#MeToo Story in Ms. Magazine by Columnist Genie Harrison

#MeToo Ended Our Silence—Let’s Keep Using Our Voices for Change October 4, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine October marks the second anniversary of the #MeToo movement’s viral explosion—and two years of momentous change inspired by courageous women who told stories of sexual harassment and assault that stemmed from the unfettered abuse of power. #MeToo was the social media equivalent of yelling from the rooftops, and it created a movement. Many women [...]

California Lawyers Slam Fee-Sharing at Law.com

California Lawyers Slam Bar Proposals for Fee-Sharing, Nonattorney Ownership September 23, 2019 — Cheryl Miller for Law.com Support, and opposition, for allowing fee-sharing with nonprofits and allowing nonlawyer ownership. > Genie Harrison of Genie Harrison Law Firm, opposed the proposal. “There is already too much pressure to be profitable, and making Google Law Firm, or something like that, a possibility is going to drive this into a gig economy task-based system instead of a [...]

Huffpost Interview With Genie Harrison

How This Lawyer Is Trying To Hit Harvey Weinstein Where It Hurts Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison has tackled Weinstein and Kevin Spacey — and now she’s going after the system. September 11, 2019 — By Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani Watch the entire interview on sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison at Huffington Post here > 

Bloomberg Story on Forced Arbitration by Genie Harrison

INSIGHT: Forced Arbitration Is Bad News for Employees, California Stats Show August 15, 2019 — By Genie Harrison for Bloomberg Law. After parsing five years’ of California employment arbitration data, Los Angeles employment attorney Gene Harrison and colleagues find statistics show employers reap the benefits of a secretive and grossly inequitable system. Harrison says arbitration skews in favor of economic powerhouses, including in sexual harassment cases, and supports the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act. [...]

Genie Harrison Named to Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyers List

July 10, 2019 Attorney Genie Harrison is honored to have been named to the Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyers List for 2019 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 [...]

Forced Arbitration Isn’t FAIR by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine

Forced Arbitration Isn’t Fair July 8, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine If you’ve ever been sexually harassed or discriminated against at work, the FAIR Act is about you. Like most workers, you probably signed an agreement when you were hired that requires any disputes you have with your employer to go to arbitration. In order to get a job, you were forced to waive your constitutional right to sue in court. [...]

Arbitration is failing California employees by Genie Harrison

Arbitration is failing California employees (Genie Harrison spent over a year analyzing CA employment arbitration results. Many of you don’t have access to the Daily Journal, so I have attached a pdf of my article here, with reprint permission from the Daily Journal, for your reading pleasure/horror.) June 6, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for the Daily Journal How is arbitration working for California employees? Read the full story of how Arbitration is failing [...]

#MeToo in the Music Industry

When music producers are accused of being predators March 1, 2019  — By Mesfin Fekadu for the Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jessie Woo just wanted to sing. So when the budding vocalist met a successful music producer who told her he wanted to help her with her music, she believed him. Then, one night seven years ago, the producer raped her, she said. It was not the only time she was preyed upon [...]

The new Omnibus Sexual Harassment Bill SB1300

The following op-ed was published in the Pasadena Star News on December 1, 2018. See you in court, office harassers Workplaces in California should soon become safer now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a spate of bills spawned by the #MeToo movement, including one that gives employees the right to hold others accountable the very first time they violate workplace protection laws. That change is earth-shattering. Sexual harassment victims will be able to [...]

Genie Harrison Law Firm Discusses #Me Too Evidence in The Advocate

“Me too” and “not me too” evidence in employment litigation Proving that an employee harassed or the employer discriminated against similarly situated individuals other than the plaintiff October 2018 Issue of The Advocate — by Genie Harrison, Mary Olszewska and Amber Phillips of the Genie Harrison Law Firm The term “me too” has been significant for employment lawyers for decades, long before the #MeToo movement had its resurgence in 2017. But “me too” evidence [...]

Genie Harrison Comments to Daily Journal on Senate Bill 1300

Bill is critical component of sea change in women’s rights Senate Bill 1300 finally eliminates the pass given to bad actors in the workplace that was rooted in the way the “severe or pervasive” standard hostile work environment cases was applied by the courts. October 4, 2018 — by Genie Harrison for the Daily Journal On the last day of September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills in California’s "sexual [...]