Press Releases

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”

Read More

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”

Read More

CRLA and Legal Aid at Work Obtain Million-Dollar Settlement in Case Protecting Countless Workers From Retaliation

Settlement Ensures that Groundbreaking Ninth Circuit Decision Remains Good Law

January 14, 2019 (Stockton, CA)—After successfully appealing his case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a dairy worker has just dismissed his case against his former employer’s attorney for retaliating against him when he asserted his workplace rights, after securing a million-dollar settlement.   This settlement is the conclusion of a … Continue reading “CRLA and Legal Aid at Work Obtain Million-Dollar Settlement in Case Protecting Countless Workers From Retaliation”

Read More

New Mother Sexually Harassed at Mojave Desert Military Base

ACLU and Legal Aid at Work Sue on Behalf of Employee Who Asked for Lactation Room

BARSTOW – When Jennifer Atkinson returned to work at a military base in the Mojave Desert after parental leave, she asked for a private room to pump breastmilk. It’s her right under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which says employers have to provide a room for that purpose. But she didn’t get one for several … Continue reading “New Mother Sexually Harassed at Mojave Desert Military Base”

Read More

Santa Clara Unified School District to Resolve Title IX Concerns About Female Athletics

San Francisco, CA: Legal Aid at Work, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (Simpson Thacher) partnered with Santa Clara Unified School District to reach an agreement to resolve Title IX gender equality concerns affecting female athletes at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, CA. The agreement leads to significant changes that will continue to level … Continue reading “Santa Clara Unified School District to Resolve Title IX Concerns About Female Athletics”

Read More

Female Athletes at Campbell High School in Hawai’i file federal civil rights lawsuit claiming unequal treatment of girls’ athletic programs

Class action lawsuit aims to end discrimination based on sex, stop illegal retaliation by school

HONOLULU: Today, two female student-athletes attending James Campbell High School (“Campbell”) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (“DOE”) and the Oahu Interscholastic Association (“OIA”). The lawsuit is brought under Title IX, also known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, a federal law … Continue reading “Female Athletes at Campbell High School in Hawai’i file federal civil rights lawsuit claiming unequal treatment of girls’ athletic programs”

Read More

Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition Receives National Recognition, 6th Annual Awards Program Launched

San Francisco (August 29, 2018)— The National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW) presented a 2018 Achievement Award to the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and its partners in the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition, including the Department of Public Health and Legal Aid at Work. “I am thrilled to receive this prestigious … Continue reading “Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition Receives National Recognition, 6th Annual Awards Program Launched”

Read More

Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Baldwin Park Unified School District in Title IX Case

(Baldwin Park, CA) – Sierra Vista High School in the Baldwin Park Unified School District has agreed to important changes that will level the playing field by providing equal athletic opportunities, treatment and benefits for its female athletes. Title IX requires gender equity in education, including in athletics.  Although Title IX has been the law … Continue reading “Female Athletes Reach Agreement with Baldwin Park Unified School District in Title IX Case”

Read More

LAAW, Joined by Prominent Attorneys and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates, Seeks a Statewide Rule Barring Courthouse Immigration Arrests in California

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2018) —Legal Aid at Work, joined by former Presidents of the California State Bar, retired judges, dozens of civil and immigrants’ rights groups, law professors, and many others, has applied for a proposed statewide courthouse rule that would block immigration agents from arresting persons for civil immigration violations in California’s courtrooms. … Continue reading “LAAW, Joined by Prominent Attorneys and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates, Seeks a Statewide Rule Barring Courthouse Immigration Arrests in California”

Read More