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Your Rights Under the ADA—Free Webinar on August 28!

  Know Your Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act!   Join Legal Aid at Work attorneys Alexis Alvarez and Rachael Langston for a FREE webinar on August 28, 2018 at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern). This webinar will provide an overview of Title II of the ADA and its requirements as they apply to public and … Continue reading “Your Rights Under the ADA—Free Webinar on August 28!”

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Rachael Langston Speaks to Law 360 About How Firms Can Better Accommodate Lawyers with Disabilities

“It’s about having a culture of wanting to help one another and valuing the employees you have, whatever their individual situations may be, and really having conversations about what people might need to fully participate and excel in the workplace.” - Rachael Langston
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Announcing the 2018 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!

  We are proud to announce that applications are now available for the 6th Annual San Francisco Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards! The annual award recognizes San Francisco employers who voluntarily engage in policies and practices that support the well-being of working parents. Past awardees represent a diverse range of organizations in San Francisco, including technology … Continue reading “Announcing the 2018 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!”

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Fresno Bee Covers LAAW’s efforts to End Courthouse Immigration Arrests

Staff attorney Marisa Díaz discusses LAAW's efforts, in conjunction with former Presidents of the California State Bar, retired judges, dozens of civil and immigrants’ rights groups, law professors, and many others to get California to adopt a statewide rule barring courthouse immigration arrests.
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The Daily Journal Covers LAAW’s efforts to end Courthouse Immigration Arrests

The Daily Journal (subscription required) discusses LAAW's Proposed Statewide rule to end courthouse immigration arrests in California and its impact on public safety and access to justice.
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LAAW, Joined by Prominent Attorneys and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates, Seeks a Statewide Rule Barring Courthouse Immigration Arrests in California

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2018) —Legal Aid at Work, joined by former Presidents of the California State Bar, retired judges, dozens of civil and immigrants’ rights groups, law professors, and many others, has applied for a proposed statewide courthouse rule that would block immigration agents from arresting persons for civil immigration violations in California’s courtrooms. … Continue reading “LAAW, Joined by Prominent Attorneys and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates, Seeks a Statewide Rule Barring Courthouse Immigration Arrests in California”

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Elizabeth Kristen explains at Slate.com on how “men’s rights” groups are twisting anti-discrimination laws to harm women

When men sue women’s empowerment organizations for gender discrimination. Is the law on their side? LAAW attorney Elizabeth Kristen emphatically says no: Targeting women’s empowerment events is an abuse of the law and part of the larger attack on the civil rights of vulnerable people that the Unruh Act was designed to protect, said Elizabeth Kristen, director of Gender Equity and LGBT Rights Program at Legal Aid at Work and an expert on gender discrimination. “They are using the Unruh Act as a sword.” And Kristen says not all of these lawsuits are the same.
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Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision

Today’s five-to-four Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME  overturns  40 years of settled law.  The decision, aiming to disempower workers in public workplaces, has nothing to do with compelled speech.  It has everything to do with using the First Amendment as a weapon to deprive public employees of power.  As Justice Kagan eloquently put … Continue reading “Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision”

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Statement on the Supreme Court Decision Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Trump’s Muslim Ban to go into effect this morning, refusing to acknowledge the Order for what it plainly is: scarcely disguised Islamophobia in service of cynical political ends. The President’s contempt for those whose skin color and religion are different from his own is palpable, betrays our … Continue reading “Statement on the Supreme Court Decision Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban”

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