Why We Rejected $15 Million for Racial Harassment

October 4, 2022

By Larry Organ & Bernard Alexander. On October 4, 2021, a San Francisco federal Jury awarded Owen Diaz $6.9 million in emotional distress damages and $130 million in punitive damages, in  Diaz v. Tesla, Inc., Case No. 3:17-cv-06748-WHO.  This verdict  has been acknowledged  as the largest race harassment verdict in American history. For over nine […] 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: Pursing 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

Racial Discrimination Litigation against Tesla Gains Bloomberg Article

February 22, 2022

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

California Bans Mandatory Arbitration Agreements and Prohibits Employers from Retaliating Against Applicants That Refuse to Sign an Arbitration Agreement

In the United States, it is common for employers to require applicants and existing employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment or continued employment. As of October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law California Assembly Bill 51 making it unlawful for California employers to require applicants and employees to sign […] Read More

Case Study: Sexual Harassment at Work

July 29, 2021

California Civil Rights Law Group Wins Sexual Harassment Case Against Car Dealership Based on Harassment by a Customer by Meg Organ Over the next few months, we will present a sampling of the cases CCRLG has brought to closure for our clients. The facts are true, the names have been changed to preserve privacy. Sexual […] Read More

Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

July 2, 2021

by Meg Organ The California Civil Rights Law Group commemorates the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law on July 2nd. This extremely important legislation aimed to end segregation and protect people from discrimination. Today, the 57th anniversary of the passage of that law, provides an opportunity to reflect on what […] Read More

Racism is a Threat to Public Health

April 22, 2021

“Racism is a serious public health threat that directly affects the well-being of millions of Americans.” –Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, CDC The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to ignore how centuries of structural racism have created deep disparities in health outcomes for minority communities. This month, the Center for Disease Control and […] Read More