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Legal Aid at Work Blog

Yet Another Reminder of Why We Do this Work

  Just in time for this year’s Annual Fund Campaign, we have yet another example of how we’re #PuttingJusticetoWork: One of our clinic students from UC Irvine School of law, Jier Dong, just won 100% of his appeal for our client, Marie! This decision not only secures a crucial economic lifeline for this single mother … Continue reading “Yet Another Reminder of Why We Do this Work”

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Reserve Your Spot for the October 30 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!

Join us for the annual Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards ceremony, which will take place on October 30, 2018!  Please reserve your spot here. This year’s Award Ceremony will feature advocates for health and equity, including Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember David Chiu, and employer and employee representatives from Bi-Rite, PG&E, Healthy Horizons and YouAppi, who will … Continue reading “Reserve Your Spot for the October 30 Healthy Mothers Workplace Awards!”

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LAAW and the California Breastfeeding Coalition Vow to Continue the Fight for Workplace Equity for New Parents

We were deeply disappointed to learn that Governor Brown vetoed our lactation accommodations bill, SB937, that had strong statewide support from various partners and grassroots breastfeeding coalitions who assist parents on a daily basis in overcoming workplace barriers to breastfeeding. SB937 would have made critical improvements in existing law—improvements that unfortunately are not included in … Continue reading “LAAW and the California Breastfeeding Coalition Vow to Continue the Fight for Workplace Equity for New Parents”

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Press Releases

Paid Family Leave to Become Significantly More Accessible to Low-Income Californians Under Newly Proposed Legislation

Advocates of family friendly workplace polices applaud efforts by Governor Newsom and Senator Jackson to expand job protection and income replacement

SAN FRANCISCO (January 17, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work, the California Work & Family Coalition, and the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) are in staunch support of new legislative efforts to ensure all California workers, particularly low wage workers, can take paid family leave without risking their jobs or financial stability. California once led the Nation … Continue reading “Paid Family Leave to Become Significantly More Accessible to Low-Income Californians Under Newly Proposed Legislation”

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Two Women Sue U.S. Postal Service for Employing Serial Sexual Harasser Who Has Been Victimizing Female Letter Carriers in the Bay Area for Over 15 Years

SAN FRANCISCO (January 15, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work and Stewart & Musell LLP, with the support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, have filed a sex harassment lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on behalf of two female letter carriers for failing to stop a serial harasser who has been preying upon women … Continue reading “Two Women Sue U.S. Postal Service for Employing Serial Sexual Harasser Who Has Been Victimizing Female Letter Carriers in the Bay Area for Over 15 Years”

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CRLA and Legal Aid at Work Obtain Million-Dollar Settlement in Case Protecting Countless Workers From Retaliation

Settlement Ensures that Groundbreaking Ninth Circuit Decision Remains Good Law

January 14, 2019 (Stockton, CA)—After successfully appealing his case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a dairy worker has just dismissed his case against his former employer’s attorney for retaliating against him when he asserted his workplace rights, after securing a million-dollar settlement.   This settlement is the conclusion of a … Continue reading “CRLA and Legal Aid at Work Obtain Million-Dollar Settlement in Case Protecting Countless Workers From Retaliation”

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In The Media

ABC 7 News Covers Sex Harassment Suit Against the Post Office for Employing Serial Harasser

ABC 7 News in San Francisco covered a sex harassment lawsuit brought by LAAW and co-counsel Wendy Musell against the Postal Service for employing a serial sex harasser in Daly City.
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SF Chronicle Discusses LAAW’s $1M Victory for Dairy Worker in Retaliation Case

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on LAAW and CRLA's $1M settlement in a case that protects countless workers from retaliation. "The case ensures that employers can’t game the system by cheating employees and then turning around and threatening to have the employees deported when they stand up for their basic rights,' said Legal Aid at Work attorney Christopher Ho."
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LAAW’s Title IX Lawsuit Seeking Gender Equity for Girls in Hawaii featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

LAAW and co-counsel's  federal civil rights lawsuit claiming unequal treatment of girls’ athletic programs was featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  
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