Press Releases

New Data Regarding Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave

On August 16, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data from the 2011 American Time Use Survey. Among the findings were that: 4 in 10 workers lack access to paid leave; and Low-wage workers, Latino workers, those with poorer health, and those whose jobs place them in direct contact with the public (such as retail … Continue reading “New Data Regarding Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave”

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Sweetwater Union High School District in Violation of Title IX

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s ruling that Sweetwater Union High School District is out of compliance with Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, which bars sex discrimination in education, including athletic programs. By affirming the lower court’s decision, the Ninth Circuit ensured that girls at Castle Park High … Continue reading “Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Sweetwater Union High School District in Violation of Title IX”

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Court Finds Sweetwater Union High School District Failed to Correct Title IX Violations – Contempt Finding Possible

U.S. District Court Judge M. James Lorenz found the Sweetwater Union High School District (“District”) failed to comply with a 2012 injunction ordering the District to bring the Castle Park High School athletic program into compliance with Title IX.  The court further ordered the District to explain to the court why it should not be … Continue reading “Court Finds Sweetwater Union High School District Failed to Correct Title IX Violations – Contempt Finding Possible”

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LAS-ELC Provides Free Legal Assistance to Workers in Hanford

Last week, LAS-ELC and students from the University of Southern California Law School travelled to Hanford, California as part of the Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic in order to provide free legal services to a variety of low-income residents and educate them about their rights. 

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Victory for Transgender Workers in California

Last week, in a case of first impression, Sacramento Superior Court Judge David Brown held that California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from requiring transgender workers to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their assigned birth sex.

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LAS-ELC Authors Amicus Brief on Employment Discrimination Case

In Harris v. City of Santa Monica, a decision issued at 10:00 today, February 7th, 2013, the California Supreme Court found that employers remain liable for employment decisions corrupted by discrimination even where the employer also has a non-discriminatory reason.  The Court rejected the employer groups’ position that employees should be forced to prove that … Continue reading “LAS-ELC Authors Amicus Brief on Employment Discrimination Case”

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LAS-ELC Educates Cancer Patients and Caregivers on Workplace Rights

As part of a broader effort to protect the workplace rights of low-income cancer patients and caregivers, LAS-ELC’s Sharon Terman and Carole Vigne provided a know-your-rights training last night at the Cancer Support Community in Walnut Creek.

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Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic Travels to Madera

This past Saturday, LAS-ELC, in partnership with OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project, provided free legal assistance to nearly 20 low-income workers in Madera, CA as part of the Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic.

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Workers File Suit Against Laundry Express For Wage and Hour Violations

Today LAS-ELC and Centro Legal de la Raza filed a lawsuit in California superior court against Laundry Express, an industrial laundry business headquartered in Hayward, California, that supplies area hotels, for violating minimum wage and overtime laws.

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