Employment Law Blog

Politics in the Workplace: What Are Your Protections?

October 18, 2016
In an article published today for Law360, partner Debra Katz and I explained the surprising state of the law surrounding protections for employees and restrictions on employers in issues involving politics in the workplace. Particularly in today’s incredibly contentious political climate, we thought that it was...

Debra Katz and Hannah Alejandro Author Article on Ailes Sexual Harassment Suit

August 22, 2016
Katz, Marshall and Banks partner Debra Katz and senior counsel Hannah Alejandro published an article in Law360 on August 19, 2016, entitled, "Ailes Scandal Puts Sex Discrimination Issues In Plain View." The article discussed the role of corporate culture in the explosive Gretchen Carlson harassment lawsuit...

How Teachers and Coaches Can Defend Against Sexual Harassment

June 14, 2016
Over forty years ago, Congress enacted Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) to eliminate sex discrimination in educational institutions. Though much progress has been made since Title IX’s enactment, gender equity issues continue to plague colleges and universities. While responsibility for ensuring full and...

Study Shows Spike in Family Responsibilities Discrimination Claims

May 27, 2016
The Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law has just published a fascinating new study analyzing over 4,000 employment suits filed in claims related to balancing employee’s family responsibilities with work, which the study refers to as family responsibilities discrimination (FRD)....