Do Women Still Need the Equal Rights Amendment?

Do Women Still Need the Equal Rights Amendment? Yes. Here’s Why. March 17, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine On January 15, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA, originally passed in 1972, was an attempt to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution the idea that all American citizens regardless of gender have equal rights “in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other matters.” It should [...]

Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Riot Games Has New Life

Why Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Riot Games Has New Life March 9, 2020 — by Samson Amore for The Wrap Experienced workplace litigator best known for bringing cases Harvey Weinstein is now involved Riot Games sits at the center of a class action gender discrimination lawsuit that shines a spotlight on the culture of the gaming industry. The state recently stepped into the case and has suggested that female employees may be entitled to [...]

Genie Harrison Law Firm substitutes into lawsuit against Riot Games

New legal counsel takes over class action lawsuit against Riot Games February 24, 2020 — by Haydn Taylor for GamesIndustry.biz Click here for the entire story at gamesindustry.biz > Below is an excerpt from the story: Representatives of a class action lawsuit against Riot Games have hired new legal counsel and withdrawn their motion for a $10 million settlement. The move comes after it was revealed last month that the 1,000 class members may actually [...]

Genie Harrison Law Firm substitutes into gender discrimination suit against Riot Games

Riot Games’ Proposed $10 M Settlement Withdrawn by New Counsel in Gender Discrimination Suit February 20, 2020 — by Patrick Hanley for The Hollywood Reporter In December, the video game studio reached the settlement with former female employees alleging gender discrimination and harassment, but new legal counsel is seeking more. Riot Games' legal woes continue as, on Thursday evening, new legal counsel representing former female employees involved in a class action lawsuit alleging discrimination [...]

Harvey Weinstein’s Case Relies on Weaponizing the Effects of Trauma

Harvey Weinstein’s Case Relies on Weaponizing the Effects of Trauma February 6, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine The Harvey Weinstein trial is historic—not only because of the accusations against the Hollywood mogul, but also because of the number of women sharing their stories about formerly unspeakable abuse at his hands. I represent two victims in their civil cases against Weinstein. I know that this #MeToo moment is unprecedented, a sea change [...]

How #MeToo Is Smashing the Casting Couch

How #MeToo Is Smashing the Casting Couch January 30, 2020 — by Elizabeth A. Harris for The New York Times Excerpt from the story: The problems, of course, have not gone away. Genie Harrison, a lawyer in Los Angeles who represents some of Mr. Weinstein’s accusers, says she still receives cases alleging sexual harassment in the industry, and retaliation when someone comes forward to report it. Read the story in The New York Times [...]

Why Women Should Be Worried About Trump’s Judicial Appointments

Why Women Should Be Worried About Trump’s Judicial Appointments January 3, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine President Trump has now appointed 26 percent of the country’s federal judges, all of whom were vetted by the ultra-conservative Federalist Society and now have lifetime appointments. He also more infamously appointed two Supreme Court justices. All of this was made possible by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who blocked nominees until Trump was in office [...]

Weinstein and His Accusers Reach Tentative $25 Million Deal

Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison was quoted in the New York Times regarding the tentative settle agreement with Harvey Weinstein and his accusers, some of which Ms. Harrison represents. December 11, 2019 — by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor After two years of legal wrangling, Harvey Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement agreement with dozens of his alleged sexual misconduct victims, a deal that [...]

Toolkit for Surviving Workplace Discrimination and Harassment by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine

In Case of Emergency: Your Toolkit for Surviving Workplace Discrimination and Harassment November 12, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine We all know the importance of engaging in physical and emotional self-care. For many of us, self-care includes ensuring that we get enough sleep, work out, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. But I answer dozens of calls and emails every week from women whose rights have been violated in the workplace—and it’s [...]

#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 [...]

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