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It’s the System, Stupid: Why Weinstein Isn’t Just About Weinstein

October 27, 2017 | by

This post originally appeared on Executive Director Noreen Farrell’s Medium account. There’s more to this story than just one bad actor. Don’t get me wrong. Harvey Weinstein has revealed himself...
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Jennifer Reisch Joins Task Force on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

May 19, 2016 | by

Last week, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced the formation of a Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. The group will examine...
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The University of California’s Sexual Assault Crisis

April 30, 2016 | by

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is coming to a close, but the fight to end sexual harassment and assault in schools and workplaces is far from over. At ERA, we know from decades of experience...
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Historic Win for the Women of BAE Systems

March 14, 2016 | by

At Equal Rights Advocates, our clients are everything. We have had the honor and privilege of representing Janet Aviles, Stephanie Jackson, Jamieka Brown, and Kel Sharpe for the past three years in a...
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ERA and Maria Bojorquez Reach Settlement with ABM Industries

December 11, 2015 | by

SAN FRANCISCO – After a 10-year legal battle, San Francisco civil rights nonprofit Equal Rights Advocates and client Maria Bojorquez have reached a settlement of her longstanding lawsuit against... read more

A 10 Year Battle Against Rape in the Workplace

December 9, 2015 | by

There are some moments that are too horrifying to forget. For Maria Bojorquez, one such moment happened on October 4, 2004, when she was brutally raped by her supervisor as she worked alone on the...
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Students Fighting Back Against Campus Sexual Harassment

November 17, 2015 | by

The critically acclaimed and eye-opening documentary on campus sexual assault, The Hunting Ground, will premiere on CNN on Sunday, November 22. As the filmmakers seek to increase public awareness of...
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Wins and Losses in the Fight Against Campus Sexual Harassment

September 30, 2015 | by

Progress in California On the heels of our release of a troubling report about gender-based harassment and violence at California schools (Ending Harassment Now: Keeping Our Kids Safe At School), a...
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Clients and Defense Contractor Agree to Settlement of Sex Discrimination Class Action

September 1, 2015 | by

Plaintiffs in a sex discrimination class action suit against BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair have filed a motion with the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia seeking preliminary...
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Charges Filed Against Darden Restaurants In New Case

August 17, 2015 | by

Equal Rights Advocates filed charges of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Darden Restaurants, Inc. on behalf of two female restaurant workers who allege...
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