News on LGBTQ Discrimination: 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. 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

The EEOC and the DFEH: Compare and Contrast in the Employment Law Context — PART TWO

January 15, 2018

Introduction Are you being sexually harassed at work? Have you experienced sex-based or racial discrimination at the hands of your supervisor? Did your employer retaliate against you because you need workplace accommodations for your disability? Whenever someone in California experiences harassment or discrimination at work, they are barred from filing a lawsuit in civil court […] 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

The EEOC and the DFEH: Compare and Contrast in the Employment Law Context — PART ONE

November 9, 2017

Introduction Are you being sexually harassed at work? Have you experienced sex-based or racial discrimination at the hands of your supervisor? Did your employer retaliate against you because you need workplace accommodations for your disability? Whenever someone in California experiences harassment or discrimination at work, they are barred from filing a lawsuit in civil court […] Read More

Protecting Your Job When You Get Sick

July 19, 2017

When employees get sick or hurt and need to take time off, employers may try to fire them. However, state and federal lawmakers have passed statutes to help employees keep their jobs when they get sick, and get back to work once they feel better. Who is Protected? Under the federal Family and Medical Leave […] Read More

Workplace Accommodations In the California Workplace

February 22, 2017

California residents with disabilities should be aware that qualified employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations within the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act was designed in order to provide disabled citizens with more opportunities to work and earn an income, while ensuring protections against discrimination in the workplace. What is Considered a Reasonable Accommodation? […] Read More

Discrimination Rules May Be Under Fire In New Administration

February 7, 2017

Any new presidential administration ushers in changes in policy and prioritizes, requiring people in different sectors and industries to adjust to the changes that will be made by both the federal branch and the legislative branch of government. After President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, many began to speculate that employment discrimination policies may change […] Read More