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

Racial Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Mitsubishi Electric, U.S., Inc. by California Civil Rights Law Group

September 9, 2020

“No one should have to trade their dignity and self-respect for a paycheck.” –Larry Organ, Founding Partner, California Civil Rights Law Group On behalf of four Black employees, the California Civil Rights Law Group today filed a lawsuit claiming racial harassment, discrimination and retaliation against Mitsubishi Electric, U.S., Inc. in the Superior Court in the […] 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

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

#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

Out of Office: Paid and Unpaid Leaves of Absence

March 23, 2018

California law is particularly generous when it comes to employees taking leave. There are several, distinct types of leave that employees in need can use.[1] Everyone should be aware, however, that taking leave is one thing, but paid leave is another. Many types of leave are unpaid. Lots of employees also need to use their […] Read More

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee and CEO Jeremy Tooker by CCRLG

January 8, 2018

On Friday, the California Civil Rights Law Group filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in the San Francisco Superior Court against Four Barrel Coffee and its CEO Jeremy Tooker on behalf of two employees who were subjected to Tooker’s violent, harassing, and abusive behavior—a pattern witnessed and experienced by numerous other female employees at the company. Read More

Civil Rights Lawyers File Race Harassment Class Action Lawsuit against Tesla

November 13, 2017

Today, the California Civil Rights Law Group, with Bryan Schwartz Law, filed a race discrimination class action lawsuit in Alameda County against Tesla, Inc. Attorneys at these firms maintain that, despite both verbal and written complaints to upper management and Human Resources of race-based harassment at the Tesla factory in Fremont, the company failed to […] Read More