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Press Releases

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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New Mother Sexually Harassed at Mojave Desert Military Base

ACLU and Legal Aid at Work Sue on Behalf of Employee Who Asked for Lactation Room

BARSTOW – When Jennifer Atkinson returned to work at a military base in the Mojave Desert after parental leave, she asked for a private room to pump breastmilk. It’s her right under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which says employers have to provide a room for that purpose. But she didn’t get one for several … Continue reading “New Mother Sexually Harassed at Mojave Desert Military Base”

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Santa Clara Unified School District to Resolve Title IX Concerns About Female Athletics

San Francisco, CA: Legal Aid at Work, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (Simpson Thacher) partnered with Santa Clara Unified School District to reach an agreement to resolve Title IX gender equality concerns affecting female athletes at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, CA. The agreement leads to significant changes that will continue to level … Continue reading “Santa Clara Unified School District to Resolve Title IX Concerns About Female Athletics”

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In The Media

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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Elizabeth Kristen Speaks to Television Industry Leaders About Depictions of Military Sexual Assualt

Elizabeth Kristen spoke to leaders in the television industry in Los Angeles about military sexual trauma, its depiction in television and movies, and how it impacts veterans and servicemembers and their return to civilian life, including work. The event was written up in Variety.
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Legal Aid at Work Blog

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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LAAW Co-hosting Walk-out & National Moment of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Assault on 9/24

At 10:00 a.m. Pacific on Monday, September 24, join Legal Aid at Work and scores of other civil rights organizations for a national walk-out to show our support for Dr. Blasey Ford in her efforts to obtain a full investigation into her allegations of sexual assault. All you need to do is wear black and walk out … Continue reading “LAAW Co-hosting Walk-out & National Moment of Solidarity with Survivors of Sexual Assault on 9/24”

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Your Rights Under the ADA—Free Webinar on August 28!

  Know Your Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act!   Join Legal Aid at Work attorneys Alexis Alvarez and Rachael Langston for a FREE webinar on August 28, 2018 at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern). This webinar will provide an overview of Title II of the ADA and its requirements as they apply to public and … Continue reading “Your Rights Under the ADA—Free Webinar on August 28!”

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