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08.29

WB&S Files Lawsuit Against Berkeley School District, John Winer Quoted in The Daily Californian

“It is my understanding that there was a looseness of enforcement of appropriate standards of behavior,” alleged John Winer, senior partner of the plaintiff’s representing firm Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP. “Teachers were able to get away with things they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to with a structured environment.” Read Full Article HERE Former […]

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03.24

“New Law Helps Sexual Harassment, Assault Victims Seek Justice” – Read John Winer’s Article Published by Daily Journal

Most companies nationwide have implemented mandatory arbitration agreements, requiring all employment-related claims to be arbitrated rather than go to a jury trial. Mandatory arbitration agreements are constitutional and enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). However, these secret deals have been criticized in light of the #MeToo movement. A new federal law that was recently […]

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03.24

How the Department of VA Is Failing our Veterans

Life in the military can take its toll on the mental health and well-being of many veterans and active-duty members due to the trauma they may experience on and off duty. The significant challenges they encounter are described as the “invisible wounds of war.” It’s not surprising that many service members experience mental health issues […]

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03.24

NBA Bay Area’s Investigative Unit Profiles WB&S Lawsuit Against VA Psychiatrist

Our firm currently represents three Bay Area military veterans who are struggling with severe mental health issues and are accusing their former Veterans Affairs (VA) psychiatrist of serious ethical and legal lapses. Unfortunately, therapist abuse is not rare and our clients’ case is not an isolated incident at the VA. “You need to vet the […]

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03.15

Update: Teacher in Sexual Assault Suits Will Have License Revoked

Effective March 20, former Berkeley High School teacher Matthew Bissell’s teaching credential will be revoked by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing after facing allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Berkeley High School alumna Rachel Phillips filed the lawsuit in June 2021 alleging Bissell inappropriately touched and sexualized her from 1999 to 2003 when she was a […]

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03.15

WB&S Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Chiropractor – John Winer Quoted in Merced Publication

Attorney John Winer told the Merced Sun-Star “what makes him even more dangerous is that he’s devious,” Winer said. “He managed to sexually abuse (her) under the guise of treatment to the point where she was initially confused about what he was doing. It’s very, very devious behavior.” Click here to read the full article […]

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03.02

WB&S Sues Marin County Rehab Center for Sexual Harassment of Vulnerable Patient

WB&S filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former patient of a prestigious Marin County rehab center who accuses a staff member of sexual harassment and abuse. Our client shared her harrowing experience with the Marin Independent Journal. Marin drug rehab faces sexual abuse lawsuit                     […]

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03.02

John Winer Quoted in Press Democrat on Lawsuit Against Auberge Solage Resort and Spa

The Press Democrat talked to WBS’s John Winer about our firm’s workplace sexual harassment lawsuit against Napa Valley’s Auberge Solage Resort & Spa. “If you let somebody get away with this, if you don’t fire somebody who has multiple accusations with credible proof, the problem is going to spread.” We represent three former employees who are speaking out […]

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02.14

California Business Journal Profiles WB&S Clients Suing Napa Valley Resort for Sexual Harassment

Another Former Employee of a Luxury Napa Valley Resort Breaks Silence About Workplace Sexual Harassment at Auberge Solage Resort & Spa in Calistoga A third woman has shared her story with the California Business Journal detailing allegations that a supervisor in charge of training other employees on policies and procedures for Auberge habitually harassed and […]

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12.01

WB&S Files Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawsuit Against Berkeley Unified School District

WB&S Partner John Winer quoted in The Daily Californian: “Our goal is to change policies so that complaints are taken more seriously,” Winer said. Read the full article below Former Berkeley High School teacher accused of sexual assault, harassment by Gabe Classon Berkeley High School alumna Rachel Phillips has filed a lawsuit against her former […]

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