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September 17, 2020

NWLC Applauds Bipartisan House Vote Supporting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in a bipartisan 329-73 vote—with103 Republicans voting in support of the bill.This legislation would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for those

September 16, 2020

NWLC Demands Justice for Women at Irwin County Detention Center

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “It is horrifying that ICE is violating and terrorizing people’s bodies within a system that already devalues

September 15, 2020

Nearly 10 Million Women Left Uninsured in 2019; Being a Woman Still Raised the Odds of Being Poor in America; and the Wage Gap for Black Women and Latinas Closed by One Penny

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on health insurance, poverty, and income from 2019. Nearly ten million women were left without health coverage last year, putting them at increased health and financial

September 8, 2020

Leading LGBTQ Rights Orgs Call on DOJ to Enforce SCOTUS’ Bostock Decision

Leading national advocacy organizations dedicated to achieving LGBTQ equality and ending sex discrimination sent a letter to the Department of Justice in regards to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the consolidated cases Bostock v. Clayton County

September 3, 2020

NWLC Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against California Manufacturing Company that Failed to Stop Harassment and Abuse by Supervisors

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with co-counsel Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of the State of California, San Diego County, against cable manufacturing company

August 20, 2020

NEW GUIDE PUSHES LEADERS TO STOP CRIMINALIZING AND EXCLUDING BLACK, LATINA, AND NATIVE GIRLS IN SCHOOLS

With systemic changes, educational leaders at the school, district, and state levels can take real steps to eliminate deep racial and gender disparities in school discipline, according to a new guide by The Education Trust and

August 14, 2020

NWLC Responds to Title IX Sexual Harassment Rule Going Into Effect

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Betsy DeVos’ rules go into effect today but our fights in the courts continue. We are

August 13, 2020

Wage Gap Deepens the Economic Insecurity of Black Women Workers on Front Lines of the Pandemic, New NWLC Analysis Reveals

(Washington, D.C.) The gender wage gap exacerbates the economic insecurity of Black women front-line workers who are confronting the double whammy of a devastating pandemic and a cratering economy, new analysis by the National Women’s Law

August 11, 2020

NWLC Reacts to McDonald’s Filing Lawsuit Against its Former CEO, Steve Easterbrook, for Conducting Sexual Relationships with Employees

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Under McDonald’s former CEO Steve Easterbrook’s leadership, McDonald’s maintained an abysmal track record of ignoring the pleas of

August 5, 2020

Survey: Two-thirds of Michigan women of color harmed economically by COVID, majority still oppose full reopening

(Detroit, Michigan) Two thirds of women of color in Michigan have either lost their jobs or faced reduced work hours because of COVID-19. And of those who are working on the front lines as essential workers

August 4, 2020

EEOC’s Decision to Resume Issuing Right to Sue Notices Is a Serious Blow to Civil Rights Enforcement

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) announced it is resuming issuing “right to sue” notices by mail. Once a person receives a right to sue notice, they have only 90 days to file

July 29, 2020

House Passes Vital Support for Child Care Providers, Workers, and Families 

(Washington, D.C.) The House of Representatives today passed two historic measures to stabilize the nation’s child care industry as it faces mass layoffs, closures, and health risks in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The Child