New at LAS-ELC
Press ReleaseApril 16, 2014
(San Jose, CA. April 16, 2014) Today, LAS-ELC filed a class action lawsuit in Santa Clara Superior Court against Pier 1 Imports, Inc. alleging pregnancy discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Kimberly Erin Caselman, the named plaintiff in this case, alleges she was denied reasonable accommodations for her pregnancy and was placed on involuntary leave per pursuant to Pier 1’s policy.
New at LAS-ELCApril 15, 2014
A San Jose-based business has agreed to pay $100,000 to a former employee who was fired because of his vision impairment. The company will also implement new policies and training in order to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit.More
Press ReleaseApril 15, 2014
(San Jose, CA) A San Jose-based business has agreed to pay $100,000 to a former employee who was fired because of his vision impairment. The company will also implement new policies and training in order to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit.
New at LAS-ELCApril 8, 2014
When the Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1969, women made $0.59 to every dollar made by men. Over fifty years later, the disparity has only lessened slightly – today, women make $0.77 on the dollar. On this Equal Pay Day we call on Congress to close the wage gap by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and we hope you will join us.More
New at LAS-ELCApril 2, 2014
Today, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney Chris Ho appeared before the California Supreme Court and argued on behalf of the plaintiff in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co., a case that considers whether the workplace protections provided by California law apply to all employees -- and, in particular, those who are undocumented.More
Court Finds Sweetwater Union High School District Failed to Correct Title IX Violations – Contempt Finding Possible
Press ReleaseMarch 28, 2014
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 held in contempt.
New at LAS-ELCMarch 24, 2014
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. More
New at LAS-ELCMarch 18, 2014
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.More
New at LAS-ELCMarch 5, 2014
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. More