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Women At Work

Help end rampant sexual harassment in STEM

July 19, 2019 | by

Did you know 58% of Americans working in academic research report being sexually harassed? Sexual harassment in academic settings is so pervasive that it’s now ranked second behind only the U.S....
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VIDEO: Owning Our Space

July 8, 2019 | by

Clients Terry Becker and Jasmine Deauville fought back against sexual harassment and discrimination they experienced at work, with free legal help from Equal Rights Advocates. Here are there stories,...
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Perspective: Enough with the Pay-Gap Victim Blaming

June 26, 2019 | by

A few recent articles about the wage gap really get it wrong, and Forbes has featured more than one. But I want to focus on the recent feature by Christy Rutherford and Janice Gassam, whose critique...
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Ban ‘no-rehire’ clauses: YES on AB 749!

June 20, 2019 | by

Retaliation against workers who report sexual harassment is supposed to be illegal. But a current loophole in California law allows employers to include “no-rehire clauses” in settlement agreements,...
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Landmark Sex Discrimination Settlement for ERA Gold Miner Client

June 13, 2019 | by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jess Eagle jeagle@equalrights.org, 415.575.2380 SAN FRANCISCO — Jennifer Reisch, Legal Director of Equal Rights Advocates, issued the following statement on the U.S...
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Stand with sexual harassment victims: YES on AB 9!

May 25, 2019 | by

Currently, sexual harassment and discrimination victims in California only have one year to file complaints — much less time than other civil claims, meaning our laws actively discriminate against...
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#MeToo Inspired Bill Wins CA Assembly Support

May 23, 2019 | by

AB 9 Corrects Statute of Limitations for Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Claims SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today approved important legislation that would give victims of... read more

ERA, Partners Stand with Janitors Saying ‘Ya Basta!’ to Sexual Harassment & Violence at Work

May 23, 2019 | by

Equal Rights Advocates, SEIU-USWW, and Futures Without Violence submit comments to guide sexual harassment training for CA janitorial workers On May 20, 2019, Equal Rights Advocates and Futures... read more

Every CA deserves Paid Family Leave: Support SB 135

May 22, 2019 | by

Here’s the ugly truth: Despite enacting the nation’s first Paid Family Leave program 15 years ago, only certain privileged Californians are able to access it.   The lack of job protection under...
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#StrongerCA Agenda: These bills are 🔥🔥

May 9, 2019 | by

The gender discrimination we experience at work doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and neither should our solutions. Sexual harassment, unequal pay, lack of affordable child care, retaliation after...
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