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 [...]

2020-06-29T15:40:06-07:00

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 [...]

2020-06-25T10:38:08-07:00

Genie Harrison Comments 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 [...]

2020-06-25T10:39:31-07:00

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 [...]

2020-06-25T10:42:54-07:00

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, [...]

2020-06-25T10:47:36-07:00

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 [...]

2020-03-21T22:25:29-07:00