• X Factor in Midterm Elections: Women’s Views on the Economy

    A recent Wall Street Journal poll found that men and women have very different views of the economy and economic opportunity.  These differences explain a gap in their outlook on politics that is shaping the midterm elections. Men and women showed a strong divergence when asked whether they see the U.S. as a country of equal… [Continue Reading]

    X Factor in Midterm Elections: Women’s Views on the Economy
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Releases New Federal Regulations Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination

    On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published new federal regulations for workplace discrimination against pregnant workers. The newly expanded legislation delineates for the first time how the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to pregnant workers, specifying that any form of harassment or discrimination of pregnant workers by their employers is a form… [Continue Reading]

    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Releases New Federal Regulations Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Bullying Guidelines Meet Measured Approval with Palo Alto School Board Members

    According to the Palo Alto Weekly, after being put on notice by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in December 2012 for mishandling the bullying complaints of a disabled student, the Palo Alto School District has reached an agreement on a new policy that will address the resolution process for complaints… [Continue Reading]

    Bullying Guidelines Meet Measured Approval with Palo Alto School Board Members
  • White House Responds to Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    On April 28, 2014, the Obama administration pledged to take actions to aid in the prevention and resolution of reports of sexual assaults and violence by students on college campuses across the country according to the Wall Street Journal. Spurred on by the protests and outcries of student activists, Obama created the White House Task… [Continue Reading]

    White House Responds to Sexual Assault on College Campuses
  • Former San Diego Mayer Sued Again For Sexual Harassment

    According to the Los Angeles Times, another sexual harassment lawsuit was filed this month against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.  Plaintiff Marilyn McGaughy alleges in the lawsuit that Filner kissed, massaged and groped her and made repeated sexual advances and sexual comments. Ms. McGaughy alleges Filner committed sexual harassment, sexual battery, and gender violence… [Continue Reading]

    Former San Diego Mayer Sued Again For Sexual Harassment
  • Court Upholds Large Attorneys’ Fees Award Against UPS in Gender Discrimination Case

    In the case of Muniz v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Ninth Circuit District Court upheld an attorneys’ fees award of almost $700,000 against Defendant UPS.  UPS argued that such a large attorneys’ fees award was not fair in a case where the Plaintiff, Kim Muniz, was awarded $27,280 in damages at trial after the… [Continue Reading]

    Court Upholds Large Attorneys’ Fees Award Against UPS in Gender Discrimination Case
  • Congressional Bill Addresses Military Sexual Assault

    On December 9, 2013, negotiators from the House of Representatives and Senate reached a compromise on a proposed bill to address the sexual harassment and assault of military personnel. Though the bill is a major step forward in the much sought after legislation, some proponents of the bill claim it doesn’t go far enough. Senator… [Continue Reading]

    Congressional Bill Addresses Military Sexual Assault
  • Saudi Women Drive in Defiance

    Driving has long been associated with freedom and independence. On Saturday, October 26, 2013, dozens of Saudi Arabian women asserted their right to access this freedom by taking to the streets in cars, videotaping their drives, and uploading the videos to YouTube. More than 100 total women drove in the weeks leading up to the… [Continue Reading]

    Saudi Women Drive in Defiance
  • Women’s Organization Accused of Same-Sex Harassment

    According to the New York Times, four women in New York are suing the National Association of Professional Women and three of its executives, alleging that the manager of the pro-women’s organization sexually harassed them by regularly “pinching and grabbing their buttocks and calling them vulgar names.” In addition, the women claim that their paychecks… [Continue Reading]

    Women’s Organization Accused of Same-Sex Harassment
  • Emotional Distress Claims in Sexual Harassment Cases

    Victims of sexual harassment often add a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress to their complaints. To support a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s conduct was so outrageous that it exceeded all bounds that are usually tolerated in a civilized community.  Severe emotional distress means… [Continue Reading]

    Emotional Distress Claims in Sexual Harassment Cases
  • Gun Companies Add More Marketing to Women

