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LAS-ELC, CWLC & Simpson Thacher Urge Santa Paula High School to Ensure it Provides Equal Sports Opportunities to Girls

New at LAS-ELCMay 7, 2015

The most recent data from the federal Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights’ website indicates that at Santa Paula High School fewer girls played sports than boys in relation to enrollment.  More

Bills Expanding Workplace Protections Clear CA Senate Labor Committee

New at LAS-ELCApril 23, 2015

Yesterday four California bills sponsored or co-sponsored by LAS-ELC passed out of the Senate Labor Committee. SB 406 would give more employees job protection while caring for a new child or a seriously ill family member, and its passage takes us one step closer to expanding access to California’s landmark Paid Family Leave program. More

Willits v. City of Los Angeles Sidewalk Settlement Announced

Press ReleaseApril 1, 2015

An agreement to resolve the Willits v. City of Los Angeles case was reached today that will result in a more than $1 billion investment in city sidewalk repairs and other pedestrian improvements.

The class action sought to ensure better access for persons with mobility disabilities to the city’s sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian crossings and other walkways.

Willits v. City of Los Angeles Sidewalk Settlement Announced

New at LAS-ELCApril 1, 2015

An agreement to resolve the Willits v. City of Los Angeles case was reached today that will result in a more than $1 billion investment in city sidewalk repairs and other pedestrian improvements.More

Elizabeth Kristen & Cacilia Kim Named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year

New at LAS-ELCFebruary 18, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Kristen, LAS-ELC Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Gender & LGBT Rights Program, and Cacilia Kim, LAS-ELC Special Counsel, have been named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year by California Lawyer magazine for their victory in Ollier v. Sweetwater, a landmark Title IX case.More

Class Action Filed against Burlington Coat Factory Alleging Company Intimidates Employees to Pay for Common On-the-job Mistakes

New at LAS-ELCFebruary 5, 2015

LAS-ELC and Chavez & Gertler LLP filed a class action lawsuit today on behalf of current and former employees of Burlington Coat Factory in the California Superior Court for the County of San Mateo. The complaint alleges that Burlington has a policy and practice of intimidating employees into paying the company for common on-the-job mistakes, which the law prohibits.  More

Former Burlington Coat Factory Employee Files Class Action against Burlington Alleging Company Intimidates Employees to Pay for Common On-the-job Mistakes

Press ReleaseFebruary 5, 2015

Today, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and Chavez & Gertler LLP filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former employees of Burlington Coat Factory in the California Superior Court for the County of San Mateo.  The complaint alleges that Burlington has a policy and practice of intimidating employees into paying the company for common on-the-job mistakes, which the law prohibits.  

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