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John Winer Honored as 2020 California Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

John Winer was recently recognized as a 2020 California Trailblazer by the National Law Journal for his work in representing survivors of sexual abuse and harassment over the last 40 years.  

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New Legislation Would Make Military Sexual Harassment a Crime

Written by John Winer October 2, 2020 Lawmakers recently introduced legislation that would transform the way the military deals with sexual assault and harassment allegations following a female soldier’s death that shook the country. The proposed changes would also include the creation of offices within the military branches that would investigate sexual misconduct accusations and […]

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How Title IX Rules Will Affect Campus Sexual Harassment Policies

By John Winer As the new school year begins for millions of students across the country, there are new rules in place that impact how educators handle claims of sexual assault and harassment. The U.S. Department of Education recently set out new rules on how K-12 schools, colleges, and universities must respond to reports of […]

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WBS Talked Sacramento Bee About Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Case involving female prison employee

WB&S’s John Winer talked to the Sacramento Bee about our firm’s workplace sexual harassment lawsuit involving a female prison employee who is suing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for workplace sexual harassment, retaliation and gender discrimination. Read the full article here:

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John D. Winer Profiled in LA Progressive Publication

Click image below to read article or scroll below:   #MeToo Ushered in Radical Change for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Decades before #MeToo became a global movement, attorney John D. Winer fought on the frontlines in a battle to convince California jurors that sexual abuse allegations had merit. Winer recalls facing a much more skeptical […]

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Sex Abuse Victims Outraged Over Catholic Church Receiving Pandemic PPP Loans

Written by John Winer As the COVID-19 health crisis began to escalate, thousands of small businesses across the country faced many financial challenges. Recent data indicates that while there were more than 140,000 small business closures, some businesses were lucky enough to receive much needed financial help by securing a loan from the federal Paycheck […]

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WB&S Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against The Head of LA Based Employment Firm

The head of the labor and employment practice at Los Angeles-based law firm Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs APLC is facing allegations he engaged in an extended campaign of “creepy” behavior toward an associate that peaked with a “nightmarish” incident during a work trip overseas. Read the Full Article here: California Law Firm Ivie […]

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WB&S’s John Winer talked with the Mercury News about our lawsuit filed on behalf of two students against Santa Clara University

WB&S’s John Winer talked with the Mercury News about our lawsuit filed on behalf of two students against Santa Clara University that claims the school failed to properly investigate sexual harassment allegations and is attempting to cover up a disturbing trend of sexual assault on campus. Read article here  

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WB&S Attorney Erika J. Scott Named Managing Partner

OAKLAND, Calif., (June 2, 2020) – Our firm is pleased to announce that senior associate Erika J. Scott has been named a managing partner of the firm, which has changed its name to Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP. WBS also announced the departure of name partner Shawn D. Tillis who is branching out on his own. […]

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