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Coronavirus Triggers Workplace Discrimination

By John D. Winer The coronavirus, COVID-19 has changed the dynamics of our workplaces and has increased the potential for discrimination based on xenophobic fears and social stigma towards certain people. As the deadly virus spreads across the globe, coronavirus is causing widespread panic in every facet of life, including our jobs. People of Asian… read more

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Sexual Predators Hiding Behind Dating Apps

By John Winer Millions of Americans are using dating services to meet new people, but using them may come with a risk. A new investigation by ProPublica, Columbia Journalism, and Buzzfeed found that popular dating apps owned by Match Group including Tinder, OkCupid, and Plenty of Fish, some of the most popular dating apps in… read more

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Weinstein Verdict a Watershed Moment for #MeToo

By John Winer One of Hollywood’s darkest chapters is ending after a New York jury convicted movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and rape but acquitted him of predatory sexual assault. It’s a vindication for the #MeToo movement which gave a voice to sexual assault and abuse survivors who feared no one would listen… read more

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Podcast: “America Out Loud- Let the Silent Voices be Heard”

From the Podcast: Few things are more powerful than faith. And few things are more devastating than when that faith is abused. On this episode of Thread of Evidence, Dr. Joni Johnston talks with John D. Winer, an attorney who has prosecuted numerous cases of sexual abuse by religious leaders. During the interview, they explore… read more

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Abuse Survivors Now Have More Time to Fight Back

By John D. Winer Patrick Von Horn’s first memory of childhood abuse was of his mother screaming bloody murder after she witnessed a priest raping him. The horrifying attack is one of many instances of clergy abuse that Patrick repressed from his mind for decades until his mother’s death five years ago. “At first, I… read more

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California Restaurants: Worst Offenders for Sexual Harassment?

A recent special report in the California Business Journal highlighted the rampant problem of sexual harassment in the California restaurant industry. Winer, Burritt & Tillis’s partner, John Winer, featured prominently in the report as a legal expert. In this blog post, we summarize the report and discuss how California’s anti-discrimination laws seek to protect restaurant… read more

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