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

CA Civil Rights Law Group, Announces Plans for New Office

March 1, 2018

Currently, the firm has physical office space in both Oakland and San Anselmo, but has been involved in many high profile cases in San Francisco on issues such as sexual harassment and racial discrimination. 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

Fight the Frequency of Workplace Sexual Harassment

December 15, 2017

Sexual harassment is illegal; it violates California state law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Still, at least one out of four women report having experienced workplace sexual harassment. And it can have significant, lasting physical, emotional, and mental health effects: anxiety, depression, headaches, fatigue, withdrawal, weight loss and gain, insomnia, […] Read More

What Happens When You’re Sexually Harassed by a United States Senator or Representative?

December 11, 2017

As we’ve seen in recent months, many sexual harassers have managed to escape repercussions and even public scrutiny for their actions for years—in some cases, this is simply because they are so powerful that their victims have been too intimidated to come forward. For example, according to the New York Times, Harvey Weinstein used his […] Read More

We support #metoo.

October 19, 2017

Our mothers, our sisters, our cousins, our aunts, our daughters, our roommates and coworkers and friends and partners too. JUST. BELIEVE. WOMEN. Here to listen. Here to make CHANGE. Editor’s Note: The California Civil Rights Law Group is dedicated to fighting for women to feel safe at work and to be treated as equals. Sexual harassment is not […] Read More

Stop the Department of Education from Rolling Back Protections for Young Women

September 20, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently expressed her disapproval of the way universities across the country are dealing with sexual assault. But her call for reform focus on the rights of accused, forgetting that victims and survivors have historically rarely been granted dignity or even attention. The guidelines she seems intent on crafting could very likely […] Read More

Searle’s Star Power Shines a Light on Campus Sexual Harassment

August 29, 2017

Editor’s Note: As leading San Francisco Bay Area sexual harassment attorneys, here is an update on a Berkeley sexual harassment lawsuit. If you think you may have experienced sexual harassment, please reach out for an attorney consultation. With offices in Oakland and San Anselmo, as well as consultations available over the phone / Skype, a confidential […] Read More

Wired Article: ‘VC Firms Promise to Stamp out Sexual Harassment. Sounds Familiar.’

July 18, 2017

The press on Silicon Valley firms and sexual harassment hasn’t been very good, lately. As one of the leading sexual harassment law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, we not only keep a keen eye on this issue but we’re also called upon by the media to comment on ‘events in the news.’ To […] Read More