Asia Argento was a voice of #MeToo. Now she is accused of sexual assault. What does it mean for the movement?
August 21, 2018 — by Alene Tchekmedyian, Richard Wonton and Melissa Etehad for LA Times
The two encounters happened 16 years apart, but they have striking similarities. In both cases, a young actor was summoned to a hotel room by a prominent Hollywood […]
Daily Journal Employment Law Forum
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
This full day conference will showcase the expertise and experience of leading practitioners in the ever widening topic of Employment Law.
Co-chair Genie Harrison will be moderating two panels:
#MeToo (9-10 am): Handling sexual harassment cases during the #MeToo movement and Pay Equity (11:20 am-12:20 pm): Pay equity issues remain complex for businesses to manage, and compelling to pursue in litigation. This panel will address issues in pay equity cases, including: conducting pay […]
California’s Capitol in the #MeToo Era
July 10, 2018
In this first episode of Courts & Capital, it’ll cover the #MeToo scandal across California specifically hitting the state’s Legislature hard. What are the legal standards in harassment cases? Has the Legislature exempted itself from the laws it applies to other employers? We talk to Wendy Musell (Stewart & Musell) of the California Employment Lawyers Association and plaintiff’s attorneys Micha Star Liberty (Liberty Law Office) and Genie Harrison […]
Congratulations to Amber Phillips and Mary Olszewska, who were named Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.
CLICK HERE for a copy of Super Lawyers Magazine, Southern California Rising Stars 2018.
Tax-Law Typo Risks Bankrupting #MeToo Victims Without GOP Fix
June 5, 2018 — By Jeff Green and Sahil Kapur for Bloomberg / Politics.
(Bold type added by Genie Harrison Law Firm):
Republicans are considering a fix to a provision in their new tax law that they acknowledge could inadvertently penalize victims of sexual harassment in the workplace.
But congressional gridlock before midterm elections in November means there’s no guarantee that the problem will be corrected quickly, if at all.
Women are rarely accused of sexual harassment, and there’s a reason why
December 18, 2017 — by Maria Puente, USA Today
Here are some excerpts from the story:
In the fire-hose torrent of sexual harassment scandals we are staggering under these days, one thing stands out as a common factor in all the cases: The accused are men.
“One of the reasons it is men who harass women, and sometimes other men, is that this […]
“California Employer Questions After Charlottesville”
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August 22, 2017 – Expert analysis for Law360.com by Genie Harrison
We may champion the protection of members of the LGBTQ community who demonstrate in support of their equal rights, or for women who march against political and societal misogyny, but do we feel the same when employees wave the Nazi flag during weekend demonstrations?
What happens if a California employee, like Cole White, on his own time and outside of work hours, […]
“Comey Hearing Parallels What Fired Employees Face in Court”
Employment attorney Genie Harrison’s commentary on FBI Director James Comey Hearing
June 12, 2017 – by Genie Harrison for Law360.com
“At the time, did you say anything to the president about — that is not an appropriate request, or did you tell the White House counsel, that is not an appropriate request, someone needs to go tell the president that he can’t do those things?”
“You could have said ‘Mr. President, this meeting is inappropriate … You should not be making such a request.’”
“You had serious concerns about what the president had … directed you to do, and […]
When Your Boss Isn’t Decent Enough to Say, ‘You’re Fired’
June 6, 2017 – by Genie Harrison for Law360.com
As America watched, FBI Director James Comey joined the ranks of 7.1 million unemployed workers last month when President Donald Trump fired him halfway into his 10-year term. Comey’s termination was sensational, as was the way it happened.
Trump didn’t call Comey […]