Since its inception in 1968, Lawyers for Civil Rights has advanced life-changing and law-changing advocacy on behalf of individuals who experience workplace discrimination and harassment. Systemic discrimination in hiring, pay, promotion, and termination disadvantages people of color and immigrants in the public and private sectors. We challenge all forms of discrimination and advocate for an expansion of workplace protections.
In response to #MeToo and #YoTambién, LCR is also bringing creative litigation to ensure that low-wage workers see themselves reflected in the movement against workplace sexual harassment.
In response to the rapid growth of e-commerce in the digital age, LCR is ensuring that internet giants such as Airbnb and Amazon are upholding federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
LCR also focuses on cutting-edge litigation and policy advocacy to enhance diversity in the hiring and retention practices of public safety agencies, including police and fire departments.
Baker v. Massachusetts Trial Court (a lawsuit claiming a racially hostile work environment after a racial epithet was used in reference to a Black female court officer)
Romero v. McCormick & Schmick (a lawsuit on behalf of five low-wage Latina kitchen workers who were sexually harassed in the workplace)
Young v. Amazon Inc. (challenging the discriminatory impact of an employment policy regarding background checks)
News and Resources
Nov 30, 202020 Annual Report
Nov 19, 20Strega Restaurant Found Liable For Sexual Harassment
Nov 11, 20Open Letter to Biden/Harris Transition Team
Nov 04, 20The Repair Work Begins Now
Aug 20, 20Senior Litigator or Staff Attorney (Racial Justice & Policing)
May 29, 20Coronavirus Pandemic Response
Apr 20, 20Launching Unemployment Assistance Initiative
Apr 12, 20Coronavirus Legal Warriors
Mar 25, 20In #MeToo Case, Federal Court Rules Against McCormick & Schmick’s
Mar 17, 20Legal Responses to COVID-19
Mar 13, 20Emergency Measures Needed
Jan 30, 20New Immigration Resources
Dec 16, 19Demystifying Form I-9 (Bilingual Guide)
Dec 03, 192019 Annual Report
Oct 30, 19Court Rules Against Boston Police In Hair Drug Test Case
Sep 18, 19Ropes & Gray Justice Fellowship
Sep 02, 19Class Action Challenges Background Checks
Jun 21, 19Suing Boston Police Department For Diversity Data