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National chain Safelite AutoGlass sued for race, disability discrimination

An Alameda County married couple claim their employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and discriminated and retaliated against them. They filed two lawsuits today against Safelite AutoGlass, which has 550 stores nationwide, with help from Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.  Christina Castillo — who worked processing inventory paperwork — alleges she was fired from … Continue reading “National chain Safelite AutoGlass sued for race, disability discrimination”

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Excellent lawyering is something everyone needs

When you read about legal services for low-income people, you probably expect to hear about unlawful employment practices and our deep commitment and the thousands of people we help. But you also should know that some of the very smartest lawyers anywhere are doing this work.  A two-time graduate of Stanford University and a new lawyer admitted … Continue reading “Excellent lawyering is something everyone needs”

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National coalition pushes Supreme Court to hear DACA/DAPA case

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is among 224 groups nationwide, including legal organizations, unions, and social service groups, that are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case brought in 2014 by 26 states led by Texas over the Obama administration’s immigration reforms. The 224 groups argue in their amicus brief, filed Dec. 1, that the reforms President Obama announced a year ago will help millions … Continue reading “National coalition pushes Supreme Court to hear DACA/DAPA case”

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Remember low-income workers on Giving Tuesday

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center advises thousands of people each year like Hai Sheng Hu, who cannot afford the representation they need to realize their rights.  A mover and truck driver, Hu needed medical leave to undergo treatment for lung cancer, but when he asked for it he was fired. He couldn’t fight his termination at first, no matter … Continue reading “Remember low-income workers on Giving Tuesday”

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Wage Claim Clinic Launched in Oakland and San Francisco

Through our Workers’ Rights Clinic, we regularly see low-wage workers facing wage theft in a wide range of industries.  The first step they can take to recover those wages is to file a claim with the California Labor Commissioner.  

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Ex-nanny’s lawsuit against tech power couple highlights potential exploitation

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Former Calif. Supreme Court Justice Grodin is Honored at UC Hastings

Former California Supreme Court Justice Joseph Grodin, who served 15 years on the board of Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, was honored by UC Hastings with a tribute attended by more than 150 lawyers and judges. Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon gave the keynote speech, with introductory remarks from longtime trial lawyer James J. Brosnahan, senior counsel with … Continue reading “Former Calif. Supreme Court Justice Grodin is Honored at UC Hastings”

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Family Caregivers Gain Flexibility with San Francisco Ordinance – Webinar

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center staff attorney Julia Parish and Richa Dhanju with the city’s Department on the Status of Women participated in a webinar explaining San Francisco’s rules allowing workers to request scheduling that accommodates their caregiving obligations.  The city’s Family-Friendly Workplace Ordinance took effect in 2014. It applies to anyone employed for at least six months at any San Francisco workplace with … Continue reading “Family Caregivers Gain Flexibility with San Francisco Ordinance – Webinar”

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‘Supergirl’ Coming to TV, Let’s Check Her Powers

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