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What Happened When a Student Told Her Campus Health Center She Was Sexually Assaulted

August 18, 2014

Neena Chaudhry, senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center, points to the problem here: that the student didn't know that by talking to the doctor about the alleged assault, she had "reported" to the university.

The Huffington Post

Still Exempt From Title IX

August 12, 2014

But now, nearly 35 years after the graduation of the service academies’ first female students, there are many women who need Title IX's protections, said Neena Chaudhry, senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center. “The exemption is built into the statute, but you should have to show that you still need that,” Chaudhry said.

Inside Higher Ed

State Lawmakers Mulling Hobby Lobby Response

August 7, 2014

“The fact that it is so imbalanced may be a reflection of the decades of harassment,” National Women’s Law Center Lara Kaufmann said. Kaufmann is an expert on education policy. “It’s not that male-dominant environments are inherently unwelcoming to women, or that women can’t succeed in those environments,” Kaufmann said.

WOSU (NPR)

Pregnant Worker: This Is How Walmart Treated Me

August 4, 2014

On Thursday, she and A Better Balance, the National Women’s Law Center, and Mehri & Skalet, PLLC sent a letter to Walmart alleging that its policy is still out of compliance with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and requesting that it reinstate Riggins after she is recovered from childbirth, compensate her for the lost wages after she was fired, and “clarify and effectively implem

ThinkProgress

Walmart Fires Worker for Being Pregnant

August 4, 2014

Critics said that the new policy still wasn't good enough, arguing that it was too vaguely-worded — as Emily Martin from the National Women's Law Center pointed out, the word 'disability' "invites a lot of frankly ridiculous conversations about whether the medical accommodation you received is based on the pregnancy itself, or illnesses associated with the pregnancy."… On Thursday, A Better Bal

Jezebel

Women in Low Wage Jobs; Black Men and Families

August 3, 2014

Women account for nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers, as well as nearly three-quarters of the workers in tipped occupations, according to the National Women’s Law Center.

The New York Times

Florida Women Make 83 Cents for Every Dollar a Man Makes, Crist Says

August 2, 2014

The National Women’s Law Center says almost 66 percent of Florida women make $10.10 an hour or less, and that while men only need a high school degree to move out of low-wage earning status, women usually require at least a bachelor’s degree.

Miami Herald

Timing is Right for Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Hike

July 31, 2014

A report released Wednesday by the National Women’s Law Center points out that in Minnesota, 68 percent of workers paid less than $10.10 an hour are female, even though women comprise just 48 percent of the state’s total workforce…It stands to reason that the National Women’s Law Center’s leading policy recommendation in its new report is a federal minimum wage increase.

Minneapolis Star Tribune