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Election, Supreme Court, and sexual harassment among timely focal points of annual Cabraser lecture series

In one of the most turbulent years in American history, our brown bag lecture series has been keeping pace with current events, addressing the pressing social issues and the presidential campaign. Find videos of the complete lectures — including the most recent, given by Wendy Webster Williams, Georgetown law professor emerita, “Getting to know Justice Ginsburg: … Continue reading “Election, Supreme Court, and sexual harassment among timely focal points of annual Cabraser lecture series”

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LAS-ELC attorney Chris Ho named among California’s best labor and employment lawyers by Daily Journal Corp.

The Daily Journal legal newspaper has named LAS-ELC senior staff attorney Chris Ho, director of our National Origin Program, among California’s best labor and employment lawyers in 2016. The Daily Journal singled out Chris for his work responding to the discriminatory impacts of employers’ growing use of allegations of unlawful behavior to disqualify applicants from employment. Following … Continue reading “LAS-ELC attorney Chris Ho named among California’s best labor and employment lawyers by Daily Journal Corp.”

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Breastfeeding accommodations close to passage in San Francisco

All 11 members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are supporting a proposal from Supervisor Katy Tang to require city agencies to develop policies to support their employees who are nursing moms.  Tang announced in a press release Tuesday that she expected the board to approve the ordinance. “We are so pleased that the City … Continue reading “Breastfeeding accommodations close to passage in San Francisco”

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We’re improving the working lives of parents

The Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition, directed by LAS-ELC, has led employers to improve policies covering thousands of San Francisco workers and their families. We’ve done this by showing employers the benefits of strong policies for pregnancy and parental leave, breastfeeding accommodation, and work-life balance — and honoring those that support families with our annual awards of excellence. On … Continue reading “We’re improving the working lives of parents”

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Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action

On June 24th, the United States Supreme Court issued a long awaited opinion on affirmative action in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, but the ruling did little to change existing law with respect to the use of race as a criterion in university admissions.  In reality it was a non-opinion, as the … Continue reading “Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action”

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44 years on, Title IX still expanding

Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which guarantees equal opportunities for women and girls in all federally funded programs, was signed into law 44 years ago today. It is most often associated with the fight for gender equity in college athletics, but its impact has been felt across the spectrum from education access to employment. Title … Continue reading “44 years on, Title IX still expanding”

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EEOC hears report on effectiveness of harassment training

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s special task force on harassment, which included Senior Staff Attorney Christopher Ho with Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, recommends that EEOC “reboot” its prevention efforts. The EEOC heard expert testimony on June 20 in Washington, D.C., about preventing harassment of all kinds in the workplace. The task force, which formed in January 2015, included attorneys … Continue reading “EEOC hears report on effectiveness of harassment training”

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Court fights over family leave heat up, and workers often win

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Another try for the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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