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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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UPCOMING EVENT: “Disability Accommodations on the California Bar Exam: Individual and Collective Strategies for Change”

Please join us on Tuesday, March 15 , 2022 12 PM to 1 PM  (via Zoom) for a discussion of Disability Accommodations on the California Bar Exam: Individual and Collective Strategies for Change Featuring: Beth Karp — National Disabled Law Students Association Claudia Center — Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Lisa Noshay Petro — … Continue reading “UPCOMING EVENT: “Disability Accommodations on the California Bar Exam: Individual and Collective Strategies for Change””

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The SF Chronicle Covers Groundbreaking Language Access Settlement with EDD

In the article, Katie Wutchiett, staff attorney in LAAW’s Work and Family Program, said she hopes that next EDD will expand language support for people seeking state disability insurance and paid family leave. “We are committed to work with EDD to ensure this forms an example for (state disability insurance and paid family leave) and those programs aren’t left behind.”
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Advocates Reach Agreement with CA Employment Development Department to Expand Language Access

Language access improvements implemented through 2024 ensure EDD upholds Californians’ civil rights and embraces communities’ vast language abilities

 SACRAMENTO — In a victory for Californians and language rights advocates, residents who do not use English as their primary language will now have more access to the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) unemployment insurance (UI) program, which provides critical benefits to eligible workers across the state. Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), Asian … Continue reading “Advocates Reach Agreement with CA Employment Development Department to Expand Language Access”

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