things You Can Do to Advance Gender Equity”

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Two LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service

Legal Aid at Work is proud to announce that two staff members have attained senior status in their positions in recognition of their accumulated knowledge, expertise, and years of service.  Their longstanding dedication strengthens our organization’s ability to respond to unlawful acts in the workplace suffered by our clients and their communities. Their names and … Continue reading “Two LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service”

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UPCOMING EVENT: “Disability Accommodations on the California Bar Exam: Individual and Collective Strategies for Change”

Please join us on Tuesday, March 15 , 2022 12 PM to 1 PM  (via Zoom) for a discussion of Disability Accommodations on the California Bar Exam: Individual and Collective Strategies for Change Featuring: Beth Karp — National Disabled Law Students Association Claudia Center — Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Lisa Noshay Petro — … Continue reading “UPCOMING EVENT: “Disability Accommodations on the California Bar Exam: Individual and Collective Strategies for Change””

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Five LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service

Legal Aid at Work is proud to announce that several staff members have attained senior status in their positions in recognition of their accumulated knowledge, expertise, and years of service.  Their longstanding dedication strengthens our organization’s ability to respond to unlawful acts in the workplace suffered by our clients and their communities. Their names and … Continue reading “Five LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service”

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A Veteran Reflects on the 10-Year Anniversary of DADT Repeal

September 20, 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). The policy was enacted on February 28, 1994 and banned openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual people from military service. By the time it was formally repealed on September 20, 2011, DADT had resulted in the discharge of an estimated … Continue reading “A Veteran Reflects on the 10-Year Anniversary of DADT Repeal”

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LGBTQ+ Veterans Still Suffer Harms From “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ten Years After Repeal

September 20 marks the tenth anniversary of Congress’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), but the legacy of that discriminatory policy and its predecessors continues to exact harm. Under DADT, the United States Armed Forces prohibited openly bisexual, lesbian, and gay people from serving in the military. Precursor policies dating back to the 1940’s … Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Veterans Still Suffer Harms From “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ten Years After Repeal”

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