#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

Molding the American Legal System to Contemporary Immigration Issues

June 27, 2018

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

Ninth Circuit Hears Argument Never Before Made in Federal Court

May 24, 2018

California Civil Rights Law Group, has filed an appeal to the 9th Circuit in Lambert v. Tesla and the filing of its opening brief in the case. The civil rights attorneys are making an argument no other attorney has made before in any federal court. The lawsuit involves alleged civil rights violations involving racial discrimination […] Read More

What Do I Do if I am Being Discriminated Against at Work?

May 12, 2018

Following the right steps in handling discrimination and harassment is not always easy. The legal process about filing a case is complex and often unclear for people unfamiliar with the law, and discrimination and harassment in the workplace can be deeply upsetting experiences that make the whole process even more difficult. Nonetheless, it is vital […] Read More

LGBT Discrimination

May 5, 2018

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Protecting Yourself When You Get Pregnant

March 23, 2018

Women are often the victims of sexual harassment on the job, even in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, the harassment and discrimination may only get worse when a woman decides to start a family. If a woman can’t work during her pregnancy, her employer might try to fire her or deny her leave. Worse, […] Read More

Out of Office: Paid and Unpaid Leaves of Absence

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

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 Yourself When You Get Pregnant

July 20, 2017

Women are often the victims of sexual harassment on the job. However, the harassment and discrimination may only get worse when a woman decides to start a family. If a woman can’t work during her pregnancy, her employer might try to fire her or deny her leave. Worse, employers might try to demote employees or […] 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