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Legislative Updates

October 6, 2015 - Governor Brown vetoes AB 305 (Gonzalez)

September 10, 2015 - Gonzalez Bill eliminating Workers' Compensation gender bias against Women Sent to Governor

May 11, 2015 - AB 305 (Gonzalez) passed the Assembly with a 59-18 vote. Bill now moves to the Senate.

May 6, 2015 - AB 305 (Gonzalez) passed the Assembly Insurance Committee today on a party line 9-4 vote. 


 

News Conference

March 4, 2015

 


News Releases
Bill Targets Workers' Compensation Insurance Gender Bias FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus, at a news conference with Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego), today announced legislation to help eliminate bias against women in workers’ compensation insurance.


News Coverage

Gonzalez Bill Eliminating Workers' Compensation Gender Bias Against Women Sent to Governor, Press Release from the office of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Published September 10, 2015 

Lorena Gonzalez Leads Party Into Workers’ Comp Fight, By John Hrabe, Published May 21, 2015 By: Fox & Hounds

Gender Bias Bill Advances, By: Julius Young, Published May 7, 2015 By: WorkersCompZone

Who's Got Big Balls? By: David DePaolo, Published May 7, 2015 By WorkCompCentral

Gonzalez Bill Eliminating Gender Bias Against Women In Workers’ Compensation System Advances to Full Assembly, Press Release from the office of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Published May 6, 2015 

President Cobb Speaks to Support Bill to End Gender Bias in Workers Compensation, By: Teamsters Local 2015, Published on April 5, 2015

Workers' Compensation Law - Gender Bias in the Workplace, Host: Chuck Finney, Guests: CAAA E-Board Members Christel Schoenfelder Esq. and Jason Marcus, Esq., Produced March 25, 2015 By: KALW Local Public Radio   

New CA Legislation Aim to Eliminate Gender Bias in Benefits System, By: Michael Carver, Published March 18, 2015 By: Labor Law Office

Progress for Women in the Workplace: Bill Introduced to Eliminate Gender Bias in Workers’ Compensation, By: Emery Reddy Published March 17, 2015

Bill seeks to remove gender bias from workers' comp claims, By: Allen Young, Published March 5, 2015 By: Sacramento Business Journal

Bill aims to stop gender bias in workers' compensation claims, Published March 5, 2015 By: Lodi News-Sentinel

Gender Bias and AB 305, By: Julius Young, Published March 5, 2015 By: WorkersCompZone

Proposed law targets gender based apportionment, By EmploymentLawAcademy.com Published March 4, 2015 WorkersCompensation.com

Gender bias rampant in workers' comp cases, women's groups charge, By: Melody Gutierrez, Published March 4, 2015 By: San Francisco Chronicle & SFGATE

Bill takes aim at gender bias in workers' comp, By: Chris Nichols, Published March 4, 2015 By: U-T San Diego

Assemblywoman Gonzalez Authors Legislation to Eliminate Gender Bias Against Women in Workers’ Compensation, Press Release from the office of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Published March 4, 2015 


Media Kit 

Gender Bias in Workers' Compensation Press Kit

Facts About Women's Work Injuries and Gender Discrimination in Workers' Compensation Insurance

AB 305 Elimination of Gender Bias in Apportionment

AB 305 (Gonzalez) Fact Sheet

Women's Workplace Injuries Infographics


Media Advisories
Video of News Conference Introducing Bill to Outlaw Gender Bias in Workers’ Compensation Insurance Posted for Public Viewing MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus today released a video of the March 4 news conference with Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego) introducing legislation to help eliminate bias against women in workers’ compensation insurance.

Bill to Outlaw Gender Bias in Workers' Compensation Insurances MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Friday, February 27, 2015 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus today announced that it will hold a news conference with Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego) on Wednesday, March 4th to introduce legislation to eliminate bias against women in workers’ compensation insurance.


CAAA's Women's Caucus
Women in the Workplace


Women Lawyers for Working Women
Women Lawyers for Working Women: California is one of the most progressive states when it comes to promoting gender equality in the workplace. While it’s not perfect, California laws are slowly helping women in their fight for equal pay and equal rights in the workplace. But what happens when women can’t work because of a work related injury?

Unlike inequalities in pay and discrimination in the workplace, the gender gap in workers’ compensation laws has largely gone unnoticed.
Working women in California are more likely than men to get injured on the job, yet far too often their benefits are reduced simply because of their chromosomal makeup.

The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association is working hard to raise awareness on this issue, but we need your help. Please take a moment to explore the resources on this page, then share it with your friends, families, and colleagues so that we can all stand together to get this problem fixed.