Sexual Harassment

Popular Wine Country Bistro Sued for Sexual Harassment

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry 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 #MeToo,Sexual Harassment 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 #MeToo,Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry 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 #MeToo,Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry 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 #MeToo,Sexual Harassment 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

Gender Pay Gap in the Workplace

Posted in Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry on March 27, 2018

Written on behalf of Alexis McKenna March 27, 2018 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has identified significant power disparities in a workplace as one of the risk factors for harassment and discrimination. Despite federal and state laws enacted to protect workers from this very issue, the problem still exists. Over the course of more than… read more

#MeToo Olympics Sheds Light on Abused Athletes

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment on March 13, 2018

By John D. Winer March 13, 2018 With the pomp and circumstance of the Winter Olympics now in the rear-view mirror, leading sports organizations are beginning to take a hard look at how systemic failures in leadership allowed the sexual abuse of young athletes to fester for decades. One of the first signs of change… read more

What Justice Looks Like After Sexual Misconduct Has Occurred

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment on February 20, 2018

By Alexis McKenna February 20, 2018 If there is anything the #MeToo movement has taught the general public, it’s that there are a million ways to mishandle sexual misconduct claims. Some companies encouraged the behavior, others tried to hide or ignore it, and still others performed some form of bumbling investigation that provided no real… read more

The Staying Power of the #MeToo Movement

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry on February 13, 2018

By John D. Winer February 13, 2018 As sexual harassment bombshells continue to shake up the corporate, political and entertainment industries, victims’ advocated are cautiously optimistc that the #MeToo movement has real staying power and will not blow over like just another hashtag meme. The latest executive titan to fall is Steve Wynn, who recently… read more

Paying the Price for Sexual Harassment

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment on February 6, 2018

By Alexis McKenna February 6, 2018 The financial fallout from workplace sexual harassment is hard to calculate, but it’s potentially enormous and devastating for both victims and employers who pay the price for misconduct. As more women emerge from the shadows, empowered by the #MeToo and #Time’sUp movements, the emotional and financial costs associated with… read more