Tesla Can’t Exclude Juror Based On Race, Judge Rules

September 25, 2021

A California federal judge sustained a Batson challenge during jury selection Friday raised by counsel for a Black ex-Tesla worker claiming that the electric vehicle company’s Northern California factory was a hotbed of racial discrimination against African Americans reminiscent of the Jim Crow era. On Friday, attorneys representing former Tesla worker Owen Diaz successfully mounted […] Read More

Tesla’s Worker Discrimination Problem Could Spell Financial Trouble Ahead

September 12, 2021

A pending race-related class-action lawsuit against Tesla could spell financial trouble for the revenue-lean company. Racism at the EV company wasn’t limited to the factories, a Black engineer who left the company describes his experience. Compared to other companies, Tesla has 4Xs as many discrimination cases as its big tech peer Facebook, twice as many […] Read More

Ex-Tesla Employee Called Racial Slur Wins Rare $1 Million Award

August 5, 2021

Tesla Inc. has paid more than $1 million to a Black former employee who won a ruling that the company failed to stop his supervisors from calling him the “N-word” at the electric-car maker’s northern California plant. Read the full article on Bloomberg Read More

Case Study: Sexual Harassment at Work

July 29, 2021

California Civil Rights Law Group Wins Sexual Harassment Case Against Car Dealership Based on Harassment by a Customer by Meg Organ Over the next few months, we will present a sampling of the cases CCRLG has brought to closure for our clients. The facts are true, the names have been changed to preserve privacy. Sexual […] Read More

Ex-workers Say Tesla is Still Racist

July 9, 2021

The N-word, demeaning jokes and retaliation on the basis of race are all common at Tesla, according to 100-plus sworn statements from a class-action lawsuit and public records obtained by Protocol. Read the full article on Protocol Read More

Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

July 2, 2021

by Meg Organ The California Civil Rights Law Group commemorates the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law on July 2nd. This extremely important legislation aimed to end segregation and protect people from discrimination. Today, the 57th anniversary of the passage of that law, provides an opportunity to reflect on what […] Read More

Racism is a Threat to Public Health

April 22, 2021

“Racism is a serious public health threat that directly affects the well-being of millions of Americans.” –Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, CDC The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to ignore how centuries of structural racism have created deep disparities in health outcomes for minority communities. This month, the Center for Disease Control and […] Read More

Protecting Parents: California’s Pregnancy and Parental Leave Laws

April 8, 2021

Bringing and nurturing new life into this world is a time filled with joy and excitement. In California, we have some of the country’s strongest employment leave laws that support and protect parents taking care of their newborns as well as parents welcoming children home through adoption and foster care. The Pregnancy Disability Leave Law […] Read More

Equal Pay for All Womxn

March 24, 2021

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day of awareness of the gender pay gap that continues to wrongfully persist. This day is recognized in many countries throughout the world. Not only does it bring awareness to the severity and scale of gender discrimination, but it challenges us as a society to do better for gender […] Read More

Federal District Court Blocks Executive Order’s Ban on Anti-Discrimination Training

January 21, 2021

On December 22, 2020, a federal district court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against President Trump’s Executive Order 13950 — Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, affirming that prohibiting anti-racism and anti-discrimination workplace training may be a violation of the First Amendment. This injunction comes Santa Cruz Lesbian and Gay Community Center, et al. v. Donald […] Read More