Know Your Voting Rights

Vote 2020: Start Planning Today August 18, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or here at MsMagazine.com) Get ready now to vote, make a plan, and stick to it. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. One hundred years later, the country has its first African American and first South Asian vice presidential candidate in California Senator Kamala Harris. But this is not [...]

No Mercy for Women in the Religious Workplace

No Mercy for Women in the Religious Workplace July 28, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or at MsMagazine.com) It’s a brand-new day under Title VII for gay and transgender people in the workplace—but the U.S. Supreme Court says it’s another century for people employed by religious organizations. In two cases brought on behalf of women educators employed by parochial schools, the nation’s highest court handed religious employers [...]

Genie Harrison Named to Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyers List

July 15, 2020 Attorney Genie Harrison is honored to have been named to the Daily Journal Top Labor & Employment Lawyers List Genie Harrison has been recognized as one of the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California, by the Daily Journal, the nation’s leading daily legal newspaper, focused on law and business in California. The Daily Journal cited Ms. Harrison as a major voice in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in the wake [...]

Harvey Weinstein Settlement

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Class Action Settlement Includes $18.8 Million Survivors’ Fund June 30, 2020 by Ashley Cullins for the Hollywood Reporter The women will also be released from any nondisclosure agreements they have signed. Read the story in the Hollywood Reporter >

LGBTQ Rights

LGBTQ Rights: There’s a Lot More Work to Do June 26, 2020 — Guest Commentary by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or at MsMagazine.com) It was as if the Red Sea parted on June 15 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that members of the LGBTQ community are protected against workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is infuriating that it has taken 56 years [...]

On Being an Ally: Change Is Necessary and Painful

On Being an Ally: Change Is Necessary and Painful June 2, 2020 — Guest Commentary by Genie Harrison and Amanda Monroe for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or at MsMagazine.com) Genie’s Perspective For more than 25 years, both as an abuse survivor and as the founder of the Genie Harrison Law Firm, I’ve been a zealous advocate for victims of all kinds of abuse—physical, psychological, sexual—for all kinds of reasons: because they were [...]

Genie Harrison on The Family Medical Leave Expansion Act

When you’re called back to work, but the kids are still home May 21, 2020 — Guest Commentary by Terry Kaufman for Santa Maria Times (Read the story below, or at SantaMariaTimes.com) Good news: Businesses are reopening and employees are returning to work. But with schools and daycare centers still closed, who will watch the kids? Across the country, workers find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Do they go back to [...]

Genie Harrison featured at Lawdragon.com

Grab ‘em By The Verdict: Genie Harrison Takes on Sexual Harassment and Abuse May 12, 2020 — by Alison Preece for  Lawdragon (Read the text below, or the complete story here at Lawdragon.com.) Genie Harrison once dreamt of prosecuting war criminals. She found her calling taking on sexual harassment. Photo provided by the firm. Genie Harrison knows how to get your attention. At a conference not long ago, she wore a T-shirt. Standard cut [...]

COVID-19 Article by Genie Harrison in Ms. Magazine

Know Your Rights: This Pandemic Is a “Women’s Virus” April 27, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine Though COVID-19 appears to be more deadly for men, women bear a unique burden from the disease. More than 70 percent of healthcare workers in the U.S. are women. Women provide the vast majority of primary care for children and seniors. Women are more likely to work in jobs that cannot be done remotely and to lack health insurance, [...]

Riot’s Sexual Assault Case Gains Steam

Riot’s Sexual Assault Case Gains Steam As Plaintiffs Hire Counsel That Led To Harvey Weinstein Being Jailed April 4, 2020 — by Chris Miller for Happy Gamer Click here for the entire story at happygamer.com > Below is an excerpt from the story: While everyone is busy celebrating Riot’s bizarre tactic of Valorantbeing streamed and watched by almost a million viewers all desperate to be included in the beta, the company itself looks to be [...]

Temporary Changes in Employment Law as a Result of COVID-19

Refreshers & Temporary Changes in Employment Law as a Result of COVID-19 Both California and the federal government have taken steps to respond to the need to curtail the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent shutdown or limitations on businesses This downloadable PDF is a memo created by the Genie Harrison Law Firm explaining temporary changes in employment law as a result of COVID-19. Though our memo is not meant to be exhaustive, it does discuss [...]

CELA Voice

Update II: A Roundup of California Worker Rights in the Time of COVID-19 March 20, 2020 — by Andy Katz for CELA VOICE, The California Employment Lawyers Association’s blog Promoting Fairness and Equality in the Workplace As COVID-19 spreads, many workers are considering how to protect themselves and their families – while worrying about their work and budgets. At the time this blog post was last updated (March 20, 2020, 8:05 p.m.) the rapid [...]

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