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CAIR-SFBA and LAS-ELC Welcome Supreme Court Ruling in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

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.”

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Equal pay bill unanimously passes the Senate

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A Commitment to Service: DeCarol Davis' Journey from Home to the Military to LAS-ELC

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”

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On the Move

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Amelia Alvarez Named Second Sanford Heisler Kimpel Public Interest Diversity Fellow

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.

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Keep Families Together: Ban the Box on Housing

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Keep Families Together: Ban the Box on Housing

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Marsha Chien and Irona Lofton

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Family-Friendly Workplaces Create a Stronger California

A new mother is told she will be fired if she does not return to work when her baby is just six weeks old. A retail worker struggles to find child care because her schedule is erratic and changes with little notice. A grandson is denied time off to care for his dying grandmother.  Thankfully, … Continue reading “Family-Friendly Workplaces Create a Stronger California”

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AAUW learns about vets’ health care, girls’ access to sports

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