Case Study: Sexual Harassment at Work

July 29, 2021

California Civil Rights Law Group Wins Sexual Harassment Case Against Car Dealership Based on Harassment by a Customer by Meg Organ Over the next few months, we will present a sampling of the cases CCRLG has brought to closure for our clients. The facts are true, the names have been changed to preserve privacy. Sexual […] Read More

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

Racism is a Threat to Public Health

April 22, 2021

“Racism is a serious public health threat that directly affects the well-being of millions of Americans.” –Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, CDC The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to ignore how centuries of structural racism have created deep disparities in health outcomes for minority communities. This month, the Center for Disease Control and […] Read More

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

September 16, 2020

September 15 through October 15 marks Latinx Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions to American society of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson initiated the national observance of Hispanic Heritage week and it was expanded to a […] Read More

Reflections on Labor Day

September 8, 2020

“Society must stand up to powerful people intent on protecting their own interests over the interests of the workers and their families.” by Kris Organ Working people in America, even in a time of pandemic and catastrophic fires, celebrate a Labor Day Holiday. Recent events call on us to recognize the essential nature of workers […] Read More

100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote

August 19, 2020

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Photo: National Women’s Party Protest, 1917 The California Civil Rights Law Group celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the […] Read More

Rename Selma Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge for Civil Rights Legend John Lewis

July 21, 2020

Photo: Obama, Lewis and Bush in 2015 at the 50th anniversary of the Selma, AL, marches. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) “Thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders—to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise.”                              –President Barack Obama Police Brutality An […] Read More

Commemorating LGBTQ+ Liberation Activist Marsha P. Johnson

June 26, 2020

“Don’t let anybody tell you what to do, be who you want to be.” –Marsha P. Johnson The Stonewall Uprising In the late 1960s it was still illegal to be gay in most states. There was not a single law protecting gay people from discrimination. There were no openly gay politicians or pop culture celebrities. […] Read More

CCRLG commemorates Juneteenth, notice of the end to U.S. Slavery

June 19, 2020

Virtual CelebrationsMany of the large festivals and celebrations of previous years have been canceled due to COVID-19restrictions. Here are a few virtual celebrations in the Bay Area:The MC Arts and Culture collective offers “Celebrating the Diaspora” on Friday, June 19 th , with a largervirtual festival planned for Saturday, June 27. Featuring musicians, poets, dancers […] Read More

SUPREME COURT PROTECTS LGBTQ WORKERS’ RIGHTS

June 16, 2020

The United States Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that employers cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. We already enjoyed these protections here in California thanks to a more enlightened legislature, but it is important to know that now all people throughout the land are protected against this […] Read More