• 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
  • Bullying in Palo Alto Schools

    The issue of bullying in schools has received national media attention in recent years, but just how often are local students being bullied?  According to a survey of Palo Alto middle school students performed last year, 48 percent of all students surveyed reported being verbally bullied at least once in the last year, 38 percent… [Continue Reading]

    Bullying in Palo Alto Schools
  • 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… [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
  • Burger King Franchisee Settles Sexual Harassment Claims for $2.5 million

    On January 8, 2013, Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., the Burger King Corporation’s largest franchisee, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Carrols Corporation (“Carrols”), had entered into an agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to settle longstanding litigation commenced by the EEOC in 1998. The Wall Street Journal reports that the EEOC case alleged that… [Continue Reading]

    Burger King Franchisee Settles Sexual Harassment Claims for $2.5 million
  • Chief Operating Officer of Square Quits After Sexual Harassment Accusation

    Keith Rabois, the chief operating officer for local mobile payments company Square abruptly resigned this week because a male employee accused him of sexual harassment. Rabois is a well known senior executive and startup investor. According to reports, Rabois said that he had been contacted by a New York attorney for his accuser, an unidentified… [Continue Reading]

    Chief Operating Officer of Square Quits After Sexual Harassment Accusation
  • Teens Face Sexual Harassment At Work

    New research indicates that teens working in low level positions may be more likely to face sexual harassment on the job according to an Illinois State University Study. The researchers found a high level of harassment among teens surveyed including lewd comments or behavior, sexist jokes, and unwanted sexual advances. Sexual harassment is often about… [Continue Reading]

    Teens Face Sexual Harassment At Work
  • 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
  • New Employment Laws in 2012

    The California Chamber of Commerce has published a list of about two dozen California employment laws that have now been in effect since January 1, 2012. Most of them are designed to protect employees and place extra administrative burdens on employers. Two laws in particular caught our attention: one that expands pregnancy disability for employees… [Continue Reading]

    New Employment Laws in 2012
  • 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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