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

COVID-19 Relief for the American Workforce: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

December 3, 2020

FFCRA: a temporary rule offers American workers & employers protections and relief under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Acts. Read More

Black Lives Matter, Including at Work

November 14, 2020

Workers of color continue to be discriminated against. These 4 California Laws may aid the pursuit of justice and healing. Read More

Remembering Justice Ginsburg, Looking Forward

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg transcended her position as a United States Supreme Court Justice to a national icon. Justice Ginsburg dedicated her career to advancing the law toward gender equality whether she was arguing before the highest court or seated on the other side of the bench. Her gently spoken yet fiery legal […] 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

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

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