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

Stop Asian Hate

April 1, 2021

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have faced a surge of violent attacks, harassment, and hate crimes since the start of the pandemic – especially after President Trump called Covid-19 “the China virus” last March. But racism against the AAPI community has a long history in the United States, spanning back generations. Anti-Asian sentiment, both subtle […] Read More

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

CCRLG Founding Partner Larry Organ Speaks Out About Racism Among Venture Capitalists

July 23, 2020

Washington Post journalist Reed Albergotti published an in-depth article focusing on racial bias in the clubby world of venture capitalism. Noting that deeply ingrained racism often plays a role in the low levels of funding offered to black high-tech entrepreneurs, Albergotti reports that decisions are often based on implicit bias, not overt racial conduct. California […] Read More

Governmental Bodies Take Aim at ‘Disparate Impact’

February 14, 2019

Attacks on civil rights have become commonplace over the past few years, so it should come as no surprise that yet another civil rights protection is in danger under the current administration. Just recently, the Department of Justice released a memo calling for senior civil rights officials to re-evaluate “disparate impact”—a legal concept developed to […] Read More

CA Civil Rights Law Group, Featured in New York Times

July 24, 2018

California Civil Rights Law Group, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializing in sexual harassment litigation, is proud to announce that firm attorney, Larry Organ, was recently quoted in the New York Times. The article, entitled, “A Fight for Men’s Rights, in California Courts,” was published on July 13, 2018, and discussed the so-called […] Read More

#ustoo: Disabled Women and Sexual Assault

July 17, 2018

College students with disabilities are more likely to be sexually assaulted than non-disabled students. The National Council on Disability (NCD) study on this topic was the first of its kind; past studies by federal agencies and task forces did not include disability as a demographic category. This left a gap—and it turns out a significant […] Read More

Larry Organ Selected by SuperLawyers as a Top San Francisco Bay Area Litigation Attorney

July 5, 2018

California Civil Rights Law Group, is proud to announce that lead attorney, Larry Organ, has been selected by SuperLawyers as a top San Francisco Bay Area employment law and litigation attorney. SuperLawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional […] Read More

New Anti-Discrimination Rules Will Protect Undocumented Immigrants

June 27, 2018

The Department of Fair Education and Housing, which is charged with the enforcement of California’s primary workplace anti-discrimination law, is rolling out new regulations set to take effect on July 1, 2018. Most significant is the protections afforded to undocumented immigrants, which are part of a broader effort to make California a sanctuary state. Read More

Molding the American Legal System to Contemporary Immigration Issues

The past year, and particularly recent weeks and months, have brought about many questions regarding the rule of law and its role in determining the fate of migrants attempting to cross the United States’ Southern border. The American legal system can be thought of in two distinct sections: the word of the law and its […] Read More