Why Some Doctor’s Offices Double as Legal Clinics


Pregnant women have rights, but enforcing them takes resources.
News Story (California)

Rebecca Gale
Slate
April 4, 2018
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Tags: Medical-Legal Partnerships

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid at Work (San Francisco), National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP)


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As more states like California provide pregnancy-discrimination protections and accommodations, employers are still catching up to the new regulations and learning how to implement such changes. For many pregnant women, navigating these rights can be difficult, with few readily available legal resources. And groups like California’s Legal Aid at Work, who do provide free legal assistance across the state to low-income workers whose rights aren’t being recognized, struggle to reach women, especially those most in need of legal support.