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National Partnership Letter to Senate Opposing Nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


National Partnership Letter to Congress Opposing Nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

As an organization that is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and promoting reproductive health and rights, access to quality affordable health care and fairness in the workplace, the National Partnership for Women & Families writes to express strong opposition to the nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


National Partnership Letter to Congress Opposing Nomination of Don R. Willett to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

As an organization that is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women, promoting reproductive health and rights, access to quality affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family, the National Partnership for Women & Families writes to express strong opposition to the nomination of Don R. Willett to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Standing Up for Women and Families in 2017

In 2017, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress and the administration to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


Women's Community Letter to Congress on Judge Neil Gorsuch


The Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court: A Threat to Women, Workers and All Those Who Fact Discrimination

Judge Gorsuch's elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court would be devastating for all who care about women's health and rights and about stopping discrimination.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2016

In 2016, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2014

In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


Sherfel v. Newson Issue Brief

Wisconsin workers should be able to exercise their rights to paid leave under the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act. But does the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act nullify a provision of Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act that permits workers to substitute employer-provided paid leave for unpaid leave?


Amicus Brief for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Maria Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc.

The following amici submit this brief, with the consent of the parties, in support of Plaintiff-Appellant’s argument that an employee triggers the entitlement to job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by notifying the employer of the need for time off to care for a family member with a serious medical condition.


Amicus Brief for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

Appellant Peggy Young, a driver for United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) delivering packages sent by air, asked her employer for a “light duty” assignment after her doctor recommended that she not lift more than twenty pounds while pregnant.


Amicus Brief: Daniel Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals


Amicus Brief: Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC


Bios: Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

Daniel A. Coleman was born February 18th, 1952, in Baltimore, Maryland. The second youngest of eight children, he was the first male in his family to graduate from college. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he studied political science, history and business. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1974, Coleman knew he wanted to advance his education and pursue the business side of the law...


Q&A: Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

How does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) work? What coverage do state employees have?


Amicus Brief for the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C.: Mary Kate Breeden v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

No one should have to choose between family needs and employment. Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601-2654 (2006) (“FMLA”) in 1993 to ensure that workers could take unpaid leave to care for a new child or seriously ill family member (or to seek medical treatment themselves) without losing their jobs or suffering other adverse employment consequences.


Amicus Brief: Walmart v. Betty Dukes

On Writ of Certiorari To the United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit ________ BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE U.S. WOMEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES, AND CALIFORNIA WOMEN LAWYERS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS


Justice Matters: Senate Should Confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Women and their families are deeply affected by Supreme Court decisions, which shape many aspects of our lives. These rulings can protect or deny our right to privacy and reproductive choice.


Amicus Brief for the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: Ingrid Reeves v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

A 2009 friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama improperly concluded that Reeves did not present evidence of gender-based workplace harassment, and urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit not to make the same mistake.


Amicus Brief for the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals: Mary Lou Mikula v. Allegheny County of Pennsylvania


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