Employment Attorney Larry Organ Named to Super Lawyers for Sixth Consecutive Year

March 6, 2015

The results are in. And for the sixth year in a row, our very own Larry Organ has been named to the 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers. Every year, the Thomson Reuters organization selects “outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Following an […] Read More

African American Employee Sues Alabama Based Employer for Racial Harassment

January 22, 2014

Last Friday, the California Civil Rights Law Group – in partnership with The Armstrong Law Firm – filed a lawsuit in Alameda County on behalf of a Livermore-based employee who claims he was subjected to a steady stream of racial harassment over the course of three years at Vulcan Materials Co. Gordon Tillman, who is […] Read More

Gay Civil Rights Momentum in 2013 Historic Year for LGBT Rights with More Efforts Needed

October 14, 2013

I had the honor of co-authoring this article with employment attorney Kelly Armstrong of The Armstrong Law Firm. The article was originally published by the American Association of Justice in the fall 2013 edition of its Connections Count newsletter (PDF). Following the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (1 U.S.C. § 7 […] Read More

Couple Files Consumer Class Action Lawsuit Against Wyndham Vacation Ownership

March 1, 2013

As a retired couple from Chico, Tom and Donna Crook love taking vacations to San Francisco. So four years ago, they thought it appropriate to buy a timeshare from Wyndham Vacation Ownership for a room at the company’s Canterbury Hotel. “If you buy a timeshare, take time to read through all the documents and see […] Read More

Attorney Fired for Blowing Whistle on Bay Area Non Profit

August 12, 2012

Attorney Robert Fordiani is currently representing former Positive Resource Center (PRC) attorney Jane Gelfand in a whistleblower retaliation case. After bringing the non-profit agency’s attention to a potentially harmful contract involving the agency’s Ticket to Work program, Gelfand maintains that she was constructively terminated as a result of her concern for her clients. Meanwhile, PRC […] Read More

Jury Awards Punitive Damages to Nurse in Whistleblower Case

July 24, 2010

Representing a former operating nurse for ValleyCare Health Systems, Mr. Organ worked to secure a decisive verdict in a whistleblower case that would serve to expand employee rights in the future. Resigning in distress after reporting numerous patient safety and state regulatory violations to hospital managers, 15-year veteran Kristeen Klaas filed a lawsuit against the […] Read More

Reservist Discriminated Against Based on Military Status

September 8, 2009

In a landmark case, Mr. Organ represented a reservist in the first-ever discrimination lawsuit in California to be brought against an employer for discriminating against an employee due to his military status. In the first case of its kind in the state of California, Army Reserve Captain Steve Lively filed a discrimination lawsuit against his […] Read More

Bill Mandates Sexual Harassment Training for CA Supervisors

May 3, 2005

After the California legislature passed and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB1825, requiring supervisors in the state to receive sexual harassment training every two years, Mr. Organ was consulted by the San Francisco Chronicle regarding the effects of the new law. The bill, which applies to companies that employ 50 or more workers, was said […] Read More