EEOC Finds Bridge And Tunnel Authority Action Towards Pregnant Employees Violates Federal Discrimination Law

New York, NY - The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has issued an important Determination regarding sex and pregnancy discrimination by finding that the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority ("TBTA") wrongfully reassigned Officer Lori Ann DiPalo to low-status duties rather than allowing her to return to her regular job after she informed them she was pregnant. Ms. DiPalo is represented by Legal Momentum, the women's legal defense and education fund.

Legal Momentum Launches Single Parent Policy Advocacy Network (SPPAN)

March 28, 2012 - Legal Momentum is pleased to announce the launch of the “Single Parent Policy Advocacy Network” (SPPAN). By joining SPPAN, you will receive information intended to educate and advocate for public policies that can improve the economic security of single parents and their children. We invite and encourage single parents and their allies to join the SPPAN electronic mailing list. To do so, please send a blank email to sppan-subscribe@lists.legalmomentum.org

Legal Momentum Hails New Legislation Giving Common Sense Protections For Pregnant Workers

May 8, 2012 – Legal Momentum has announced its enthusiastic support for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) being introduced by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and other House representatives on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. The bill requires employers to accommodate the demands of pregnancy unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship. While some employers already engage in such consideration for pregnant employees, this bill ensures no woman is unnecessarily denied a paycheck during a time in her and her family’s life when economic security is paramount. Legal Momentum will be participating in today’s Washington, D.C. press conference announcing the bill.

Legal Momentum's Letter To House Leaders Opposing HR 4970

Dear Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, Minority Leader Pelosi & Minority Whip Hoyer: I write to express Legal Momentum’s continuing opposition to H.R. 4970, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill introduced by Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL). Legal Momentum is the nation’s oldest women’s and girl’s legal advocacy organization, and has had the privilege of working on VAWA with both the House and Senate in a bi-partisan way for nearly 20 years.

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