#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

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

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

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