LEGAL MOMENTUM NEGOTIATES AN AGREEMENT TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF FEMALE SHEET METAL WORKERS

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New York, NY, October 28, 2014 – Ending a year-long battle over the rights of female sheet metal workers who reported being pushed out of their jobs due to their gender, the court yesterday approved the consent decree Legal Momentum had negotiated in collaboration with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with the women’s former employer, Vamco Sheet Metals, Inc.

Legal Momentum Applauds New SUNY Policy to Combat Sexual Assault on Campus

Legal Momentum applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that the State University of New York (SUNY) will put in place a comprehensive, uniform set of practices to combat sexual assault on SUNY campuses. The new policy requires affirmative consent for sexual activity, protects victims of sexual violence from punishment for underage drinking, and will create

LEGAL MOMENTUM FILES AN AMICUS BRIEF IN YOUNG V. UPS TO SUPPORT PREGNANT WORKERS’ RIGHT TO WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATIONS

New York, NY, September 10th, 2014 – This morning Legal Momentum filed an amicus curiae brief in Young v. UPS, the case that will require the Supreme Court to decide whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) requires employers to accommodate pregnant workers if such accommodations are already available to workers under other circumstances.

G. Elaine Wood Elected Chair of Legal Momentum Board of Directors; Laura A. Wilkinson Elected First Vice Chair

New York, NY June 25, 2014--At its quarterly meeting in New York City on June 19, 2014, the Board of Directors of Legal Momentum, the oldest non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls, elected board members G. Elaine Wood as its new Chair and Laura A. Wilkinson as its First Vice Chair, effective July 1st.

Brother’s Keeper’s Should Also Support Girls and Young Women of Color

While welcoming the Brother’s Keeper Initiative as a needed step in addressing unmet needs in at risk communities, Legal Momentum today sounded a cautionary note as well. “We’re concerned about the message it sends in not explicitly including girls and young women of color,” said Legal Momentum Government Affairs Vice-President, Lisalyn R. Jacobs. “The Initiative contemplates intervention in a number of key areas from impacting suspension rates to increasing the numbers of job- and apprenticeship-training programs.

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