California Defends Farmworker Protections at the U.S. Supreme Court

"EJS is concerned that a decision against the ALRB in this case would significantly impede the rights of agricultural workers in California and elsewhere, who are overwhelmingly Latino, to be educated about and organize around issues affecting their health, safety, and well-being," said EJS Legal Director Mona Tawatao. "The case also has implications for the ability of people who have been illegally discriminated against in other sectors of the work force or in their housing to organize and challenge such action."

4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today

By Mona Tawatao A decision issued last week by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals included a groundbreaking acknowledgment that modern-day discrimination is more likely caused by "nuanced decisions" and implicit bias. In Woods v. City of Greensboro, the court reinforced established precedent that says that just because plaintiffs claiming race discrimination were treated favorably … Continue reading 4th Circuit Decision: Implicit Bias a More Probable Cause of Discrimination Today

EJS Applauds SCOTUS Fair Housing Decision Citing Implicit Bias

The Equal Justice Society applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in Texas Department of Housing v. The Inclusive Communities Project confirming the continued importance of disparate impact as a tool for addressing housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. In this decision, the Supreme Court reaffirmed 45 years of legal precedent, including eleven appellate … Continue reading EJS Applauds SCOTUS Fair Housing Decision Citing Implicit Bias