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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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People with disabilities sue BART for discrimination

Legal Aid at Work teams with Disability Rights Advocates in class action seeking changes in policies, conditions

SAN FRANCISCO – A pair of advocacy groups and two people with disabilities filed a lawsuit today against BART alleging that it discriminates against people with mobility disabilities, effectively excluding them from the regional mass transit system. For people with disabilities, problems that may be familiar annoyances to most riders can create absolute barriers to … Continue reading “People with disabilities sue BART for discrimination”

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Workers at popular Mission Beach Cafe sue seeking basic wage and hour compliance

SAN FRANCISCO — Nine current and former employees of Mission Beach Café, where the line for brunch stretches around the corner most weekends, filed a lawsuit today alleging, among other things, that they are unable to cash their paychecks due to insufficient funds, they are not paid regularly, and they usually don’t receive pay stubs. … Continue reading “Workers at popular Mission Beach Cafe sue seeking basic wage and hour compliance”

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Athletes file gender discrimination class action over facilities, teams at Northern California high school

Title IX case seeks improvements in programs for girls at Red Bluff HS

SACRAMENTO (Tuesday, March 7) — Female athletes at Red Bluff High School are suing Red Bluff Joint Union High School District claiming that girls at the school do not receive the same athletic facilities, benefits and opportunities as their male counterparts. Their lawsuit, brought under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, says boys … Continue reading “Athletes file gender discrimination class action over facilities, teams at Northern California high school”

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SF restaurants’ employees hungry for valid paychecks


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Lawsuit: BART’s filthy, broken elevators violate civil rights for people with disabilities


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Suit accuses BART of discriminating against disabled riders


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