Author Archives: womenslawproject

About womenslawproject

The Women's Law Project creates a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

What Young v. UPS Means for Pregnancy Discrimination in PA

The Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion yesterday in the landmark pregnancy discrimination case Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service. At issue is whether or not the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978. In … Continue reading

Posted in Pregnancy, pregnancy discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination Act | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

WLP Case Highlight: Schanne v. Addis

by Tara Murtha, WLP Staff If a person discloses to a teacher that another teacher started a romantic relationship with her years earlier while she was his student, and that disclosure leads to a termination hearing at the school — … Continue reading

Posted in PA Supreme Court, Title IX | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tune in now to hear Carol Tracy Discuss Campus Sexual Assault & the New Policy at University of Pennsylvania

At 10AM on Tuesday, March 10, Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy will discuss the enormous problem of campus sexual assault on WHYY Radio Times. Specifically, Tracy will discuss and debate University of Pennsylvania’s new policy to adjudicate … Continue reading

Posted in Rape | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Judge Upholds Pittsburgh Buffer Zone in First Federal Ruling Since McCullen

A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of a 15-foot buffer zone ordinance that protects health care facilities in Pittsburgh. The decision is the first federal ruling on the constitutionality of a clinic buffer zone since McCullen v. Coakley, the … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion Access, Health Care, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Violence Against Women, Women's health | 1 Comment

Tonight! Philadelphia Premiere of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a new full-length feature documentary that explores the early era of the U.S. feminist movement, premieres in Philadelphia tonight. Following the 7pm screening at the Ritz Bourse, Access Matters President Melissa Weiler Gerber will … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Gender Discrimination, Pennsylvania, People of Color, Philadelphia, Rape, Sexual Assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual orientation, Women's health, women's rights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

King v. Burwell: What’s at stake for women in PA?

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff   Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the latest attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act. King v. Burwell is a lawsuit brought by Virginia residents … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

WLP Attorneys: Penn Professors Are Wrong

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy, Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson and Staff Attorney Amal Bass, lawyers with extensive experience working with Title IX, the civil law that prohibits discrimination in educational institutions … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Rape, Title IX | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments