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Statement of Legal Aid at Work President Joan Graff on the Violent Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6

January 6, 2021 will go down in history as a day of ign … Continue reading “Statement of Legal Aid at Work President Joan Graff on the Violent Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6”

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115 Workers’ Rights Organizations Call on California Legislature to Expand Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Crisis

Today, the California Work & Family Coalition, the … Continue reading “115 Workers’ Rights Organizations Call on California Legislature to Expand Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Crisis”

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The SF Chronicle Discusses LAAW’s Recent Settlement on Behalf of Transgender Police Officer

The San Francisco Chronicle covers LAAW and the Impact Fund's recent settlement with the City and County of San Francisco on behalf of a transgender police officer who experienced repeated harassment on-the-job. In addition to payments, "[h]uman resources investigators will take two hours of training on proper investigation of claims by transgender and gender non-conforming people, including 'the importance of enforcing policies on use of chosen names and pronouns; and the negative effects of misgendering.'"
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Mary Jo Shartsis, 1942-2021

We mourn the loss of our cherished Board member and lea … Continue reading “Mary Jo Shartsis, 1942-2021”

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Millions of California Workers to Start 2021 Without Paid Sick Days

Advocates Call on the State Legislature to Take Action as Federal and State Paid Leave Laws Expire

Sacramento, California—On January 1, 2021, millions of … Continue reading “Millions of California Workers to Start 2021 Without Paid Sick Days”

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Settlement of Harassment Lawsuit on Behalf of Transgender San Francisco Police Sergeant Featured in Bay Area Reporter

The Bay Area Reporter covered LAAW and the Impact Fund's landmark settlement of a workplace harassment lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco. The case was brought on behalf of transgender San Francisco Police Department Sergeant Flint Paul, who was repeatedly misgendered and otherwise harassed at work.
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Impact Fund and Legal Aid at Work Settle Workplace Harassment Claims of Transgender San Francisco Police Sergeant

Sergeant Flint Paul, a career officer with the San Fran … Continue reading “Impact Fund and Legal Aid at Work Settle Workplace Harassment Claims of Transgender San Francisco Police Sergeant”

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A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California

To assist undocumented workers who have lost their jobs … Continue reading “A List of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California”

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Molly Lao Selected for Skadden Fellowship with Legal Aid at Work

Molly Lao, currently a third-year law student a Berkeley Law and formerly a law clerk with Legal Aid at Work, was just selected to be a Skadden Fellow with Legal Aid at Work. During her two-year, fully funded fellowship, Molly will establish a medical-legal-social services partnership in Fresno with a local one-stop resource and community health center in order to provide employment representation for formerly incarcerated individuals with disabilities. We are very exited to welcome Molly back to Legal Aid at Work and are incredibly grateful to the the Skadden Fellowship Foundation for making this work possible.
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