Looking Forward to 2020

December 31, 2019

The turn of the seasons and close of the year brings time to reflect on past triumphs and losses and look to new challenges. 2019 brought tumult and conflict as well as victories and celebrations. For the California Civil Rights Law Group, the beginning of the year was cause for jubilation as we celebrated the […] Read More

Office Parties and Potential Harassment – Views from a Sexual Harassment Law Firm

December 21, 2019

We were enjoying a mid-week lunch in a local San Francisco Bay Area restaurant in early December and were distracted by a raucous outburst from fellow patrons. An extended table of 15-20 guests wearing the unmistakable sparkle of a holiday office celebration. They were playing some kind of white elephant gift exchange game that involved […] Read More

Legal News: Governor Newsom Grants Reprieves for California Death Row Inmates

April 7, 2019

Just recently, Governor Gavin Newsom stated his intention to sign an executive order granting a reprieve to all 737 death row inmates in California—home to the largest death row population in the Western Hemisphere. This is especially staggering as it is twice the size of Florida’s, the next largest population. It should be noted, however, […] 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

More Courts Recognize Federal Protections for LGBT People

March 15, 2018

In 1964, Congress enacted a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination in numerous areas, including in employment. The section prohibiting employment discrimination, known as Title VII, protected employees from not being hired, being fired, and not being promoted because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Read More

Leading San Francisco Bay Area Sexual Harassment Law Firm, CA Civil Rights Law Group, Announces Plans for New Office

March 1, 2018

California Civil Rights Law Group, a San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializing in sexual harassment litigation, is proud to announce plans to open a new office in San Francisco in order to serve client needs more effectively in the Bay Area’s dominant city. Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against Taylor Farms on Behalf of 16 Current and Former Employees.

February 25, 2018

California Civil Rights Law Group, a leading San Francisco Bay Area law firm focused on racial discrimination, has filed a lawsuit against Taylor Farms on behalf of 16 Plaintiffs alleging a climate of racial and discriminatory behavior at the company’s manufacturing plant in Tracy, California.The case has been filed in the Northern District of California […] Read More

Why Don’t Women (and Men) Report Sexual Harassment?

February 15, 2018

Why do women (and men) formally report workplace sexual harassment at such low rates? This blog post notes some of the barriers to reporting, and some of the reasons why you should do it if you’re a victim of sexual misconduct. Regardless of the reason, it takes courage to stand up for your rights. Read More

Senate Bill 396 Does Not Go Far Enough

February 6, 2018

Many new California labor and employment laws took effect as of January 1. Among the changes is Senate Bill 396, which has three primary components: first, it seeks to update sexual harassment training in the workplace; second, it requires that companies display a poster discussing transgender rights; and finally, it expands the definition of an […] Read More

Update on Tesla Lawsuit

January 28, 2018

California Civil Rights Law Group is announcing a status update in the recently filed lawsuit against Tesla, Inc. on behalf of current and former African-American employees. The announcement is that the Court has approved preliminary class action designation in race harassment class action against Tesla in Vaughn, et al. v. Tesla. Read More