We are here because of lies AND WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? by CAALA President Genie Harrison for The Advocate, February 2021 “What is the cost of lies? It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.” – Valery Alekseyevich Legasov (HBO’s “Chernobyl”) I write this column during the week between the president’s [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Stormy Hush Money Not as Common as Trump Claims, Hollywood Says May 3, 2018 — By Edvard Pettersson for Bloomberg. Here is a short excerpt from the story: President Donald Trump made it sound like the nondisclosure agreement his lawyer struck with an adult-film star was nothing special. Don’t try telling that to Hollywood lawyers. While it’s common for the rich and famous to include confidentiality clauses in contracts with personal trainers, household staff [...]
“California Employer Questions After Charlottesville” Download the PDF of the story “California Employer Questions after Charlottesville” , or read the story below: 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 [...]