Sexual Harassment Blog

Miss America’s #MeToo Moment

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on July 17, 2018

By John D. Winer July 17, 2018 Beauty pageants like the Miss America competition have long come under fire for objectifying women and judging women against an ideal version of beauty created by men. Finally, thanks largely to the #MeToo movement, Miss America and other pageants are reckoning with the damage this has caused and… read more

Sex Workers Embracing #MeToo

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on July 10, 2018

By John D. Winer July 10, 2018 The #MeToo movement has triggered a tectonic shift in the way our culture views workplace sexual harassment and abuse across a wide range of industries but it hasn’t caught on as quickly for sex workers. Women, men and transgender people who make a living in the sex industry… read more

USC Gynecology Scandal; How to Protect Students

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on July 5, 2018

By John Winer July 5, 2018 There is no official count yet on how many women disgraced USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall violated; however, the numbers will most likely be staggering. Thousands of young women attend USC every year, and this doctor worked at the student health center for decades. By early June, it was… read more

Gay Marriage, Wedding Cakes and Discrimination

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on June 7, 2018

By John Winer June 7, 2018 As the civil rights movement in America continues to progress, LGBTQ issues continue to be at the forefront, both in legislatures and courthouses. While there are some very clear lines in terms of what does/doesn’t make up discrimination, several areas remain murky. A recent ruling by the Supreme Court… read more

Institutions Protecting Sexual Predators

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on May 30, 2018

By John D. Winer May 30, 2018 The University of Southern California has been under scrutiny for two recent cases involving sexual misconduct on campus. At least 20 women have filed multiple lawsuits against the school’s health center gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, for sexual misconduct. In the lawsuit, the victims claim that during exams he… read more

Popular Wine Country Bistro Sued for Sexual Harassment

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on May 10, 2018

By John D. Winer May 10, 2018 A Napa Valley Institution, Bistro Don Giovanni is now at the center of a sexual harassment scandal. Our firm filed a new lawsuit on behalf of a kitchen worker who alleges sexual harassment, assault and battery by a kitchen co-worker. The lawsuit contends that management failed to address… read more

When Men Face Sexual Harassment

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on April 26, 2018

Written by Alexis McKenna April 26, 2018 The #MeToo movement has shined a spotlight on workplace sexual harassment involving women who have endured mistreatment at the hands of men for many years. We hear about stories of women being harassed, touched inappropriately and propositioned for sex, but few men have spoken out about the harassment… read more

Abuse by People in Power

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on April 17, 2018

Written by John D. Winer April 17, 2018 In the hands of the wrong person, power can be dangerous. That’s especially the case in the workplace, where the abuse of power can lead to sexual harassment. Almost always, sexual harassment is about power. It is about an individual controlling or threatening another individual which is… read more

What is the Difference Between Monica Lewinsky and Rose McGowan?

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on April 10, 2018

By John D. Winer April 10, 2018 If today, a news outlet reported that the President of the United States had a sexual relationship with a woman just out of college, there would be an outrageous uproar and the President would be undoubtedly shamed beyond belief. Given the events of the last six months, the… read more

Judiciary Under The #MeToo Microscope

Posted in Sexual Harassment Blog on April 3, 2018

By John D. Winer The rise of the #MeToo movement has exposed the courts to renewed criticism about sexual harassment and workplace misconduct involving the judiciary. According to investigative reporting by the San Diego Union-Tribune, the administrative agency for California’s state court system shelled out more than $600,000 since 2011 to investigate or settle sexual… read more