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Celebrating the First Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County

By Alex Allam* This Pride Month, we celebrate the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. One year ago, the Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, also … Continue reading “Celebrating the First Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County”

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LAAW featured in Issue Brief on “Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It” by the Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders

The Brief, which can be read here and features LAAW’s Work & Family Program, aims to elevate the intersectional and intergenerational issues associated with the care economy and the challenges facing low-income women of color who make up the care workforce. The primer is designed to provide funders with responsive strategies and policy solutions which … Continue reading “LAAW featured in Issue Brief on “Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It” by the Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders”

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Newsday Discusses Historic Wrong LAAW Helped Rectify for 91-year Old Lesbian Veteran Helen James

The article tells the story of LAAW Client Helen James, who joined the Air Force in the 1950's and was discharged due to her sexual orientation. More than 60 years later, and just shy of her 91st birthday, Helen finally received the honorable discharge she deserved after LAAW and co-counsel filed suit.
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Settlement with Vista Unified School District Concerning Gender Equity in Athletics Featured in Multiple News Outlets

LAAW and co-counsel the California Women’s Law Center’s settlement with Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics was covered in several news outlets.  Links to media coverage can be found below: The San Diego Union Tribune KPBS Fox 5 San Diego The Coast News NBC San Diego As Kim Turner, Director of LAAW’s … Continue reading “Settlement with Vista Unified School District Concerning Gender Equity in Athletics Featured in Multiple News Outlets”

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Launch of LAAW’s Newest Workers’ Rights Clinic location in Antioch Featured in the Antioch Herald.

“Antioch is one of the largest cities in Contra Costa County and has one of the highest populations of low-income, Black workers in California,” said DeCarol Davis, Legal Aid at Work’s Director of Community Legal Services. “It has gone unseen and underserved for too long. We are trying to change that.”
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Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations Reach Agreement with the Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics

Agreement to Create a Level Playing Field for Girls

Vista, CA (May 25, 2021) — The Vista Unified School District is focused on their commitment to equity as a district value. To that end, the District has made and will make significant changes to help achieve gender equity between girls’ and boys’ sports at Vista High School (VHS) by providing equal athletic opportunities, treatment, … Continue reading “Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations Reach Agreement with the Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics”

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New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Antioch

Legal Aid at Work and Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch Team up to Provide Free Legal Services in Contra Costa County

ANTIOCH, CA (May 24, 2021) — Legal Aid at Work and Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch are pleased to announce the launch of Legal Aid at Work’s newest location of the Workers’ Rights Clinic, devoted to employment law protections for low-income workers. The Clinic will launch on May 25, 2021, providing over-the-phone consultations. Thereafter, the … Continue reading “New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Antioch”

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Instilling Gender Equity in Youth Competitive Sports Run and Hosted by Local Districts

Nationwide and across California gender inequity persists in competitive youth sports programming hosted and run by park and recreation departments. Low-income girls of color particularly lack access and equity. In one study conducted by our Fair Play for Girls in Sports nonprofit project, California park and recreation departments reported girls receiving just one-third, or less, … Continue reading “Instilling Gender Equity in Youth Competitive Sports Run and Hosted by Local Districts”

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You Are Not Alone: Toolkit offers valuable resource to combat workplace sexual harassment

This blog post is part of our Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Toolkit, which we hope will help workers learn to identify, address, and prevent workplace sexual harassment. The toolkit is available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. It has valuable information not only for victims of harassment, but also for other employees who may be bystanders … Continue reading “You Are Not Alone: Toolkit offers valuable resource to combat workplace sexual harassment”

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