Press Releases

Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations Reach Agreement with the Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics

Agreement to Create a Level Playing Field for Girls

Vista, CA (May 25, 2021) — The Vista Unified School District is focused on their commitment to equity as a district value. To that end, the District has made and will make significant changes to help achieve gender equity between girls’ and boys’ sports at Vista High School (VHS) by providing equal athletic opportunities, treatment, … Continue reading “Civil Rights Nonprofit Organizations Reach Agreement with the Vista Unified School District Regarding Gender Equity in Athletics”

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New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Antioch

Legal Aid at Work and Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch Team up to Provide Free Legal Services in Contra Costa County

ANTIOCH, CA (May 24, 2021) — Legal Aid at Work and Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch are pleased to announce the launch of Legal Aid at Work’s newest location of the Workers’ Rights Clinic, devoted to employment law protections for low-income workers. The Clinic will launch on May 25, 2021, providing over-the-phone consultations. Thereafter, the … Continue reading “New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Antioch”

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Immigrant Advocates Praise Stimulus Package, But Call on Governor to Address Larger Gap of Immigrants Left out of Unemployment Benefits

As Governor Newsom unveiled a sweeping new spending package to support Californians struggling from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates called attention to the need to patch the largest gap in the state’s safety net: undocumented Californians excluded from unemployment benefits and stimulus checks. While the Governor has provided some one-time payments to … Continue reading “Immigrant Advocates Praise Stimulus Package, But Call on Governor to Address Larger Gap of Immigrants Left out of Unemployment Benefits”

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New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Ontario, California

The Warehouse Worker Resource Center and Legal Aid at Work Team Up to Provide Free Legal Services in the Inland Empire

(Ontario, CA, April 6, 2021) — The Warehouse Worker Resource Center is pleased to announce that it will launch Legal Aid at Work’s newest location of its Workers’ Rights Clinic, devoted to the employment issues of low-wage workers.  The Clinic, located at 521 N Euclid Avenue in Ontario, will begin on April 14 and will … Continue reading “New Employment Law Clinic for Low-Wage Workers to Open in Ontario, California”

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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 project testified at a Joint Informational Hearing (testimony here) convened by the California State Assembly’s Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media and the Higher Education Committee on March 17, 2021. The Committee Chair, the Honorable Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva, and the Honorable Vice-Chair Assembly Member … 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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115 Workers’ Rights Organizations Call on California Legislature to Expand Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Crisis

Today, the California Work & Family Coalition, the California Employment Lawyers Association, Legal Aid at Work, United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, and 111 other organizations join in asking Governor Newsom and the California Legislature to act now to protect California’s families.  In our joint letter we ask for immediate action to expand … Continue reading “115 Workers’ Rights Organizations Call on California Legislature to Expand Emergency Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Crisis”

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Millions of California Workers to Start 2021 Without Paid Sick Days

Advocates Call on the State Legislature to Take Action as Federal and State Paid Leave Laws Expire

Sacramento, California—On January 1, 2021, millions of California workers will lose access to emergency paid sick days during a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other federal and state laws that extended paid time off in 2020 are set to expire at midnight on December 31, leaving many working … Continue reading “Millions of California Workers to Start 2021 Without Paid Sick Days”

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Impact Fund and Legal Aid at Work Settle Workplace Harassment Claims of Transgender San Francisco Police Sergeant

Sergeant Flint Paul, a career officer with the San Francisco Police Department, began his gender-affirming transition more than fifteen years ago. In 2006, after eleven years with the Department, he came out in his workplace as transgender and requested to be addressed by his chosen name “Flint” and with male pronouns. Over the next fourteen … Continue reading “Impact Fund and Legal Aid at Work Settle Workplace Harassment Claims of Transgender San Francisco Police Sergeant”

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Press Release: California Class Action Alleges that Uber is Illegally Coercing Drivers to Support Prop 22

Over 200,000 Drivers Unlawfully Pressured to Support Ballot Measure

San Francisco – A class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco today accuses Uber of illegally exploiting its economic power over its California-based drivers by pressuring them to support the Yes on Prop 22 campaign in violation of the drivers’ century-old right to be free from political coercion in the workplace. A copy of the … Continue reading “Press Release: California Class Action Alleges that Uber is Illegally Coercing Drivers to Support Prop 22”

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