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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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Immigration Reform Must Respect Rights of Workers and Non-English Speakers

Both President Obama and a bipartisan group of Senators unveiled plans for overhauling our nation’s immigration system this week, taking an important first step toward much needed comprehensive immigration reform.  We are encouraged that our leaders are considering a pathway to citizenship and that the President proposes recognizing the rights of same-sex families for immigration … Continue reading “Immigration Reform Must Respect Rights of Workers and Non-English Speakers”

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LAS-ELC Joins the “Justice Bus”

On January 26, 2013, staff attorney Mike Gaitley (far right in picture) journeyed to Watsonville, California as part of a “Justice Bus” legal clinic for low-wage workers.  The Justice Bus, a project of One Justice, brings law students to rural locations in California where access to legal services is often limited.

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