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Five LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service

Legal Aid at Work is proud to announce that several staff members have attained senior status in their positions in recognition of their accumulated knowledge, expertise, and years of service.  Their longstanding dedication strengthens our organization’s ability to respond to unlawful acts in the workplace suffered by our clients and their communities. Their names and … Continue reading “Five LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service”

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A Veteran Reflects on the 10-Year Anniversary of DADT Repeal

September 20, 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). The policy was enacted on February 28, 1994 and banned openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual people from military service. By the time it was formally repealed on September 20, 2011, DADT had resulted in the discharge of an estimated … Continue reading “A Veteran Reflects on the 10-Year Anniversary of DADT Repeal”

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LGBTQ+ Veterans Still Suffer Harms From “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ten Years After Repeal

September 20 marks the tenth anniversary of Congress’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), but the legacy of that discriminatory policy and its predecessors continues to exact harm. Under DADT, the United States Armed Forces prohibited openly bisexual, lesbian, and gay people from serving in the military. Precursor policies dating back to the 1940’s … Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Veterans Still Suffer Harms From “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ten Years After Repeal”

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Naval Base Worker Wins Settlement Over Lactation, Sexual Harassment

Navy to Pay Settlement and is Required to Provide Training

RIVERSIDE — When Jennifer Atkinson returned to her job on a U.S. Navy base in the Mojave Desert after parental leave, she requested — as was her legal right — a private place to pump milk for her baby. For weeks, her requests went unanswered and when a room was finally provided it was strewn … Continue reading “Naval Base Worker Wins Settlement Over Lactation, Sexual Harassment”

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Kim Turner Writes in the Sacramento Bee about the Need to Cheer on Women in Sports Year Round — Not Just During the Olympics

In an Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee, Kim Turner discusses the importance of giving women's sports equal air time: "The successes of women during this year’s Olympics demonstrated to sponsors, networks, hosts and advertisers that showing women’s sports makes dollars and sense.... Advertisers, companies, networks and all stakeholders should recognize that the world is excited to watch and cheer on women in sports all year long."
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Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations and City of Santee Work to Ensure Gender-Based Athletic Equity in Community Sports

Agreement to Help Instill a Level Playing Field for City’s Girls

Santee (August 5, 2021) – The City of Santee, California (“Santee” or “City”), Legal Aid At Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project (“Legal Aid at Work”) and the California Women’s Law Center (“CWLC”) have entered into an agreement to ensure the City complies with AB 2404, California Government Code Section 53080 (“AB 2404” … Continue reading “Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations and City of Santee Work to Ensure Gender-Based Athletic Equity in Community Sports”

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Thanks for Supporting Legal Aid at Work’s 105th Anniversary Virtual Event, Justice Rising

Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. — Maya Angelou Our world continued to evolve this year, but that did not stop us from coming together to celebrate the work we do for our clients, many of whom are in need … Continue reading “Thanks for Supporting Legal Aid at Work’s 105th Anniversary Virtual Event, Justice Rising”

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On Title IX’s 49th: Nine Steps for Gender Equity in Athletics

Women and girls have made a lot of progress since Title IX passed 49 years ago this June 23, yet we’re still not over the finish line. At the high school level alone, boys get a million more opportunities to play sports compared to girls, even though girls want to play in far higher numbers. … Continue reading “On Title IX’s 49th: Nine Steps for Gender Equity in Athletics”

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This Father’s Day, Support Dads by Supporting National Paid Family Leave

By Ezera Miller-Walfish* Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift? Wondering how you might show a little extra gratitude today for your dad or the dads in your life? Well, we’ve got an answer for you: tell your Member of Congress to pass President Biden’s American Families Plan so that parents across the country can … Continue reading “This Father’s Day, Support Dads by Supporting National Paid Family Leave”

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