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The staff of Legal Aid at Work will rally at the Women’s March on Saturday. We will be on the streets of Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and Los Angeles to assert our commitment to fight for justice. Sparked by our clients’ daily acts of courage we will continue to show up, educate, advocate, … Continue reading “Legal Aid at Work Participates in 2018 Women’s March”Read More
At 90, Air Force veteran Helen James, finally gets her honorable discharge decades after the military expelled her for being a lesbian
Sixty-three years after the Air Force forced her out in disgrace for being a lesbian, Helen Grace James, age 90, was finally awarded the honorable discharge she has long sought. Helen entered the military in 1952 as a radio operator on a base in Roslyn, N.Y., following in the footsteps of her father, an … Continue reading “At 90, Air Force veteran Helen James, finally gets her honorable discharge decades after the military expelled her for being a lesbian”Read More
On January 3, 2018, Legal Aid at Work, together with co-counsel WilmerHale, filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Helen James, a ninety-year old veteran who was discharged from the Air Force in the 1950s because she is a lesbian. More than six decades after the U.S Air Force discharged her, Helen James is still … Continue reading “90-year old Lesbian Veteran Seeking Justice in Federal Court”Read More
Farm workers, waitresses, janitors, retail workers, and hotel housekeepers are just some of the sexual harassment victims Legal Aid at Work attorneys represent. These women, who ranged in age from teenagers to women in their 70’s, experienced conduct at work that no one should endure: repeated rapes, unwelcome touching, pornographic materials, and sexualized comments. Their … Continue reading “Time’s Up!”Read More