Press Releases

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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A High-Wire Act: 9 Tips for New Moms on the Job

The Huffington Post
Kim Turner

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LAS-ELC, CWLC & Simpson Thacher Urge Santa Paula High School to Ensure it Provides Equal Sports Opportunities to Girls

The most recent data from the federal Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights’ website indicates that at Santa Paula High School fewer girls played sports than boys in relation to enrollment. 

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Bills Expanding Workplace Protections Clear CA Senate Labor Committee

Yesterday four California bills sponsored or co-sponsored by LAS-ELC passed out of the Senate Labor Committee. SB 406 would give more employees job protection while caring for a new child or a seriously ill family member, and its passage takes us one step closer to expanding access to California’s landmark Paid Family Leave program. 

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Ellen Pao’s Trial Stood for Many Earning Far Less

Women's enews
Elizabeth Kristen

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Willits v. City of Los Angeles Sidewalk Settlement Announced

An agreement to resolve the Willits v. City of Los Angeles case was reached today that will result in a more than $1 billion investment in city sidewalk repairs and other pedestrian improvements. The class action sought to ensure better access for persons with mobility disabilities to the city’s sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian crossings … Continue reading “Willits v. City of Los Angeles Sidewalk Settlement Announced”

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