Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program Is 2014 Celebrating Solutions Award Winner

Legal Momentum is pleased to announce that the Mary Byron Project has awarded Legal Momentum’s National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) its 2014 Celebrating Solutions Award. This award recognizes innovative programs that can serve as national models in their approach to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

Penny M. Venetis Appointed Executive Vice President and Legal Director of Legal Momentum—National Legal Group Dedicated to Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls

Penny M. Venetis, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise Scholar at Rutgers University, will join Legal Momentum as Executive Vice President and Legal Director, effective January, 2015. Legal Momentum is a leading national legal organization that advances the rights of women and girls through effective policy advocacy, judicial education, and impact litigation.

LEGAL MOMENTUM URGES SUPREME COURT TO CONFIRM PREGNANT WORKERS’ RIGHT TO WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATIONS IN YOUNG V. UPS

New York, NY, December 3, 2014—Today the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of Young v. UPS, and will decide whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires employers to accommodate pregnant workers when such accommodations are already available to workers under other circumstances. Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, has filed an amicus curiae brief in the case, continuing its longstanding advocacy for pregnant workers and women in non-traditional occupations.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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