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SF-Based The Melt Fires Disabled Immigrant Worker After She Reported Ongoing Sexual Harassment by her Supervisor

SAN FRANCISCO (February 21, 2019) — Legal Aid at Work has filed a lawsuit against The Melt on behalf of Genesis Cifuentes, a disabled crew member who was fired after she reported ongoing sexual harassment and abuse at the California-based restaurant chain. The Complaint filed February 20 alleges the harassment began when Ms. Cifuentes was … Continue reading “SF-Based The Melt Fires Disabled Immigrant Worker After She Reported Ongoing Sexual Harassment by her Supervisor”

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The New York Times Discusses LAAW’s Partnership with the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund to Combat Sex Harassment

The New York Times quotes attorney Katie Wutchiett regarding LAAW's partnership with the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund to end sexual harassment of low-wage workers.
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Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 6, 2019 marks the 33rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. This year’s theme Lead Her Forward honors the many ways that sports give girls and women the tools to achieve excellence and realize their boundless potential. Fair Play for Girls in … Continue reading “Fair Play Joins in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

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The San Francisco Chronicle Profiles LAAW’s Successful Efforts to Fight Wage Theft at High-Profile Bay Area Restaurants

The Gordo Taqueria case described in the article is one of several cases LAAW brought against high-profile restaurants in the Bay Area to raise awareness about the all-too-common problem of wage theft in the restaurant industry there, and to galvanize efforts to end it. The $690,000 settlement ensures that class members will get, on average, $2000, and over 40 workers will receive more than $5,000.
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ABC 7 News Covers Sex Harassment Suit Against the Post Office for Employing Serial Harasser

ABC 7 News in San Francisco covered a sex harassment lawsuit brought by LAAW and co-counsel Wendy Musell against the Postal Service for employing a serial sex harasser in Daly City.
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Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights

  Legal Aid at Work has gotten some excellent press coverage from our and CRLA’s groundbreaking settlement and related 9th circuit decision in the Arias vs. Raimondo case.   News coverage of the victory can be found at the links below:  San Francisco Chronicle – https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Ex-dairy-worker-settles-suit-with-attorney-he-13533527.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result Univision (Fresno, CA) –https://www.facebook.com/1493378204275039/posts/2374749799471204/ Daily Journal – https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/350871 (subscription required) Fresno, … Continue reading “Roundup of Press Coverage of our $1M Settlement for Worker who Had Immigration Called on him in Retaliation for Asserting his Workplace Rights”

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Paid Family Leave to Become Significantly More Accessible to Low-Income Californians Under Newly Proposed Legislation

Advocates of family friendly workplace polices applaud efforts by Governor Newsom and Senator Jackson to expand job protection and income replacement

SAN FRANCISCO (January 17, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work, the California Work & Family Coalition, and the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) are in staunch support of new legislative efforts to ensure all California workers, particularly low wage workers, can take paid family leave without risking their jobs or financial stability. California once led the Nation … Continue reading “Paid Family Leave to Become Significantly More Accessible to Low-Income Californians Under Newly Proposed Legislation”

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Two Women Sue U.S. Postal Service for Employing Serial Sexual Harasser Who Has Been Victimizing Female Letter Carriers in the Bay Area for Over 15 Years

SAN FRANCISCO (January 15, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work and Stewart & Musell LLP, with the support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, have filed a sex harassment lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on behalf of two female letter carriers for failing to stop a serial harasser who has been preying upon women … Continue reading “Two Women Sue U.S. Postal Service for Employing Serial Sexual Harasser Who Has Been Victimizing Female Letter Carriers in the Bay Area for Over 15 Years”

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SF Chronicle Discusses LAAW’s $1M Victory for Dairy Worker in Retaliation Case

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on LAAW and CRLA's $1M settlement in a case that protects countless workers from retaliation. "The case ensures that employers can’t game the system by cheating employees and then turning around and threatening to have the employees deported when they stand up for their basic rights,' said Legal Aid at Work attorney Christopher Ho."
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