As Tesla seeks to resolve racism complaints in private arbitration, some other tech companies begin to back away from the practice. Lauren Hepler February 24, 2020 – SOURCE – here. DeWitt Lambert was shocked when he lost his racial discrimination case against Tesla, where he worked for more than a year installing seat belts and […]
In the Fall we celebrated California Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law Assembly Bill 51, thus prohibiting employers from requiring employees, or applicants for employment, to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. The new law was supposed to go into effect January 1, 2020, paving the way for a return to a transparent, fair and just system […]
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law key bills providing protections for employees vis-a-vis sexual harassment.
For many workers here in San Francisco, the Bay Area, California or elsewhere, starting a new job is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. The employee has new faces and names to learn, new strategies and techniques to master and often a plethora of paperwork to scan through and sign during the onboarding process. With […]
June 1, 2019 – The California Court of Appeal has denied Tesla’s motion to compel arbitration. Journalists, bloggers, and others in the media who would like to know more are urged to contact the firm.
Editor’s Note. As discrimination attorneys representing people throughout the Bay Area – from San Francisco to Oakland, Berkeley to Palo Alto and between – we receive many complaints from employees concerning possible employment discrimination up to and including wrongful termination. In this blog post, we review some new actions of the Trump administration and various […]
This month, the California Supreme Court decided Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC, ___ P.3d ___, 2015 WL 4605381 (2015), wherein it held that the anti-waiver provision of California’s consumer protection statute is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). Id. at 15. The case involved a car purchaser who filed a putative class action […]
Have you ever heard of a mandatory arbitration clause? You’ve probably agreed to one. In fact, if you listen to music online, use a cell phone, pay with a credit card, or work for a large employer, you’re probably bound to several at this very moment. But if you’re like most consumers and employees, a […]
Earlier this summer, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in the matter of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, ___ Cal.4th ___, No. S204032 (June 23, 2014), wherein an employer was seeking to enforce a collective action ban contained in its arbitration agreement. In opposition to CLS Transportation’s attempt to enforce the waiver, […]
The California Civil Rights Law Group celebrates and congratulates the Team on receiving the Expertise award for Best Employment Lawyers in San Francisco 2020. Selection criteria include: Reputation–a history of delighted customers and outstanding service; Credibility—Building customer confidence with licensing accreditations, and awards; Experience—Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education; […]