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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»Read More
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»Read More
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»Read More
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»Read More
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»Read More
This past Sunday, November 18th, Senior Staff Attorney and Disability Rights Program Director Claudia Center debated libertarian Cato Institute’s Walter Olson on the value of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the debate, entitled «Is the Americans with Disabilities Act a Net Positive for the Workplace and for Society?», Claudia explained that the ADA provides … Continue reading «Claudia Center Debates Cato Institute on the Value of the ADA»Read More