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With the aim of ensuring that pregnant workers are able to keep their jobs and perform them safely, the U.S. Congress today reintroduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The bill, which has broad support, would require employers to make reasonable job modifications for pregnant women, such as providing a stool or help with heavy lifting.Read More
We’re excited to announce that Mike Gaitley, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Community Legal Services Program, is a recipient of UC Irvine School of Law’s 2015 Community Pro Bono Advocate Award.Read More
On June 12, the Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic will host a free Workers’ Compensation clinic. Volunteer Workers’ Comp attorneys from Worksafe will provide counseling on Workers’ Comp issues. Spanish-speaking attorneys will be available. Workers’ Compensation clinic Tuesday, June 12; appointments beginning at 6:30 pm Ed Roberts Campus adjacent to the Ashby BART Station 3075 … Continue reading “Workers’ Compensation Clinic”Read More
The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this morning welcomed what they called a historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of a Muslim woman who sued Abercrombie & Fitch after she was denied a job because she wore … Continue reading “CAIR-SFBA and LAS-ELC Welcome Supreme Court Ruling in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.”Read More
Though now living in California, our incoming law clerk DeCarol Davis considers Darlington – a tiny, rural town in South Carolina – her home. Her whole family lives down South, and Darlington is where she goes home for the holidays. DeCarol comes from a loving, hard-working family, some of whom have been employed as hotel … Continue reading “A Commitment to Service: DeCarol Davis' Journey from Home to the Military to LAS-ELC”Read More
LAS-ELC, Sanford Heisler Kimpel LLP and the California-based Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion and Resources (FAIR) are thrilled to announce the selection of Amelia Alvarez as the second Sanford Heisler Kimpel Public Interest Diversity Fellow.Read More