San Francisco, California – March 28, 2019. California Civil Rights Law Group, a best-in-class team of attorneys working in San Francisco, Oakland, and Marin County for the greater Bay Area and focused on sexual harassment, is proud to announce a new post to their blog on undocumented survivors of sexual and domestic violence. The post educates the public on controversies due to immigration policies of the Trump administration vis-a-vis sexual and domestic violence. The attorneys of the California Civil Rights Law Group believe passionately that the laws of the United States extend to all categories of immigrants and that, in particular, survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence deserve a fair hearing under US law.
“Immigration is very much in the news but the unspoken story is often one of domestic and sexual violence against immigrants,” explained Larry Organ, lead attorney at the Bay Area-based law firm. “Our post advocates that the United States ‘do better’ by passionately defending the rights of all immigrants who are victims of violence.”
Interested persons can read the full post on the website on protecting undocumented survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Persons in the Bay Area who believe that they may be experiencing sexual harassment are encouraged to check out the law firm’s explanatory page at https://www.civilrightsca.com/sexual-harassment/. There, one can get a brief primer on sexual harassment law and if in the Bay Area, reach out to a trained attorney for a consultation. No two situations are alike, and only a confidential consultation with an attorney can assess both the facts and the law and determine whether litigation might be a good step.
IMMIGRATION CONTROVERSIES AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Here is background for this release. It is common knowledge that sexual harassment and domestic violence are most commonly an abuse of power. The power dynamics are such that a person who has power is tempted to abuse that power in a sexual way against a person who is in a subordinate position. Most commonly, we think of sexual harassment as between supervisor and subordinate, or in the midst of a climate of workplace tension in which employees do not feel safe, nor feel confident in their right to assert autonomy. The post explains as well that the atmosphere being encouraged by the Trump administration at the border is one that casts a blind eye against the very real problems of sexual harassment and violence against immigrants at the border. New immigrants, both documented and undocumented, after all, are among the most vulnerable populations. The post thus explains what’s going on at the border and advocates a more compassionate and more passionate advocacy for immigrant rights in this sphere. Finally, persons who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area who may be experiencing sexual harassment are urged to reach out to an attorney for a confidential consultation.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA CIVIL RIGHTS LAW GROUP
The California Civil Rights Law Group, led by prominent trial attorney Larry Organ, is dedicated to furthering the cause of employee civil rights throughout the state. The legal team has made it its priority to provide help to those who need it the most, and specializes in representing plaintiffs in matters involving race, sex and disability harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
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