Genie Harrison Law Firm Archives / Sexual Harassment Articles

Daily Journal Podcast on #MeToo Featuring Genie Harrison

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) [...]

2019-07-17T20:07:29-07:00

Amber Phillips and Mary Olszewska Named Rising Stars

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.

2019-07-17T22:46:31-07:00

Tax Law Typo Risks Bankrupting #MeToo Victims Without GOP Fix

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 [...]

2019-07-17T22:47:17-07:00

Genie Harrison on Harvey Weinstein Arrest for USA Today

Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra, Asia Argento applaud Harvey Weinstein’s arrest May 25, 2018 — By Bill Keveney for USA Today. CLICK HERE for the entire story and photos in USA Today. Here is a short excerpt from the story with Genie Harrison’s comments: Some of Harvey Weinstein’s famous accusers — including actresses Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra and Asia Argento — made strong statements on social media Thursday endorsing news reports that the disgraced movie mogul would [...]

2019-07-17T22:51:21-07:00

Genie Harrison Comments on Stormy Daniels Hush Money

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 [...]

2019-07-17T22:52:21-07:00

What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment laws protect employees at work and students at school.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and What You Should Do If You Are Being Harassed By Rebecca J Sobie and Genie Harrison Sexual harassment at work is common and it almost always leads to devastating consequences for the victim, including fear, humiliation, anxiety, depression, inability to function well at work and in life, problems in relationships, and loss of self-esteem.  You have the right to be free from sexual harassment at work that creates a [...]

2019-07-17T23:03:24-07:00

Genie Harrison Recognized by Hollywood Reporter

Congratulations to Genie and our friend and colleague Ann Fromholz who were both recognized as top lawyers at the center of the anti-harassment movement by The Hollywood Reporter. Read a short except below, and the full story at The Hollywood Reporter, HERE>. Meet 6 of the Hollywood Lawyers at the Center of the Anti-Harassment Movement April 5, 2018 — By Ashley Collins From spearheading the Time’s Up legal defense to Bill O’Reilly’s defamation suit, [...]

2019-07-17T23:08:54-07:00

Genie Harrison to Represent Sandeep Rehal on Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Committee

Committee For Unsecured Weinstein Co. Creditors Includes Two Of Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Plus WME March 28, 2018 — By Date Hayes for Deadline Hollywood The Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Committee will include Genie Harrison representing former Harvey Weinstein assistant Sandeep Rehal Unsecured creditors trying to extract compensation from the Weinstein Company will be represented by a five-member committee that includes two of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers and major talent agency WME. According to a one-page document filed [...]

2019-07-17T23:10:02-07:00

Genie Harrison Featured in Pasadena Magazine 2018 Top Attorneys Issue

When Saying No Isn’t Enough Story by Sara Smile Sexual harassment isn’t exclusive to Hollywood. Lawyer Genie Harrison breaks down what constitutes sexual harassment, and what you can and should do about it. Sexual harassment in the work place, and particularly in Hollywood where “the casting couch” has become an accepted cliché, had long been condemned publicly, while the private reality was often ignored, if not sanctioned. When Bill Cosby, a beloved Hollywood and [...]

2019-10-16T18:36:03-07:00

Genie Harrison’s Comments in Washington Post on the USA Gymnastics Confidential Settlement Agreement with McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney sues USA Gymnastics, saying it tried to buy her silence on abuse December 20. 2017 — by Bill Hobson, The Washington Post CLICK HERE for the entire story at WashingtonPost.com An excerpt from the story is below: Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney sued USA Gymnastics on Wednesday, alleging the Olympic sports organization sought to buy her silence with a confidential settlement agreement last year relating to her abuse by longtime women’s [...]

2019-09-11T17:39:01-07:00

Women Are Rarely Accused of Harassment Says Attorney Genie Harrison in USA Today

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 is [...]

2019-07-17T23:28:51-07:00

Genie Harrison on Devos’ Rollback of Title IX Protection Guidelines

The Truth About Rolling Back Obama-Era Title IX Guidelines September 26, 2017 – By Genie Harrison for Law 360.com. CLICK HERE to download the pdf or read the story below: “I have an arrangement with a student each semester, because I don’t get taken care of at home. You take care of my needs and I will take care of yours. You will make yourself available to have sex with me once a week as and when [...]

2019-07-17T23:31:18-07:00
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