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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.  

Leveling the Playing Field, Without Fear

PublicationFebruary 4, 2015

LAS-ELC Files Suit against Morton’s Restaurant Group Alleging Disability Discrimination

New at LAS-ELCFebruary 4, 2015

LAS-ELC today filed a lawsuit on behalf of plaintiff Richard Pelz against national restaurant company Landry’s, Inc. and its subsidiaries Morton’s The Steakhouse and Morton’s San Francisco asserting claims for disability-based discrimination, failure to reasonably accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, retaliation and unlawful business practices. The complaint alleges that Landry’s and Morton’s unlawfully terminated Mr. Pelz plaintiff during his doctor-mandated leave after he suffered a traumatic brain injury.  More

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center Files Suit against Morton’s Restaurant Group Alleging Disability Discrimination

Press ReleaseFebruary 4, 2015

Today, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) filed a lawsuit on behalf of plaintiff Richard Pelz against national restaurant company Landry’s, Inc. and its subsidiaries Morton’s The Steakhouse and Morton’s San Francisco asserting claims for disability-based discrimination, failure to reasonably accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, retaliation and unlawful business practices. The complaint alleges that Landry’s and Morton’s unlawfully terminated Mr.

Mobile Workers' Rights Clinic Provides Legal Assistance in Santa Rosa

New at LAS-ELCJanuary 26, 2015

This past Saturday, LAS-ELC, in partnership with OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project and Legal Aid of Sonoma County, provided free legal assistance to ten low-income workers in Santa Rosa, CA as part of the Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic.More

New CA Employment Laws Increase Protections for Workers

New at LAS-ELCJanuary 14, 2015

2015 is a big year for California workers, with over 30 new employment-related laws going into effect. Many of those laws will have a positive impact on the low-wage workers we serve, providing – among other things - paid sick leave, driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and protections for unpaid interns and volunteers.More

LAS-ELC Assists Veterans in L.A. at Largest Ever “Stand Down”

New at LAS-ELCDecember 22, 2014

This weekend LAS-ELC provided employment legal services at the Los Angeles Stand Down for Military Veterans and their families, the largest "Stand Down" for homeless and hard-luck military veterans to ever take place in the country.More

Mayor Lee Signs Equal Pay Ordinance, Advancing Gender Equity in San Francisco

Press ReleaseDecember 22, 2014

For Immediate Release          
December 22, 2014

Contact: 
Cynthia Foster, Equal Rights Advocates, cfoster [at] equalrights.org
Sara Feldman, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, sfeldman [at] las-elc.org, 415-593-0071

Mayor Lee Signs Equal Pay Ordinance, Advancing Gender Equity in San Francisco

New at LAS-ELCDecember 22, 2014

In a significant step forward for gender equity in San Francisco, on Friday Mayor Edwin Lee signed into law a local ordinance that requires companies that contract to do business with the city track and share data on pay equity. More

Did You Work at Pier 1 in California While Pregnant?

New at LAS-ELCDecember 19, 2014

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center is representing Kimberly Erin Caselman, in a class action alleging Ms. Caselman was forced onto unpaid leave after requesting pregnancy accommodations at her job at Pier 1 Imports.   More

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