Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, California Statewide, Northern California, Southern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Community Outreach: Legal Rights Education, Discrimination, Employment, Workers Rights
Acronym or short name: LAS-ELC
Legal Aid at Work promotes the stability of low-income and disadvantaged workers and their families by addressing issues that affect their ability to achieve self-sufficiency.
Legal Aid at Work has four main strategies for delivering services: free clinics and helplines, free legal info, litigation and public advocacy. Several areas of their work include: leaves of absence and parenting while working, gender equity & LGBT rights, racial equity and affirmative action, wage protection, unemployment insurance appeals, discrimination based on disability, immigration, language, and national origin, and workers’ rights clinics.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story SF Gate
April 5, 2017
Legal Aid at Work and Disability Rights Advocates have filed a complaint against the Bay Area Rapid Transit, citing their multiple civil rights violations that hurt people with disabilities.
News Story East Bay Express (Oakland)
September 9, 2016
Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, Centro Legal De La Raza, and Asian American Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus unite to represent Bay Area kitchen staff against Burma Superstar.
Interview Michelle V. Rafter
The Orange County Register
August 19, 2015
Michelle V. Rafter interviews Sharon Terman, a senior staff attorney and director of the Work and Family Program at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, to answer some questions about common scenarios.
News Story Evan Sernoffsky
March 1, 2016
Victory for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.
News Story Halima Kazem
November 15, 2015
Civil legal aid advocates take on Silicon Valley to assert the rights of vulnerable immigrant domestic workers.
News Story Bob Egelko
San Francisco Chronicle
June 24, 2015
SF school district seeks approval of English language learner program against complaints of parents who say they are not being properly advised.
News Story Jane Meredith Adams
April 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education published new guidance targeted at school districts, emphasizing the need for equal access to services.
News Story Redlands Daily Facts
May 16, 2015
Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District was a landmark Title IX decision that recognized anti-retaliation protections and opened the door for Title IX in K-12 contexts.
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