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Legal Aid at Work Blog
Legal Aid at Work – along with 800 other attendees – celebrated 101 years of putting justice to work at our annual dinner July 12. Highlights included a conversation with former Attorney General Eric Holder, who also presented the Mathew Tobriner award to the Hon. Thelton Henderson. [<a href=”//storify.com/legalaidatwork/legal-aid-at-work-annual-dinner” target=”_blank”>View the story “#NightofLAAW” on Storify</a>]Read More
For a decade after leaving the U.S. Marine Corps in 2005, Jose Hidalgo worked full time in construction, supporting himself and his long-term girlfriend, Olivia; they had a nice home near Fresno, they bought a dog together, and they were building the life they wanted. But in just a few months — after Jose took … Continue reading “Unemployment insurance appeal turns a couple’s life around”Read More
We are honored to celebrate justice — and the 101st anniversary of our organization’s founding — with the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson and former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this Wednesday, July 12, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Mr. Holder will be in conversation with Stanford Law Professor Pamela … Continue reading “Annual dinner this Wednesday”Read More
Lake Oswego School District near Portland, Oregon, has tentatively agreed to upgrade its high school girls’ softball area in line with the boys’ baseball area, add more opportunities for girls to play sports on par with boys’ offerings, and equalize athletic treatment and benefits experienced by female athletes so that Lake Oswego High School’s sports … Continue reading “Female high school athletes reach tentative settlement with Oregon school district”Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (Thurs., June 22) — The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling today in favor of Jose Arias, a dairy worker who had sued his former employer’s attorney alleging retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Mr. Arias initially sued the employer, Angelo Dairy in Acampo, Calif., San Joaquin … Continue reading “Ninth Circuit affirms federal protection against retaliation for workers who exercise their rights”Read More
Workers allege national call center fostered a hostile work environment and retaliated against them for speaking Spanish
NEW JERSEY (Mon., June 12) — Two former employees have filed a lawsuit against two nationwide debt collection companies, accusing these companies of discriminating against Spanish-speaking employees by forcing them to comply with an English-only policy and fostering a hostile work environment in which Latinas were routinely mocked and subjected to racist comments. The workers, … Continue reading “Workers sue over workplace discrimination, English-only policy”Read More
In The Media
The article includes Superintendent Dr. Heather Beck's comments on the settlement negotiated by the district and Legal Aid at Work/Fair Play and attorney Andrew Glasscock.
The article includes the details of the settlement negotiated by the district and Legal Aid at Work/Fair Play and attorney Andrew Glasscock.