Civil Rights Lawyers File Race Harassment Class Action Lawsuit against Tesla

November 13, 2017

Today, the California Civil Rights Law Group, with Bryan Schwartz Law, filed a race discrimination class action lawsuit in Alameda County against Tesla, Inc. Attorneys at these firms maintain that, despite both verbal and written complaints to upper management and Human Resources of race-based harassment at the Tesla factory in Fremont, the company failed to […] Read More

Stop the Department of Education from Rolling Back Protections for Young Women

September 20, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently expressed her disapproval of the way universities across the country are dealing with sexual assault. But her call for reform focus on the rights of accused, forgetting that victims and survivors have historically rarely been granted dignity or even attention. The guidelines she seems intent on crafting could very likely […] Read More

Searle’s Star Power Shines a Light on Campus Sexual Harassment

August 29, 2017

Editor’s Note: As leading San Francisco Bay Area sexual harassment attorneys, here is an update on a Berkeley sexual harassment lawsuit. If you think you may have experienced sexual harassment, please reach out for an attorney consultation. With offices in Oakland and San Anselmo, as well as consultations available over the phone / Skype, a confidential […] Read More

Any Pardon of Joe Arpaio is an Insult to our Constitution

August 23, 2017

Editor’s Note: As San Francisco Bay Area civil rights and discrimination attorneys, we often get queries from the public about civil rights issues in the news. In this post we address President Donald Trump’s recent hints that he may pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is currently in jail for violating the civil rights of Americans in […] Read More

Employment Attorney Larry Organ Named to Super Lawyers for Sixth Consecutive Year

March 6, 2015

The results are in. And for the sixth year in a row, our very own Larry Organ has been named to the 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers. Every year, the Thomson Reuters organization selects “outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Following an […] Read More

African American Employee Sues Alabama Employer For Racism

January 22, 2014

Last Friday, the California Civil Rights Law Group – in partnership with The Armstrong Law Firm – filed a lawsuit in Alameda County on behalf of a Livermore-based employee who claims he was subjected to a steady stream of racial harassment over the course of three years at Vulcan Materials Co. Gordon Tillman, who is […] Read More

Gay Civil Rights Momentum in 2013 Historic Year for LGBT Rights with More Efforts Needed

October 14, 2013

I had the honor of co-authoring this article with employment attorney Kelly Armstrong of The Armstrong Law Firm. The article was originally published by the American Association of Justice in the fall 2013 edition of its Connections Count newsletter (PDF). Following the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (1 U.S.C. § 7 […] Read More

Couple Files Consumer Class Action Lawsuit Against Wyndham Vacation Ownership

March 1, 2013

As a retired couple from Chico, Tom and Donna Crook love taking vacations to San Francisco. So four years ago, they thought it appropriate to buy a timeshare from Wyndham Vacation Ownership for a room at the company’s Canterbury Hotel. “If you buy a timeshare, take time to read through all the documents and see […] Read More

Attorney Fired for Blowing Whistle on Bay Area Non Profit

August 12, 2012

Attorney Robert Fordiani is currently representing former Positive Resource Center (PRC) attorney Jane Gelfand in a whistleblower retaliation case. After bringing the non-profit agency’s attention to a potentially harmful contract involving the agency’s Ticket to Work program, Gelfand maintains that she was constructively terminated as a result of her concern for her clients. Meanwhile, PRC […] Read More

Jury Awards Punitive Damages to Nurse in Whistleblower Case

July 24, 2010

Representing a former operating nurse for ValleyCare Health Systems, Mr. Organ worked to secure a decisive verdict in a whistleblower case that would serve to expand employee rights in the future. Resigning in distress after reporting numerous patient safety and state regulatory violations to hospital managers, 15-year veteran Kristeen Klaas filed a lawsuit against the […] Read More