Black Construction Workers in Bay Area say Employers Don’t Stop Abuse

September 29, 2020

In a construction site in Oakland, Leiroi Bowie found a noose near his assigned elevator. It wasn’t the first noose Bowie, who is black, had seen on the job. Read More

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

September 16, 2020

September 15 through October 15 marks Latinx Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions to American society of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson initiated the national observance of Hispanic Heritage week and it was expanded to a […] Read More

Black Elevator Mechanics and California Civil Rights Law Group File Lawsuit against Mitsubishi Electric

September 14, 2020

A Noose, Lynching Jokes and Endless Racial Slurs: Four elevator mechanics filed a lawsuit against Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. Read the full article on AP News Read More

Four Bay Area Men Sue Their Employer Claiming Harassment, Discrimination

Four African American men filed a lawsuit Friday against their employer, Mitsubishi Electric U.S., claiming they’ve been subjected to swastikas, confederate flags, nooses and racist names, among other things. Jodi Hernandez reports. Read More

Racial Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Mitsubishi Electric, U.S., Inc. by California Civil Rights Law Group

September 9, 2020

“No one should have to trade their dignity and self-respect for a paycheck.” –Larry Organ, Founding Partner, California Civil Rights Law Group On behalf of four Black employees, the California Civil Rights Law Group today filed a lawsuit claiming racial harassment, discrimination and retaliation against Mitsubishi Electric, U.S., Inc. in the Superior Court in the […] Read More

Reflections on Labor Day

September 8, 2020

“Society must stand up to powerful people intent on protecting their own interests over the interests of the workers and their families.” by Kris Organ Working people in America, even in a time of pandemic and catastrophic fires, celebrate a Labor Day Holiday. Recent events call on us to recognize the essential nature of workers […] Read More

Two New Supreme Court Decisions Deal Blows to Employee Rights

August 31, 2020

On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decisions in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Beru and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania. The first case bars teachers at religious schools from bringing employment discrimination claims against their employers. The second case allows employers […] Read More

100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote

August 19, 2020

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Photo: National Women’s Party Protest, 1917 The California Civil Rights Law Group celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the […] Read More

CCRLG Founding Partner Larry Organ Speaks Out About Racism Among Venture Capitalists

July 23, 2020

Washington Post journalist Reed Albergotti published an in-depth article focusing on racial bias in the clubby world of venture capitalism. Noting that deeply ingrained racism often plays a role in the low levels of funding offered to black high-tech entrepreneurs, Albergotti reports that decisions are often based on implicit bias, not overt racial conduct. California […] Read More

Rename Selma Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge for Civil Rights Legend John Lewis

July 21, 2020

Photo: Obama, Lewis and Bush in 2015 at the 50th anniversary of the Selma, AL, marches. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) “Thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders—to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise.”                              –President Barack Obama Police Brutality An […] Read More