    Gun companies are increasing their marketing to women through products such as pink Flash Bang Bra holsters and tight “compression” shorts with built in gun holders. Some online gun retailer sites also offer bullet jewelry or jokey T-shirts with slogans like “P.M.S. (Packing’ My Sidearm)”. The Wall Street Journal reports that such marketing is coming… [Continue Reading]

    Gun Companies Add More Marketing to Women
  • Women’s Progress in Careers

    Despite having to face sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, women are making progress. The Wall Street Journal reports that women account for a third of the nation’s lawyers and doctors, a major shift from a generation ago when those professions were occupied almost exclusively by men. The Wall Street Journal article goes on… [Continue Reading]

    Women’s Progress in Careers
  • Kabul’s Sex Workers Organize

    The Wall Street Journal reports that prostitutes in Kabul, Afghanistan have organized into a clandestine self help network to halt the spread of disease, avoid detection by the state and flag abusive customers.   Male and female prostitutes are subject to particular risk in a conservative society where sex education is virtually nonexistent and where families… [Continue Reading]

    Kabul’s Sex Workers Organize
  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Women’s Rights

    By a five-to-four decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Marylandruled on March 20, 2012 that state workers cannot sue for money damages if their employers deny them medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). This ruling puts state workers and their families at risk when workers… [Continue Reading]

    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Women’s Rights
  • The Silencing of Sexual Harassment

    The number of sexual harassment charges filed per year has decreased, but this does not indicate that sexual harassment in the workplace has slowed down. In fact, recent poll shows that 1 in 4 women face sexual harassment in the workplace. These sexual harassment claims increasingly either go unreported or are handled through arbitration and… [Continue Reading]

    The Silencing of Sexual Harassment

Employment Lawyers List 11 Common Mistakes by Sexual Harassment Victims

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You know you’ve been harassed and it’s time to take action. Your next steps could have important consequences for your sexual harassment case. Educate yourself and preserve the integrity of your sexual harassment case. Click through the links below to our articles and videos detailing some of the common mistakes that sexual harassment victims make and  Read More …

Do You Need a Sexual Harassment Lawyer?

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Sexual harassment can manifest itself in different forms, which makes it difficult for a sexual harassment victim to accurately assess the strength of their harassment claim and/or retaliation claim and what the next steps ought to be. An experienced sexual harassment lawyer can help you navigate the complications involved in employment law. In California, the courts  Read More …

Employment Lawyers Combat Bullying in the Workplace

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Bullying has been a hot-button topic in recent years, particularly school bullying, which has resulted in a number of tragic student suicides.  But long after leaving high school behind, many face bullying as adults, including bullying in the workplace, cyberbullying, and domestic violence. Bullying in the workplace can give rise to legal claims.  Workplace bullies  Read More …

Beyond the Criminal Case: Lawsuits for Sexual Abuse of Children Against the Perpetrator and the Perpetrator’s Employer

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Emotional scars from child sex abuse and molestation can last a lifetime.  While perpetrators of child sex abuse can be punished through the criminal courts, victims can also file civil lawsuits for sexual assault and abuse of a child.  In addition to suing the perpetrator, victims can hold schools and companies responsible for their negligent  Read More …

The Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination By Employment Attorneys

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It is illegal to discriminate against a woman based on the fact that she is pregnant. Employment law provides that pregnant women must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations. Below please find the facts about pregnancy discrimination at work. Hiring The first fact about pregnancy  Read More …

Free E-book by Sexual Harassment Attorneys

A Victim’s Guide to Sexual Harassment, authored by sexual harassment attorneys Timothy B. Broderick and Katrina Telfer Saleen, sets forth a comprehensive 200 page guide for those who have suffered from sexual harassment. The book includes steps that a victim can take in response to sexual harassment and features “Cases In Point” which describe the facts of real cases in which the courts have determined what types of behavior qualify as unlawful sexual harassment. A Victim’s Guide to Sexual Harassment addresses sexual harassment as not only a legal problem, but also as a social and emotional problem.

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