Employee Privacy Rights

April 17, 2023

What is considered an invasion of privacy at work? Determining whether you have suffered an invasion of privacy requires evaluating whether you had a reasonable expectation of privacy. For example, if you had a private phone call in your office where you didn’t think anyone was listening and you later found out a coworker was […] Read More

FMLA in The California Workplace

April 16, 2023

What does the Family and Medical leave act provide? The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) provides qualified employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for qualified medical and family reasons. What types of businesses/employers does the FMLA apply to? The FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and […] Read More

Mental Health Discrimination in the California Workplace

February 13, 2023

How do you know if your workplace is discriminating? Discrimination occurs when you are treated differently while performing your job duties because of your protected class. Under California law, this includes your: race, color, religion, sex (pregnancy or gender), sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability (including HIV/AIDS), medical condition (cancer/genetic […] Read More

Employment Contracts in California

When Should You Ask for an Employment Contract? To ensure the terms and conditions of your employment are clear and fair, you should ask for an employment contract before you have accepted a position. This will provide you with an opportunity to negotiate your contract before the start of your employment when your bargaining power […] Read More

CCRLG Stands with the LGBTQIA+ Community

June 30, 2022

As Pride Month 2022 comes to an end, the LGBTQIA+ community has so much to be proud of. But we also have much to fear. Conservative state governments are continuing to push anti-LGBTQ+ bills, many targeting transgender people in particular. The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s […] Read More

International Women’s Day: Pursuing Justice in the Workplace

March 8, 2022

California Civil Rights Law Group (CCRLG) celebrates International Women’s Day! This Global Day of Recognition takes place every year on March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It also marks a call for action to accelerate women’s equality in the workplace. To highlight the day, CCRLG honors the courageous […] Read More

National Trial Lawyers Name Founder Larry Organ Trial Lawyer of the Year

February 22, 2022

The National Trial Lawyers has named Larry Organ of the California Civil Rights Law Group its “Trial Lawyer of the Year” for his work on the groundbreaking race harassment case Owen Diaz v. Tesla which resulted in a $136.9 million verdict. Read More

Racial Discrimination Litigation against Tesla Gains Bloomberg Article

California Civil Rights Law Group, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializes in employment litigation, and has been recognized for its trial work, including for its most recent work in Owen Diaz v. Tesla, Inc. “Larry has been a crusader against racial discrimination,” explained Navruz Avloni, Partner at the Bay Area-based law firm. “Recent […] Read More

Diaz v Tesla Overview

February 18, 2022

On October 4, 2021, a Northern California federal jury unanimously found Tesla, Inc. liable for severe and pervasive racial harassment for near daily use of the N-word directed at our client, Owen Diaz. The Jury awarded Mr. Diaz $136.9 million in damages. This verdict of $136.9 million is believed to be the largest jury verdict […] Read More

Employment Discrimination Based on Criminal Justice System Involvement

February 10, 2022

Almost 1/3 of Americans have a history of criminal justice system involvement. These tens of millions of Americans face severe disadvantages when it comes to obtaining essentials such as housing, public benefits, and employment. Over 60% of formerly incarcerated people are unemployed 1 year after release, and even those who are employed make about 40% […] Read More