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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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5 things workers should know about possible ICE arrests

Last week President Donald Trump tweeted that Immigration and Custom Enforcement, or ICE, will soon begin “the process of removing” millions of undocumented immigrants from the country. A few days ago Trump postponed this ICE operation. While the threat of possible ICE arrests remains, this is a good time for workers to prepare for possible … Continue reading “5 things workers should know about possible ICE arrests”

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Recognition and Respect

Today, more girls and women than ever before are participating in high school and college sports. Sports benefit physical and mental health, and also teach girls important life skills – team work, goal-setting, perseverance, the value of hard work. Girls who participate in high school sports do better on tests, graduate at higher rates, and … Continue reading “Recognition and Respect”

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LAAW Attorney Stacy Villalobos Comments on EEOC Investigation Backlog in Vox Article

Staff Attorney Stacy Villalobos comments on the issue of the lack of full investigations by the EEOC into workplace discrimination.  https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/6/14/18663296/congress-eeoc-workplace-discrimination

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