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Fair Play for Girls in Sports

Title IX Claim against Pasadena Unified School District Settles. Girls Now Have Real Options for Sports Participation

In June 2014, the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center - together with the California Women’s Law Center, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - settled a Title IX claim against Pasadena Unified School District after the District agreed to expand access to athletic opportunities for girls.

Leveling the Playing Field for Girls in High School Sports – Victory in San Diego

The skills gained from sports participation, including teamwork, leadership, and discipline, are crucial to women's success at work and in their personal lives. The benefits of participating in school sports go far beyond physical fitness.

Racial Equality

Thompson v. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc.

In 2001, the LAS–ELC, with local co-counsel, filed a class-action lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc.

National Origin / Immigration

Employment Laws Protect Live-In Domestic Workers

More than a million and a half domestic workers labor in U.S. households. Many have limited English skills and aren’t aware of employment laws designed to protect them.

LGBT Rights

Dragovich v. CalPERS

On May 24, 2012, a federal judge ruled in favor of a certified class of state workers and their spouses and registered domestic partners excluded from CalPERS-sponsored long-term care insurance, finding that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the equal protection guarantees of th