When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

June 24, 2018 | Laura Brown | New York Times (NYT)
The observation that many women “never file complaints because they can’t afford an attorney, don’t recognize that what happened to them is illegal or fear retaliation” is especially true of mothers in low-wage jobs. And for them, losing a job is much more than a setback.
Tags: Employment | Pregnancy | Workers Rights

After ‘Me Too,’ women want justice. Lawyers have bad news for them.

News Story (NATIONAL)

After ‘Me Too,’ women want justice. Lawyers have bad news for them.

February 4, 2018 | Jessica Contrera | Washington Post
Despite the torrent of attention being paid to sexual harassment and discrimination, the legal system in place to respond to related claims has not changed. Many have been inspired to seek legal action only to learn that it’s probably too late to file a lawsuit.
Tags: Employment | Sexual Harassment | Workers Rights

Legal Aid at Work (San Francisco)

Provider (California)

Legal Aid at Work (San Francisco)

Legal services provider to low-income people. Our services include individualized advice and counsel; information and other resources that we offer online and in person; and representation in court and in administrative hearings.
Tags: Employment, Workers Rights

New Haven rally lauds judge’s order to pay $170,000 to former Gourmet Heaven workers

News Story (Connecticut)

New Haven rally lauds judge’s order to pay $170,000 to former Gourmet Heaven workers

December 1, 2016 | Esteban L. Hernandez | New Haven Register
Advocates Thursday rallied downtown in support of a federal judge’s decision to award more than $170,000 in damages to six immigrant workers following a lawsuit that claimed they worked for as little as $3 an hour.
Tags: Employment | Workers Rights

Workplace discrimination against pregnant women continues

Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Workplace discrimination against pregnant women continues

October 3, 2016 | Laura Brown | Hill, The
Policy changes, like the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act are important, but aren’t enough. Another necessary part of the solution is ensuring women have access to the legal help they need to defend their rights. For low-income pregnant women who can’t afford a lawyer, the availability of civil legal aid is critical.
Tags: Employment | Workers Rights