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NWLC Files Title IX Complaint Against Georgia High School for Discriminating Against a Pregnant Student

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. 

NWLC Applauds New Legislation to Give Workers a Say in When They Work and Curb Unpredictable Work Schedules That Hurt Workers and Their Families

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.

NWLC Applauds Bill that Ensures Women Access to Birth Control at Pharmacies

July 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) Today, Senator Cory Booker and Rep. Carolyn Maloney reintroduced the Access to Birth Control Act, which improves women’s access to contraceptives at their local pharmacies. Some pharmacists across the country have refused to fill birth control prescriptions.

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US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Ruling: Supporters and Detractors React

July 21, 2014

“These and other closely held companies will now have a license to harm their female employees in the name of the companies religion and ignore the religious, the moral and the practical considerations of the women themselves,” said Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center.

The Guardian

U.S. Justices Uphold Firms' Religious Objections to Contraception

July 21, 2014

"Bosses should stick to what they know best - the board room and the bottom line - and stay out of the bedroom and doctors' offices," said Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center.

Reuters

A Push to Give Steadier Shifts to Part-Timers

July 15, 2014

A national campaign — the Fair Workweek Initiative — is pushing for legislation to restrict these practices in places including Milwaukee, New York and Santa Clara, Calif. The effort includes the National Women’s Law Center, the United Food and Commercial Workers union and the Retail Action Project, a New York workers’ group.

The New York Times

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