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Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

[PHOTO: Fair Play staff attend the 2019 Stanford University Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration & Stanford Women’s Basketball Game vs. Cal] February 6, 2019 marks the 33rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. This year’s theme Lead Her Forward honors the … Continue reading “Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

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The San Francisco Chronicle Profiles LAAW’s Successful Efforts to Fight Wage Theft at High-Profile Bay Area Restaurants

The Gordo Taqueria case described in the article is one of several cases LAAW brought against high-profile restaurants in the Bay Area to raise awareness about the all-too-common problem of wage theft in the restaurant industry there, and to galvanize efforts to end it. The $690,000 settlement ensures that class members will get, on average, $2000, and over 40 workers will receive more than $5,000.
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ABC 7 News Covers Sex Harassment Suit Against the Post Office for Employing Serial Harasser

ABC 7 News in San Francisco covered a sex harassment lawsuit brought by LAAW and co-counsel Wendy Musell against the Postal Service for employing a serial sex harasser in Daly City.
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Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights

  Legal Aid at Work has gotten some excellent press coverage from our and CRLA’s groundbreaking settlement and related 9th circuit decision in the Arias vs. Raimondo case.   News coverage of the victory can be found at the links below:  San Francisco Chronicle – https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Ex-dairy-worker-settles-suit-with-attorney-he-13533527.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result Univision (Fresno, CA) –https://www.facebook.com/1493378204275039/posts/2374749799471204/ Daily Journal – https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/350871 (subscription required) Fresno, … Continue reading “Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights”

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Paid Family Leave to Become Significantly More Accessible to Low-Income Californians Under Newly Proposed Legislation

Advocates of family friendly workplace polices applaud efforts by Governor Newsom and Senator Jackson to expand job protection and income replacement

SAN FRANCISCO (January 17, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work, the California Work & Family Coalition, and the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) are in staunch support of new legislative efforts to ensure all California workers, particularly low wage workers, can take paid family leave without risking their jobs or financial stability. California once led the Nation … Continue reading “Paid Family Leave to Become Significantly More Accessible to Low-Income Californians Under Newly Proposed Legislation”

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Two Women Sue U.S. Postal Service for Employing Serial Sexual Harasser Who Has Been Victimizing Female Letter Carriers in the Bay Area for Over 15 Years

SAN FRANCISCO (January 15, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work and Stewart & Musell LLP, with the support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, have filed a sex harassment lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on behalf of two female letter carriers for failing to stop a serial harasser who has been preying upon women … Continue reading “Two Women Sue U.S. Postal Service for Employing Serial Sexual Harasser Who Has Been Victimizing Female Letter Carriers in the Bay Area for Over 15 Years”

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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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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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