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LAS-ELC Sponsors Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave to Cover Additional Family Members

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LAS-ELC, Partnership, and CALCASA Co-Sponsor Bill to Protect Employment Rights of Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

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Coalition Petitions California Supreme Court to Review Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination Case

In an amicus letter filed on February 13, 2013, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, Legal Momentum, and National Women’s Law Center argue that the Court of Appeal’s ruling in Veronese v. Lucasfilm Ltd. misinterprets established law to the detriment of women working during pregnancy.  The letter to the California Supreme Court emphasizes … Continue reading “Coalition Petitions California Supreme Court to Review Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination Case”

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Coalition of Women’s Rights Organizations Petitions California Supreme Court to Review Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination Case

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Legal Aid Files Class Action Against Marriott for Disability Discrimination

Today, February 6th, 2013, Legal Aid and TRE Legal filed a federal class action against the Marriott hotel chain. That complaint alleges that Marriott discriminates against blind and disabled employees by requiring its managers to use inaccessible computer software and rejecting accessible alternatives. The lawsuit seeks to dismantle unnecessary barriers to workers with disabilities that … Continue reading “Legal Aid Files Class Action Against Marriott for Disability Discrimination”

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Lawsuit Claims Marriott Discriminates Against Blind Employees

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Time to Update California Family Medical Leave Laws

Daily Journal
Sharon Terman

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20 Years of FMLA: Sharon Terman Publishes Op-ed on Family Leave

Today, February 5th, 2013, marks 20 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The FMLA was enacted to provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year to recover from a serious health condition, care for a seriously ill family member, or bond with a … Continue reading “20 Years of FMLA: Sharon Terman Publishes Op-ed on Family Leave”

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Viewpoint: Title IX Is Leaving Girls Behind

The Recorder
Kim Turner

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