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May Day in San Francisco in video

Thousands of people across the Bay Area rallied and marched May 1 in support of workers’ and immigrants’ rights. They gathered in Berkeley and Oakland and across downtown San Francisco, organized by civil rights organizations including Oakland Sin Fronteras and A Day Without An Immigrant SF. Legal Aid at Work staff joined in both the … Continue reading “May Day in San Francisco in video”

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Your political protest rights[:es]Sus derechos a participar en protestas políticas[:zh]工人参与政治抗议的权利

  Everyone has a right, as a matter of free speech, to express their political opinions and to spend personal time at political protests, including Monday’s demonstrations in honor of May Day and workers’ and immigrants’ rights. We are going to be on high alert on Monday, but there is no uniform way that workplaces … Continue reading “Your political protest rights[:es]Sus derechos a participar en protestas políticas[:zh]工人参与政治抗议的权利”

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Fifth Anniversary of Fresno Clinic

Legal Aid at Work’s pioneering Workers’ Rights Clinic marked its fifth anniversary serving the Fresno area this month. Consul of protection Juan Dario Constantino from the Mexican Consulate, Legal Aid at Work attorneys, LAAW board member Ana de Alba, and other volunteers joined us Tuesday night — both to work and to celebrate the milestone. With … Continue reading “Fifth Anniversary of Fresno Clinic”

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Equal pay: 5 ways to help maintain the momentum

Women now earn 79.5 cents for every dollar men make. That means the average woman in the U.S. has had to work all of last year and then through the first quarter of this year until today, April 4, to earn as much as the average man did last year. That’s actually more than a … Continue reading “Equal pay: 5 ways to help maintain the momentum”

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California law protects victims of hate crimes or threats related to bias

Here is a fact sheet describing your rights under California’s Ralph Act in Spanish, Chinese, and English. A Farsi translation is here, and an Arabic translation is here. Visit our clinics and helplines page, or call 415-864-8848, for help addressing your particular situation. Remember: All workers have rights to fair pay and a workplace free of discrimination … Continue reading “California law protects victims of hate crimes or threats related to bias”

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For International Women’s Day, ask your legislators to vote to broaden parental leave laws

Alfonso, a tow truck driver, wanted to take paternity leave to be with his newborn daughter in her first weeks of life, but his employer threatened to fire him if he took more than a week off. The company — because it has only 30 employees — was not required to hold his job, even … Continue reading “For International Women’s Day, ask your legislators to vote to broaden parental leave laws”

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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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