New Jersey High School Students Secure Civil Rights Victory

March 9, 2019

In this particularly precarious moment for civil rights in our country, it has become unusual to hear about positive developments in the civil rights arena. Last month, however, there was occasion to celebrate one such development, where students from New Jersey’s Hightown High School saw their efforts to pass a bill—one that would create an […] Read More

An Unanswered Question: “Can I Refuse to Serve Trump Supporters?”

July 26, 2018

Since the 2016 election, the issue of when a business can refuse to serve a customer has become particularly significant. Despite a multitude of news articles and court cases, much remains unclear. For example, can California businesses discriminate against customers for political reasons? Other states seem to allow it. A New York City bar called The […] 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

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

Civil Rights Lawyers File Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Cake Shop Case

October 30, 2017

Over the course of the past month, our team has worked on a “friend of the court” brief to the Supreme Court in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Masterpiece Cakeshop case poses the question: Does the First Amendment allow a business refuse to provide service to someone for being gay? We do […] Read More

Any Pardon of Joe Arpaio is an Insult to our Constitution

August 23, 2017

Editor’s Note: As San Francisco Bay Area civil rights and discrimination attorneys, we often get queries from the public about civil rights issues in the news. In this post we address President Donald Trump’s recent hints that he may pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is currently in jail for violating the civil rights of Americans in […] Read More