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Naval Base Worker Wins Settlement Over Lactation, Sexual Harassment

Navy to Pay Settlement and is Required to Provide Training

RIVERSIDE — When Jennifer Atkinson returned to her job on a U.S. Navy base in the Mojave Desert after parental leave, she requested — as was her legal right — a private place to pump milk for her baby. For weeks, her requests went unanswered and when a room was finally provided it was strewn … Continue reading “Naval Base Worker Wins Settlement Over Lactation, Sexual Harassment”

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Kim Turner Writes in the Sacramento Bee about the Need to Cheer on Women in Sports Year Round — Not Just During the Olympics

In an Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee, Kim Turner discusses the importance of giving women's sports equal air time: "The successes of women during this year’s Olympics demonstrated to sponsors, networks, hosts and advertisers that showing women’s sports makes dollars and sense.... Advertisers, companies, networks and all stakeholders should recognize that the world is excited to watch and cheer on women in sports all year long."
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Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations and City of Santee Work to Ensure Gender-Based Athletic Equity in Community Sports

Agreement to Help Instill a Level Playing Field for City’s Girls

Santee (August 5, 2021) – The City of Santee, California (“Santee” or “City”), Legal Aid At Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project (“Legal Aid at Work”) and the California Women’s Law Center (“CWLC”) have entered into an agreement to ensure the City complies with AB 2404, California Government Code Section 53080 (“AB 2404” … Continue reading “Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations and City of Santee Work to Ensure Gender-Based Athletic Equity in Community Sports”

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Thanks for Supporting Legal Aid at Work’s 105th Anniversary Virtual Event, Justice Rising

Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. — Maya Angelou Our world continued to evolve this year, but that did not stop us from coming together to celebrate the work we do for our clients, many of whom are in need … Continue reading “Thanks for Supporting Legal Aid at Work’s 105th Anniversary Virtual Event, Justice Rising”

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On Title IX’s 49th: Nine Steps for Gender Equity in Athletics

Women and girls have made a lot of progress since Title IX passed 49 years ago this June 23, yet we’re still not over the finish line. At the high school level alone, boys get a million more opportunities to play sports compared to girls, even though girls want to play in far higher numbers. … Continue reading “On Title IX’s 49th: Nine Steps for Gender Equity in Athletics”

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This Father’s Day, Support Dads by Supporting National Paid Family Leave

By Ezera Miller-Walfish* Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift? Wondering how you might show a little extra gratitude today for your dad or the dads in your life? Well, we’ve got an answer for you: tell your Member of Congress to pass President Biden’s American Families Plan so that parents across the country can … Continue reading “This Father’s Day, Support Dads by Supporting National Paid Family Leave”

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Celebrating the First Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County

By Alex Allam* This Pride Month, we celebrate the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. One year ago, the Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, also … Continue reading “Celebrating the First Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County”

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LAAW featured in Issue Brief on “Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It” by the Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders

The Brief, which can be read here and features LAAW’s Work & Family Program, aims to elevate the intersectional and intergenerational issues associated with the care economy and the challenges facing low-income women of color who make up the care workforce. The primer is designed to provide funders with responsive strategies and policy solutions which … Continue reading “LAAW featured in Issue Brief on “Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It” by the Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders”

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Newsday Discusses Historic Wrong LAAW Helped Rectify for 91-year Old Lesbian Veteran Helen James

The article tells the story of LAAW Client Helen James, who joined the Air Force in the 1950's and was discharged due to her sexual orientation. More than 60 years later, and just shy of her 91st birthday, Helen finally received the honorable discharge she deserved after LAAW and co-counsel filed suit.
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