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

How to be Anti-racist in the Workplace

July 9, 2020

Following George Floyd’s death, Black Lives Matter protests have erupted across the world. Protestors spurred a global call-to-action for political and cultural change. This has left many white people to navigate their privilege, complicity, and responsibility in ending racism. White people must first understand racism as it is: a systemic issue. It is entwined in […] Read More

Commemorating LGBTQ+ Liberation Activist Marsha P. Johnson

June 26, 2020

“Don’t let anybody tell you what to do, be who you want to be.” –Marsha P. Johnson The Stonewall Uprising In the late 1960s it was still illegal to be gay in most states. There was not a single law protecting gay people from discrimination. There were no openly gay politicians or pop culture celebrities. […] Read More

CCRLG commemorates Juneteenth, notice of the end to U.S. Slavery

June 19, 2020

Virtual CelebrationsMany of the large festivals and celebrations of previous years have been canceled due to COVID-19restrictions. Here are a few virtual celebrations in the Bay Area:The MC Arts and Culture collective offers “Celebrating the Diaspora” on Friday, June 19 th , with a largervirtual festival planned for Saturday, June 27. Featuring musicians, poets, dancers […] Read More

SUPREME COURT PROTECTS LGBTQ WORKERS’ RIGHTS

June 16, 2020

The United States Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that employers cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. We already enjoyed these protections here in California thanks to a more enlightened legislature, but it is important to know that now all people throughout the land are protected against this […] Read More

PROTESTERS HAVE RIGHTS!

June 9, 2020

You have civil rights as peaceful demonstrators despite what the politicians or police tell you. The U.S. and California Constitutions specifically protect your right to Free Speech and Free Assembly. You are protected particularly if you are marching on public sidewalks. You generally have a right to protest in public areas but you may be […] Read More

The California Civil Rights Law Group Offers Condolences to the Family and Loved Ones of George Floyd

June 3, 2020

This week millions of viewers watched in horror video footage of the last minutes of the life of George Floyd. As the week progressed, news footage turned to the response on the streets of Minneapolis where organized protests eventually devolved into rioting and looting. The frustration and anger over the killing of yet another unarmed […] Read More

California Civil Rights Law Group Announces Post on Civil Rights Leaders

June 2, 2020

San Francisco, California – June 1, 2020. California Civil Rights Law Group, a leading law firm focused on discrimination and workplace harassment litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area, is proud to announce a new, short post commemorating two important civil rights leaders, Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X. The post explains that the two leaders […] Read More