Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Rampant for LGBT Service Members
A newly released study found that sexual harassment, assault, and stalking remain a persistent problem in the U.S. military. Service members identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) may face enhanced risk compared to heterosexual service members. According to the CUNY Grad School of Public Health & Health Policy, despite the repeal of the… read more
As More #MeToo Cases Come to Court, What Evidence Is “Relevant” to Prove the Plaintiffs’ Claims?
WBS’s John Winer talked to CEB about how the rules of evidence in California and most states, are set up in a way that gives alleged perpetrators an enormous advantage over accusers in terms of attacking credibility. Read More
#MeToo in the Age of Coronavirus
Written by John Winer The COVID-19 global crisis has completely changed the way we live our daily lives. As the number of confirmed cases continues to rise and businesses, schools, and public gathering spaces across the country remain closed, Americans continue to live life in quarantine indefinitely. Daily life as we know it has changed… read more
Workplace Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against State Appeals Court Justice
WBS’s Kelli Burritt talked to Law.com about a new workplace sexual harassment lawsuit filed against LA-based State Appeals Court Justice Jeffrey Johnson who is accused of engaging in a widespread pattern of misconduct that demeaned, harassed and sexualized at least 17 women. Read More.
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
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
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
State Worker Sues CA Department of Corrections for Workplace Sexual Harassment
October 9, 2019 A new lawsuit filed by WBS against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation highlights how the state is failing miserably to implement new laws involving workplace sexual harassment. Several California state agencies have failed to provide sexual harassment training for all their supervisors as required by state law, and the number… read more
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
John Winer Discusses Latest Sexual Harassment Allegations on KTVU (Video)
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