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Press Releases

Fair Play For Girls in Sports Program Honored by the California State Assembly

Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports project was honored to receive an award at a Joint Informational Hearing of the California Assembly’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and  Internet Media and the Higher Education Committee on March 25, 2019. The Committee Chairs, the Honorable Kansen Chu and the Honorable Jose … Continue reading “Fair Play For Girls in Sports Program Honored by the California State Assembly”

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At 95, Black Army Veteran Seeks the Honorable Discharge he Was Denied After WWII Because of his Race

Philadelphia, PA (March 12, 2019) — Legal Aid at Work and the Veterans’ Legal Advocacy Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law have filed a petition on behalf of 95-year-old army veteran Nelson Henry to rectify a seven-decade-old wrong: his receipt of a racially discriminatory “blue discharge” after World War II because he was … Continue reading “At 95, Black Army Veteran Seeks the Honorable Discharge he Was Denied After WWII Because of his Race”

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EEOC and Civil Rights Attorneys Sue Bay Area Solar Company Over Policy of Refusing to Do Business with Customers Whose Names “Sounded Middle Eastern or Indian”

San Francisco, CA (March 7, 2019)—A Bay Area woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today, alleging that her former employer had a policy of refusing to do business with customers that it believed to be of Middle Eastern or Indian origin, and that it required her to carry it out. Ayesha Faiz was a … Continue reading “EEOC and Civil Rights Attorneys Sue Bay Area Solar Company Over Policy of Refusing to Do Business with Customers Whose Names “Sounded Middle Eastern or Indian””

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Alexis Alvarez speaks with KSPC 88.7 fm on Disability Awareness Day

Senior Staff Attorney Alexis Alvarez spoke with KSPC 88.7 about her disability rights work, and about the barriers and other issues that persons with disabilities face every day in the fight for equal treatment.
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“No Indians”: LAAW’s Complaint against a Bay Area solar company that refused to work with customers of “Indian or Middle Eastern” descent was covered in the San Jose Mercury News

Legal Aid at Work and co-counsel Beth Mora's lawsuit against a San Leandro solar company that refused to work with customers of "Indian or Middle Eastern" descent was covered in the San Jose Mercury News. The story also discusses a parallel lawsuit against the company being brought by the EEOC regarding the same conduct.
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The New York Times Discusses LAAW’s Partnership with the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund to Combat Sex Harassment

The New York Times quotes attorney Katie Wutchiett regarding LAAW's partnership with the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund to end sexual harassment of low-wage workers.
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This Equal Pay Day, Support Equal Pay for Equal Play!

This year on Equal Pay Day, women in California are fighting for pay equality in athletics.  Equal Pay for Equal Play (California AB 467), introduced by Members Boerner Horvath and Gonzalez, would mandate equal prize pools for men and women in sports competitions taking place on public lands. This bill would remedy gender inequality in surf … Continue reading “This Equal Pay Day, Support Equal Pay for Equal Play!”

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Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

[PHOTO: Fair Play staff attend the 2019 Stanford University Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration & Stanford Women’s Basketball Game vs. Cal] February 6, 2019 marks the 33rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. This year’s theme Lead Her Forward honors the … Continue reading “Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

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Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights

  Legal Aid at Work has gotten some excellent press coverage from our and CRLA’s groundbreaking settlement and related 9th circuit decision in the Arias vs. Raimondo case.   News coverage of the victory can be found at the links below:  San Francisco Chronicle – https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Ex-dairy-worker-settles-suit-with-attorney-he-13533527.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result Univision (Fresno, CA) –https://www.facebook.com/1493378204275039/posts/2374749799471204/ Daily Journal – https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/350871 (subscription required) Fresno, … Continue reading “Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights”

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