Sexual Harassment

Alcohol and Sexual Harassment

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry on January 30, 2018

Written by John Winer January 30, 2018 There are situations and environments which make sexual harassment more prevalent. A male-dominated company where women have little to no say in leadership; a college campus where women who are victims of sexual misconduct have no place to report these crimes; a Hollywood production company where powerful executives… read more

Sexual Harassment Inside Law Firms

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry on January 23, 2018

Written by Alexis McKenna January 23, 2018 If there’s one message we’ve learned as a result of the #metoo movement is that sexual harassment thrives in every industry, including within law firms. Women throughout the legal industry–attorneys, staff and vendors–have had to put up with an “old boys club” that perpetuates sexist stereotypes, unwanted sexual… read more

Debate over the Sexual Misconduct “Spectrum”

Posted in Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry on January 17, 2018

The recent news involving claims of sexual misconduct and harassment seems to have to hit the entertainment industry the hardest as new allegations emerge on a weekly basis against well-known actors, directors, producers and other powerful people in the industry. Award-winning comedian and actor Aziz Ansari is the latest celebrity to respond to sexual misconduct… read more

The Unintended Consequences of the #Metoo Movement

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment on January 9, 2018

For the last several months, women throughout the United States have been empowered in a truly remarkable and historic way. Since Hollywood powerhouse Harvey Weinstein had his past history of sexual misconduct fully exposed in the media, countless women have come forward to make known exactly the way they were sexually harassed or assaulted. A… read more

#Metoo Movement Jolts the Judiciary

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment on December 19, 2017

By John D. Winer December 19, 2017 With the recent resignation of federal appeals court judge Alex Kozinski, the rallying cry of the anti-sexual harassment and abuse movement is growing louder by the day. While it’s not surprising that the #Metoo movement has now reached the heights of the 9th Federal Circuit Court, its unrelenting… read more

Sexual Harassment Hits the 4th Estate

Posted in Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry on December 12, 2017

By Alexis McKenna Many of our nation’s largest and most respected news organizations are no longer just breaking huge stories about workplace sexual harassment — powerful journalists are now the focus of these new stories. Some of the best-known members of the media have fallen from grace following sexual harassment claims. The most recent star… read more

Sexual Harassment Knows No Gender, Industry, Sexual Orientation

Posted in Sexual Harassment on December 5, 2017

By John Winer December 5, 2017 What do Mariah Carey and Louis C.K. have in common? Both are well-known celebrities facing serious sexual harassment claims. While a significantly large portion of the people coming forward of late are women accusing men of some form of sexual misconduct, there are also many accounts of women sexually… read more

Lawmakers Scramble to Address Sexual Harassment Claims

Posted in Sexual Harassment on November 28, 2017

By John D. Winer November 28, 2017 The scope and impact of recent workplace sexual misconduct claims involving civic leaders, on both sides of the aisle, has hit fever pitch. Each day brings new revelations about disturbing behavior committed by people in positions of power who are supposed to stand up for the most vulnerable… read more

The Damaging Consequences of Sexual Harassment

Posted in #MeToo,Sexual Harassment,Sexual Harassment by Industry on November 16, 2017

By John D. Winer November 2017 A workplace characterized by unwanted sexual comments and behavior interpreted as sexual harassment can make employees very uncomfortable and lead to disastrous ramifications. The barrage of recent news stories detailing examples of sexual harassment occurring in a wide range of industries underscores how sex discrimination has become a pervasive… read more

Have I Sexually Harassed a coworker? When “boys will be boys” behavior crosses the line

Posted in Sexual Harassment on November 9, 2017

By John D. Winer A tidal wave of sexual harassment claims involving high profile men in positions of power has revealed a cultural shift towards recognizing the harmful impact of sexually predatory behavior. For victims on the receiving end of inappropriate behavior, this moment is liberating. For those who may have perpetrated a culture of… read more