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Female athletes gaining equity in Santa Paula

Press ReleaseFebruary 29, 2016

State data show that many schools and many park and recreation departments across California offer girls and boys unequal sports programs. Equity has been required by federal law since 1972.

Protect Our Defenders announces the two winners of first annual award: Both LAS-ELC attorneys

Press ReleaseJanuary 20, 2016

Today, Protect Our Defenders (POD), the only national human rights organization solely dedicated to ending the epidemic of harassment and sexual assault in the U.S.

LAS-ELC board gains three new members

Press ReleaseJanuary 7, 2016

Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is honored to announce that three prominent lawyers have joined its board of directors. Their varied talents and background will be enormously helpful to LAS-ELC as we celebrate 100 years of providing free legal services to low-income people and their families across California this year and into the future.

Christina and Mauro Castillo

National chain Safelite AutoGlass sued for race, disability discrimination

Press ReleaseDecember 9, 2015

An Alameda County married couple claim their employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and discriminated and retaliated against them. They filed two lawsuits today against Safelite AutoGlass, which has 550 stores nationwide, with help from Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. 

Governor signs law granting leave for child care emergencies

Press ReleaseOctober 12, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 579, authored by state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which extends job protections to parents who take leave for child care emergencies or for visits to evaluate or enroll their children in school or care. 

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LAS–ELC in the Media

Santa Paula High lauded for its Title IX response

Ventura County Star | February 3, 2016

Parental leave getting a big boost at S.F. City Hall

San Francisco Chronicle | January 12, 2016

New state laws address gender pay gap, child care, disability leave

San Francisco Chronicle | December 11, 2015

Ex-nanny's lawsuit against tech power couple highlights potential exploitation

The Guardian | November 15, 2015

Amazing Women: Attorney J. Cacilia Kim fights for low-income women and families

Press-Telegram (AP) | October 26, 2015

'Supergirl' Coming to TV, Let's Check Her Powers

Women's eNews | October 23, 2015

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