Stamps v. Superior Court, 136 Cal. App. 4th 1441 (2006)

Robert Stamps sued his former employer, Traylor Brothers, Inc., for, among other things, violation of California Civil Code §§ 51.7 and 52.1 (granting all persons the right to be free from violence and intimidation by threat of violence based on race, religion, ancestry, national origin, etc.). The employer filed a demurrer in response to this claim, asserting that these provisions do not apply in employment cases. The Court of Appeal disagreed, holding that the Ralph Civil Rights Act (Section 51.7) and the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act (Section 52.1) authorize a private cause of action in employment cases such as this one.