Is Law Enforcement the Next Industry to Face #MeToo?

Posted in #MeToo,Breaking News,Sexual Harassment on August 16, 2018

By John D. Winer August 16, 2018 With the arrival of the #MeToo movement, one of the last industries to address workplace sexual harassment is law enforcement. However, a new bill working its way through the state legislature may provide stronger protections for victims of workplace sexual harassment within the law enforcement industry. If SB… read more

Sexual Misconduct and Airlines: When Flying the Friendly Skies Becomes Too Friendly

Posted in #MeToo,Breaking News,Sexual Harassment on August 7, 2018

Written by John D. Winer Air travel is a strange proposition. Between the time doors on the plane close and then open, the people on board are stuck together for the duration. For the most part, flights take off and land without any real incident. However, the behavior women are forced to endure can be… read more

Sexual Harassment in the Hotel Industry

Posted in #MeToo,Breaking News,Sexual Harassment on August 3, 2018

Written by John Winer August 3, 2018 In the average hotel, a guest will find a front desk in the lobby, a restaurant/bar somewhere on the ground floor and of course rooms. In each of those locations however, there also lives such rampant sexual misconduct that by some estimates nine out of ten hotel employees… read more

Miss America’s #MeToo Moment

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

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