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July 24, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today filed a complaint on behalf of 18-year-old high school student Mikelia Seals against Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School (WWCHS) and the Wilkes County Schools (WCS) in Washington, Georgia for violating Title IX—the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. 

July 22, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) Today, members of the House and Senate will introduce the Schedules That Work Act, groundbreaking legislation that would give workers a say in their schedules and curb the most abusive scheduling practices that make it hard for many workers to cobble together enough hours to support their families or plan their lives.  The bill would require employers to put a simple system in place for all employees to make scheduling requests, which employers would have to respond to within a reasonable time frame. And it would require employers to accommodate requests for schedule changes due to caregiving responsibilities, being in school, an employee’s serious health condition, and a part-time employee’s need for a second job unless there is a legitimate business reason not to do so.

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A coach in Birmingham, Alabama, Roderick Jackson was not afraid to speak his mind. When he witnessed the inferior practice and game conditions provided for his girls’ high school basketball team, compared to those provided for the boys, he complained to school administrators, calling it as he saw it: unfair sex discrimination.

I worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for close to two decades. I was paid less than my male co-workers the entire time—even though I was doing the same work they were and doing it well. Near the end of my time there, I received an anonymous note alerting me to the discrimination, and I decided to fight for justice, with the help of the National Women's Law Center and its allies.

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Rep. Paul Ryan’s new plan [PDF] to fight poverty is out, and I’ll give him this: He’s staying the course. Not a course that works, mind you, but Ryan’s proposal sticks with a predictable path of – wait for it – block grants with little federal regulation, no new funding, elimination of some critical programs, and complaints that safety net programs discourage low-income families from working. A new era? More like a blast from the past.

Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed a complaint against Georgia’s Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School (WWCHS) and Wilkes County Schools for violating Title IX, the federal civil rights law that protects students from sex discrimination, including pregnancy discrimination. The complaint alleges that WWCHS is violating Title IX in a number of ways, such as excluding pregnant students from receiving homebound instruction services made available to students with other medical conditions, and refusing to excuse pregnancy-related absences.

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