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LAS-ELC’s Julia Parish Joins Officials in Calling for Family Friendly Workplace Policies at DOL Regional Forum

New at LAS-ELCMay 27, 2014

At the U.S Department of Labor Regional Forum on Working Families in San Francisco, LAS-ELC attorney Julia Parish addressed the future of work family policy, touching upon the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, paid family leave and new workplace protections that come with SB 770.More

Plaintiffs Seek Court Approval of Settlement to Eliminate Bias against People with Disabilities in Law School Admissions

New at LAS-ELCMay 20, 2014

LAS-ELC today announced that it is seeking approval of a multimillion-dollar settlement that requires the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to offer the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – the high stakes entrance examination for law school – in a place and manner accessible to persons with disabilities, thereby ensuring that people with disabilities will not be discriminated against.   More

Plaintiffs Seek Court Approval of Settlement to Eliminate Bias against People with Disabilities in Law School Admissions

Press ReleaseMay 20, 2014

(San Francisco, CA.) The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) today announced that it is seeking approval of a multimillion-dollar settlement that requires the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to offer the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – the high stakes entrance examination for law school – in a place and manner accessible to persons with disabilities, thereby ensuring that people with disabilities will not be discriminated against.   

Healthy Mothers Workplace Award to Recognize Family-Friendly Businesses

Press ReleaseMay 12, 2014

(San Francisco, CA, May 8th, 2014) For the second year in a row, the Healthy Mothers Workplace Award will recognize San Francisco businesses that support work-family balance. In 2013, 18 local companies were honored for having family-friendly policies such as lactation accommodations, leaves of absence and flexible work arrangements. The Healthy Mothers Workplace Award is now accepting submissions for the 2014 award, giving employers in San Francisco the opportunity to showcase policies that support families while strengthening workplaces. 

Healthy Mothers Workplace Award to Recognize Family-Friendly Businesses

New at LAS-ELCMay 8, 2014

For the second year in a row, the Healthy Mothers Workplace Award will recognize San Francisco businesses that support work-family balance. In 2013, 18 local companies were honored for having family-friendly policies such as lactation accommodations, leaves of absence and flexible work arrangements. More

LAS-ELC Welcomes Diane Webb as Chief Program Officer

New at LAS-ELCApril 28, 2014

We are delighted to announce that Diane Webb has joined the LAS-ELC team as Chief Program Officer (CPO). Having begun her legal career at LAS-ELC in 1998 as a John A. Sutro Public Service Fellow, Diane returns to our organization from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where she was a litigation partner from 2006-2014.More

Bill McNeill Honored by NAACP and BASF

New at LAS-ELCApril 21, 2014

Bill McNeill, Director of LAS-ELC’s Racial Equality Program, was recently selected by the NAACP as a "2014 Unsung Hero of Black History" and by The Bar Association of San Francisco as an "Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service". The NAACP honored Bill for his lifelong dedication to ensuring that all people get fair employment treatment.More

LAS-ELC Files Class Action Suit Against Pier 1 for Pregnancy Discrimination

New at LAS-ELCApril 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.More

LAS-ELC Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Pier 1 Imports for Pregnancy Discrimination

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.

Riviera Consulting to Pay $100K to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

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

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