Hilary Rau is a Staff Attorney at the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is a civil rights and employment attorney who works to promote gender equity in the workplace and in higher education by advancing the rights of pregnant, parenting and breastfeeding workers and students. Hilary was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2016 and 2017. Hilary received her J.D. from UCLA Law School and her undergraduate degree from Pomona College.
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September 22, 2017
Your job, your health or your safety: which would you give up? Agent Stephanie Hicks faced this exact choice when she returned to her job at the Tuscaloosa Police Department (TPD) after the birth of her baby. Agent Hicks was discouraged from taking a full 12 weeks of FMLA leave and faced hostility and sexism as soon as she returned to work. Her supervisors called her a "b****" and a "c***" behind her back, saying they would do whatever they could do get rid of her. They demoted her from a special drug task force to routine patrol position just eight days after her return, telling her that she...