Legal Momentum Hails the Department of Justice’s New “Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence”

 

Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued groundbreaking Guidance to law enforcement, aimed at combating gender discrimination in how police address crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Blue Shield of California Protects 6,800 Employees with Workplace Domestic Violence Policy Adapted from Legal Momentum's "This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone" Model Policy

New York, NY— Blue Shield of California announced Friday that it has adapted Legal Momentum's "This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone" model policy and instituted a comprehensive workplace domestic violence policy to protect its 6,800 employees.

Blue Shield of California is a not-for-profit health plan with 4 million members and more than $13 billion in annual revenue. The Blue Shield Foundation is California's largest private funder of domestic violence services and prevention.

Legal Momentum Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case against Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

New Policies Will Benefit Many Women

New York, NY—For the second time in four months, Legal Momentum secured a positive settlement for a victim of pregnancy discrimination by a governmental entity, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (TBTA). Bridge and Tunnel Officer Lori Ann DiPalo was removed from her law enforcement position, just for being pregnant.

Women of Achievement Awards Dinner 2016 Announces Outstanding Honorees

NEW YORK, September 21, 2015 - - Legal Momentum’s 2016 Women of Achievement Awards Dinner will honor the indomitable spirit and prime accomplishments of six distinguished women business leaders. The annual fundraising event will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the Hotel InterContinental San Francisco. Women of Achievement is a respected San Francisco tradition where each year a group of amazing women who inspire, motivate, and succeed are celebrated and revered.

The roster of 2016 honorees includes:

NYC CHANGES PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATION POLICIES IN RESPONSE TO DISCRIMINATION CHARGE BROUGHT BY LEGAL MOMENTUM: New Policy Will Benefit Many Women

New York City workers no longer have to risk missing career opportunities because they are, or may become, pregnant. The City has agreed to accommodate pregnant workers in significant ways in response to a charge brought before the EEOC by Legal Momentum on behalf of New York City Police Officer Akema Thompson.

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