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WB&S Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Berkeley Unified School – Read SF Chronicle Article

‘Worst moments of my life.’ Former Berkeley High student alleges repeated abuse by teacher by Matthias Gafni Soon after Rachel Phillips arrived at H Building for her senior yearbook photo shoot, she felt a hug from behind. She said she quickly realized it was her chemistry teacher, the one she alleges sexually assaulted and harassed […]

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Workplace Harassment and Its Portrayal on TV

Written by Kelli Burritt May 28, 2021 The #MeToo movement that swept the country in 2017 brought a fresh focus on sexual harassment and misconduct that occurs in the workplace. According to the American Bar Association, in response to the movement, fifteen states passed new laws protecting against sexual harassment in the workplace, including California, […]

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How to Fight Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Written by John Winer May 03, 2021 While ageism is nothing new, the widening wealth gap and current economic frustrations have put a spotlight on age discrimination in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of workers aged 65 or older has grown by 117% in a span of 20 years, […]

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Gender discrimination and harassment plagues U.S. temporary work programs

Written by John Winer April 26, 2021 Each year, thousands of women are recruited to work in the United States on temporary work visas. The Department of Labor explains that foreign labor certification programs permit U.S. employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary or permanent basis to fill jobs essential to the U.S. economy. […]

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Can Employers Require Employees to Get Vaccinated Before Returning to the Workplace?

By John Winer “Have you been vaccinated for Covid-19?” It’s a question employer may be tempted to ask as employees begin to return to the workplace.  But is it necessary for a safe work environment or a violation of workers’ medical privacy? It’s an issue that raises legal and ethical questions as business owners and […]

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How the Aftermath of Proposition 22 Impacts Consumers

Written by John Winer For many years, companies and legislators have debated whether gig economy workers like those who work for Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Postmates, and DoorDash should be entitled to benefits such as minimum wage and unemployment insurance. In November 2020, gig economy companies celebrated a major victory after California voted to pass a […]

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A Disturbing Rise in Discrimination and Harassment in the Asian American Community

By John Winer March 10, 2021 A series of violent attacks against Asian Americans has surged in the United States following the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking fear and outrage around the world, with civil rights groups and advocates demanding action. In 2020, a hate-incident-reporting website received thousands of self-reports of discrimination and harassment nationwide, from verbal […]

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WB&S Files Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Napa State Mental Hospital

Napa Valley Register profiled our client, who recently filed a lawsuit against the state for allegations of sexual abuse and forced sterilization when he was a child at the Napa State mental hospital more than half a century ago. Read the Napa Valley Register article here: LINK                 […]

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Former San Francisco Medical Center Employees File Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Written by John Winer February 09, 2021 Our firm recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit on behalf of two former employees of a San Francisco medical center, who allege they were subjected to harassment and discrimination due to their race and color and were retaliated against when they spoke up about the abuse. A 2020 […]

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