Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement

2021-01-27T22:24:38-08:00Equal Rights, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement 1/27/2021 — by Melena Ryzik and Cara Buckley for The New York Times (Read the story below, or here at nytimes.com) Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an appeal. Nearly four years after the first claims against Harvey Weinstein made their [...]

Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Confirmed

2021-02-16T13:33:21-08:00Equal Rights, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|

Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Confirmed by Bankruptcy Judge 1/25/2021 — by Ashley Cullins for the Hollywood Reporter (Read the story below, or here at HollywoodReporter.com) “Eighty-three percent of the victims have expressed very loudly that they want closure through acceptance of this plan,” U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath said as she approved a settlement plan resolving most sexual harassment and assault claims against the producer. The judge handling The Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy proceedings [...]

Will a Biden Presidency Restore Victims’ Rights?

2021-01-21T12:02:56-08:00Equal Rights, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Ms. Magazine Column, Victims Rights, Voting Rights|

Will a Biden Presidency Restore Victims’ Rights? 1/21/2021 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or here at MsMagazine.com) The incoming Biden-Harris administration has a long list of tasks to accomplish in order to make society fairer and safer for victims of assault, harassment and discrimination. The last four years have not been kind to women and minorities in the United States. The outgoing Trump administration made it more difficult for victims [...]

Hindsight Is 2020: Celebrating Feminist Victories

2021-01-21T11:25:40-08:00Equal Rights, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Ms. Magazine Column, Voting Rights|

Hindsight Is 2020: Celebrating Feminist Victories 1/14/2021 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or here at MsMagazine.com) The year that just ended was one for the record books: a global pandemic; a divided nation; a contentious election that never really seemed to end; and people of all ages, races and political persuasions uniting in protest against racial injustice in cities large and small.As we catch our collective breaths and [...]

Fighting For Victims of Discrimination at Work

2021-01-12T12:42:55-08:00Daily Journal, Discrimination in the Workplace, Employment Law, Gender Discrimination, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Riot Games Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment|

Natural Fighter: Genie Harrison Law Firm represents clients who’ve faced discrimination at work. Jan. 11, 2021 — by Shane Nelson for Daily Journal Genie Harrison decided in middle school she wanted to prosecute war criminals. “I felt very passionately about this big idea of working at The Hague,” the founder of the Genie Harrison Law Firm said. “And I wanted to go after the leaders of countries and their regimes who had done terrible, [...]

Perception Meets Reality: The Election Glass Is Only Half Full

2020-11-30T21:50:00-08:00Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Voting Rights|

Perception Meets Reality: The Election Glass Is Only Half Full Nov. 30, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Medium.com (Read the story below, or here at Medium.com) With election 2020 almost behind us, Democrats have found themselves in the proverbial glass half-full/half-empty paradigm. The voting populace have elected a leader whom they believe epitomizes the key qualities needed at this moment: compassion, empathy, integrity and a true moral compass. At his side will be [...]

Alas, Women – Barrett Is No Ginsburg

2020-11-05T17:13:45-08:00Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Ms. Magazine Column, Voting Rights|

Alas, Women – Barrett Is No Ginsburg 11/3/2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or here at MsMagazine.com) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong work to achieve equality was unrelenting while serving on the Supreme Court. On the other hand, Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court puts freedom of choice, affordable health care, marriage equality and other hard-won rights are at risk. A mere month has passed since [...]

Vote to End This Abusive Relationship

2020-11-30T21:44:37-08:00Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Voting Rights|

Vote to End This Abusive Relationship Sept. 30, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Medium.com (Read the story below, or here at Medium.com) Abusers are masterful at the arts of manipulation and destruction. “You’ll never find anyone who loves you as much as I do,” or “you’ll never have it this good again,” they say while dehumanizing, debasing and instilling fear. It’s crushing to experience, or to witness, the loss of safety, dignity and [...]

Know Your Voting Rights

2020-08-20T10:10:55-07:00Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Ms. Magazine Column, 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 [...]

Understanding the Equal Pay Act

2020-10-14T13:47:28-07:00Equal Pay, Equal Rights, Gender Discrimination, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News|

Understanding the Equal Pay Act Read the rights you have if you discover you are making less money than your peers for equivalent work. August 5, 2020 — by Terri Peters, Architect Magazine (Read the story below, or here at ArchitectMagazine.com) The Equal Pay Act of 1963 requires “equal pay for substantially equal work in jobs requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility,” yet women in architecture and engineering make 84 cents for every dollar men earn, [...]

No Mercy for Women in the Religious Workplace

2020-07-31T13:35:36-07:00Discrimination in the Workplace, Equal Rights, Gender Discrimination, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Ms. Magazine Column, Workers Rights|

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

2020-07-31T13:39:27-07:00Daily Journal, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News|

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 [...]

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