Alaska Mayor Vetoes LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance, but There Is Still Hope

March 27, 2019

As February came to a close, spirits were high in Fairbanks after the city council voted 4-2 in favor of Ordinance 6093—an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance that includes protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations for those discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Conservative opponents of the legislation argued that Ordinance 6093 […] Read More

New Jersey High School Students Secure Civil Rights Victory

March 9, 2019

In this particularly precarious moment for civil rights in our country, it has become unusual to hear about positive developments in the civil rights arena. Last month, however, there was occasion to celebrate one such development, where students from New Jersey’s Hightown High School saw their efforts to pass a bill—one that would create an […] Read More

Doing Better: Protecting Undocumented Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

February 22, 2019

As the Trump Administration continues to issue unnecessary, relentless attacks on our nation’s immigrant population, undocumented survivors of domestic and sexual violence may feel even more powerless. 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

Racial Discrimination Against Jews? A Federal Court Weighs In

February 7, 2019

According to a lawsuit filed in Louisiana federal court, a man who was raised Jewish but had since converted to Christianity, Joshua Bonadona, was denied a position as a football coach at Louisiana College on the basis of his Jewish descent. Read More

Attorney Navruz Avloni Makes Partner

February 2, 2019

February 2, 2019 – San Francisco, California. California Civil Rights Law Group, a law firm specializing in employment law including discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment, is proud to announce that attorney Navruz Avloni has made partnership status. Avloni brings a passion for justice and the law to the firm plus strong organizational skills. It […] Read More

Attack on Civil Rights Will Destroy Federal Recognition of an Estimated 1.4 Million Americans

January 30, 2019

Among minority groups whose rights have been attacked since Trump took office, the trans community has been one of those hit the hardest.  (As some of the top LGBTQ discrimination attorneys here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we pay keen attention to these issues and hope to share them with you on our blog). Read More

Two New Team Members

September 27, 2018

California Civil Rights Law Group, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializing in sexual harassment and discrimination, is proud to announce two new team members. The growing law firm has established a reputation as one of the Bay Area’s best teams of lawyers in the areas of sexual harassment and discrimination law. Read More

What Voting Rights Do I Have in the Workplace?

September 17, 2018

With the 2018 midterm elections approaching, California voters are looking forward to casting their votes. However, many employees don’t know their voting rights in the workplace. Each year, thousands of Californians give up their right to vote out of fear for losing their jobs or missing out on needed pay. Read More

Am I Likely to Get Sexually Harassed at Work?

September 14, 2018

It would be nice if we could observe our co-workers for a day or two and then name those who are likely to engage in sexual harassment. Researchers have tried to do exactly that. Unfortunately, the conclusion they reach is that characteristics do not determine this propensity as much as the work environment itself. Sure, […] Read More