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Abuse by People in Power

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

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Sexual Harassment Inside Law Firms

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 advances, and worse. Read full blog here. 

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Debate over the Sexual Misconduct “Spectrum”

Many people are quick to point out and say that some behaviors shouldn’t be considered sexual harassment. This is because many don’t know about the spectrum of sexual harassment. It’s time for some clarity on what is on the spectrum and how people are affected. Read full blog here.        

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The Unintended Consequences of the #Metoo Movement

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. Read… read more

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#Metoo Movement Jolts the Judiciary

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 message has sent a jolt through the… read more

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Winer, McKenna & Burritt Associate, Shawn Tillis, Featured in Magazine

Winer, McKenna & Burritt Associate, Shawn Tillis, was featured in the Cover Story of the The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Fall 2017 San Francisco Attorney magazine. Mr. Tillis also serves on the board of the Alameda–Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (ACCTLA). Magazine online: http://www.sfbar.org/sfam_archives/2017/sfam_fall2017.aspx Download PDF of article.

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