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Maddening March Gender Inequity: Tip of the Unfairness Iceberg for U.S. Girls and Women

Everyone saw how blatantly unfair it was for the women’ … Continue reading “Maddening March Gender Inequity: Tip of the Unfairness Iceberg for U.S. Girls and Women”

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Working for Free: A Day in the Life of a Female American Worker

As I write this in the middle of my workday, I think ab … Continue reading “Working for Free: A Day in the Life of a Female American Worker”

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Sharon Terman Co-Authors Chapter on Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance during the Pandemic and Beyond as part of the COVID-19 Policy Playbook

The United States continues to address and recover from … Continue reading “Sharon Terman Co-Authors Chapter on Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance during the Pandemic and Beyond as part of the COVID-19 Policy Playbook”

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California Passes Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law to Protect Workers and the Public During COVID-19

On March 19th, Governor Newsom signed California’s COVI … Continue reading “California Passes Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law to Protect Workers and the Public During COVID-19”

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Statement of LAAW President Joan Graff Regarding the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence

We are heartbroken for our friends, colleagues, and com … Continue reading “Statement of LAAW President Joan Graff Regarding the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence”

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Fair Play For Girls in Sports Project Testifies Before California State Assembly on Gender Inequity Issues in Youth Sports Reopening and Importance of Instilling Equity

Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports proje … Continue reading “Fair Play For Girls in Sports Project Testifies Before California State Assembly on Gender Inequity Issues in Youth Sports Reopening and Importance of Instilling Equity”

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Elizabeth Kristen Speaks to the New York Times about the Andrew Cuomo Sex Harassment Matter

In the context of the Andrew Cuomo sex harassment matter, Elizabeth Kristen discusses the all-too-common tactic of accused harassers attempting to tarnish the reputation of the accusers as being bad employees. “There’s not a defense to harassment that the person was a bad employee,” said Kristen. "It’s not even relevant. Maybe she was the worst employee in the world, but she could still be harassed.”
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Katie Wutchiett Discusses the Need for Paid Sick Leave During the Covid-19 Pandemic with the LA Times

Katie Wutchiett talks to the Los Angeles Times about how important paid sick leave is to California's attempts to control the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of workers and the public, and calls for making clearer policies like two weeks of emergency paid leave.
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Jenna Gerry discusses in the SF Chronicle the Language Barriers that Workers Experience When trying to Access Unemployment Insurance

Jenna Gerry talks with the San Francisco Chronicle about the difficulties that people who don't speak English experience when they try to access Unemployment Insurance benefits. Jenna discusses how despite the EDD's steps to improve access for people who don't speak English, some instructions are still only in English and it is unclear how many non-English speaking agents are available to help people.
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