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Remembering Nelson Henry

  Nelson Henry’s son Dean contacted me out of the blue one day after hearing about one of my clients, Helen James, on the Today Show.  Helen, a woman in her 90s, decided to challenge a bad discharge she received from the Air Force because of being a lesbian.  Dean was touched by the story … Continue reading “Remembering Nelson Henry”

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The U.S. Women’s Soccer Gender Equity Battle Mirrors the Struggle of Our Nation’s Girls

The players get to games through second-class travel, are denied equal training and medical support, use more dangerous, inferior facilities, and are under-promoted compared to their male peers, among a range of inequities. Sounds like the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team? Indeed, but this is also the daily plight of millions of girls across the … Continue reading “The U.S. Women’s Soccer Gender Equity Battle Mirrors the Struggle of Our Nation’s Girls”

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Legal Aid at Work and 100+ Organizations Call on Governor Newsom to Protect Undocumented Workers Affected by the Covid-19 Outbreak

Legal Aid at Work and a coalition of over 100 organizations sent a letter to Governor Newsom, calling on  California to protect undocumented workers during the Covid-19 crisis.  The letter asks that all workers be allowed access to benefit programs—regardless of citizenship or immigration status—and that California take several other specific steps to protect vulnerable … Continue reading “Legal Aid at Work and 100+ Organizations Call on Governor Newsom to Protect Undocumented Workers Affected by the Covid-19 Outbreak”

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Coronavirus Update: Legal Information for Workers

Many workers have questions about how the Coronavirus outbreak will affect their jobs and income. Legal Aid at Work has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Coronavirus, which you can view at https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/coronavirus-faq/. We will update this factsheet as new information becomes available.  The FAQ is also available in Spanish … Continue reading “Coronavirus Update: Legal Information for Workers”

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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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