Federal and state law requires equal treatment, including adequate accommodations, for all pregnant and parenting students and employees in California, yet those who are pregnant and parenting are often discriminated against and unable to obtain the same education as their non-pregnant and parenting counterparts. Too often a school’s policies do not reflect the rights and protections required under the law. In 2020, following the success of our Los Angeles County Breastfeeding Report Card, CWLC took on the task of reviewing and improving the policies for pregnant and parenting students and employees at every K-12 school district in the state. This webinar will outline these important laws, review the results of our work, and discuss challenges we faced and solutions we have identified.



Amy Poyer, Senior Staff Attorney, California Women’s Law Center
Taylor Gumm, Legal Fellow, California Women’s Law Center

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The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) produces trainings designed for civil legal aid and pro bono attorneys throughout the state, bringing the experts directly to the advocates helping low-income Californians. Technology permitting, all trainings are recorded and archived for later on-demand viewing by advocates. This training is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.

Raising The Grade for Breastfeeding Access in CA Schools: A Primer on the Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students & Employees

February 25, 2021

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