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Unequal Play

Los Angeles Lawyer
Elizabeth Kristen & Cacilia Kim

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Female Athletes and School District Settle Title IX Case After Ninth Circuit Ruling

The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and Sweetwater Union High School District have reached agreement to resolve issues in the class action lawsuit, Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District, et al., which addressed Title IX discrimination and retaliation issues at Castle … Continue reading “Female Athletes and School District Settle Title IX Case After Ninth Circuit Ruling”

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Bills Expanding the Rights of Working Families Advance in Legislature

This week, three significant Work & Family bills advanced in the California Legislature. SB 406 (Jackson), which expands job-protected bonding and caregiving leave to those working for employers with at least 25 employees and to employees needing to care for seriously ill adult children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and parents-in-law, passed the Senate today. 

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

With the aim of ensuring that pregnant workers are able to keep their jobs and perform them safely, the U.S. Congress today reintroduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).  The bill, which has broad support, would require employers to make reasonable job modifications for pregnant women, such as providing a stool or help with heavy lifting.

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Mike Gaitley Receives UC Irvine School of Law’s 2015 Community Pro Bono Advocate Award

We’re excited to announce that Mike Gaitley, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Community Legal Services Program, is a recipient of UC Irvine School of Law’s 2015 Community Pro Bono Advocate Award. 

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Workers’ Compensation Clinic

On June 12, the Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic will host a free Workers’ Compensation clinic. Volunteer Workers’ Comp attorneys from Worksafe will provide counseling on Workers’ Comp issues. Spanish-speaking attorneys will be available. Workers’ Compensation clinic Tuesday, June 12; appointments beginning at 6:30 pm Ed Roberts Campus adjacent to the Ashby BART Station 3075 … Continue reading “Workers’ Compensation Clinic”

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CAIR-SFBA and LAS-ELC Welcome Supreme Court Ruling in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this morning welcomed what they called a historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of a Muslim woman who sued Abercrombie & Fitch after she was denied a job because she wore … Continue reading “CAIR-SFBA and LAS-ELC Welcome Supreme Court Ruling in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.”

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Amelia Alvarez Named Second Sanford Heisler Kimpel Public Interest Diversity Fellow

LAS-ELC, Sanford Heisler Kimpel LLP and the California-based Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion and Resources (FAIR) are thrilled to announce the selection of Amelia Alvarez as the second Sanford Heisler Kimpel Public Interest Diversity Fellow.

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Keep Families Together: Ban the Box on Housing

LA Progressive
Marsha Chien and Irona Lofton

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