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LAAW’s 9th Circuit Victory in Title IX Gender Equity Case Highlighted in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

In the article, LAAW Attorney Elizabeth Kristen discusses the importance the issues involved in the case: "Sports participation for girls isn’t just about going on to the Olympics—it’s about going to college, it’s about getting a job, it’s about getting higher wages. It really sets this platform for character development for the rest of their lives,” Kristen said. “So girls who are deprived of this in high school, it’s really robbing them of so much in their futures.”
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Uneven Playing Fields: In Depth Report on Gender Inequity in High School Sports Features LAAW’s Clients and Attorneys

A new, in-depth report titled Uneven Playing Fields, was published today. As explained by the project: There are nearly 24,000 public high schools in the US and 3.4 million girls playing for sports teams. Title IX, the sweeping federal law that guarantees equity in “any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance,” applies to … Continue reading «Uneven Playing Fields: In Depth Report on Gender Inequity in High School Sports Features LAAW’s Clients and Attorneys»

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LAAW’s Workplace Sex Assault Case Against Eagle Trucklines Profiled in the Guardian

The article discusses LAAW’s case on behalf of Laura Zuniga, a female truck driver, who was sexually assaulted by her co-driver and then later told by her employer to finish the route. As Ms. Zuniga told the Guardian, “[t]he way the company treated me, I felt worthless.”
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Ninth Circuit Recognizes Class Action Status of High School Girls in Hawai‘i Title IX Athletics Civil Rights Case

HONOLULU (April 5, 2022) — A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in favor of a group of female student athletes at Hawaii’s largest public high school, Campbell High School.  The girls sought class action status in support of their Title IX civil rights lawsuit against the Hawai‘i Department of … Continue reading «Ninth Circuit Recognizes Class Action Status of High School Girls in Hawai‘i Title IX Athletics Civil Rights Case»

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New Toolkit for Transgender and Nonbinary Workers

Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility and César Chávez Day, Legal Aid at Work and Beyond Binary Legal are excited to announce the launch of our Transgender and Nonbinary Workers’ Toolkit. We created this toolkit in collaboration with a focus group of trans and nonbinary community members. The goal is to provide gender-diverse workers with … Continue reading «New Toolkit for Transgender and Nonbinary Workers»

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LAAW’s Advocacy Challenging Whether Job Screening Agencies Can Ask Invasive Medical Questions Is Highlighted in the SF Chronicle

As LAAW argued in its brief to the appellate court: “These overbroad inquiries and exams will continue to effectively screen out applicants with disabilities.” The California Supreme Court has now decided to review this issue.
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On Equal Pay Day 2022, Here are 3 Things You Can Do to Advance Gender Equity

Today, March 15, is Equal Pay Day. This is the day that, on average, women have caught up to the amount white men earned in 2021. Historically, women’s work has been systemically undervalued and undercompensated, and regardless of the type of work they perform, their education level, or their experience, women are paid less than … Continue reading «On Equal Pay Day 2022, Here are 3 Things You Can Do to Advance Gender Equity»

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SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Expands Rights to Flexible Work Scheduling for Working Families

SAN FRANCISCO — Today on International Women’s Day, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously supported Supervisor Connie Chan’s legislation to expand the ability of workers to demand flexible workplace scheduling in order to balance their caregiving responsibilities. “This legislation is especially crucial to ensure an equitable recovery that balances the needs of both our … Continue reading «SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously Expands Rights to Flexible Work Scheduling for Working Families»

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

Legal Aid at Work is proud to announce that two 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 «Two LAAW Staff Members Recognized with New Titles for their Dedicated Service»

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