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After Aida Lico returned from maternity leave to her job at T.D. Bank, she needed to pump breast milk at work to nurse her infant child. According to Ms. Lico’s court-filed complaint, the Bank’s Branch Assistant Manager told her she must take her lactation breaks in the restroom. She objected because she felt the restroom … Continue reading “Court Holds Nursing Mothers May Seek Lost Wages for Denial of Lactation Accommodations”Read More
UC Hasting College of the Law student Allyssa Villanueva is a Bay Area native born and raised in Oakland – where she aims to work in public service after law school and make her mark in ensuring racial equality in education and employment. This summer’s Robert M. Dell Student Advocate in the Racial Equality Program, … Continue reading “Allyssa Villanueva Aims to Ensure Equality for Students and Workers in Hometown Oakland”Read More
On July 14th, LAS-ELC will add Watsonville to its roster of Workers’ Rights Clinic sites, allowing greater numbers of low-wage workers in California to get free help with urgent workplace problems. In partnership with the Watsonville Law Center (WLC) and the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Watsonville Clinic site will be staffed by law counselors from … Continue reading “Workers’ Rights Clinic Launches New Site in Watsonville”Read More
Sunday, June 21st, was Alfonso Garcia’s first Father’s Day. His baby Naomi was born on May 26th. Alfonso works as battery technician for an emergency road side service company in Mountain View. After his partner Gardenia gave birth to their daughter, the pediatrician told Alfonso and Gardenia that their baby required a special battery of … Continue reading “Fathers Shouldn't Have to Choose Between Job & Family”Read More
Beyond the Classroom: Christina Jones Wants Employment Opportunities for Special Needs Students into Adulthood
For the past year and a half, third year law student Christina Jones has had her sights set on joining Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this summer. In early 2014, as first-year law students at the University of Notre Dame, Christina and three of her classmates met the majority of LAS-ELC’s legal … Continue reading “Beyond the Classroom: Christina Jones Wants Employment Opportunities for Special Needs Students into Adulthood”Read More