No Mercy for Women in the Religious Workplace

No Mercy for Women in the Religious Workplace July 28, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or at MsMagazine.com) It’s a brand-new day under Title VII for gay and transgender people in the workplace—but the U.S. Supreme Court says it’s another century for people employed by religious organizations. In two cases brought on behalf of women educators employed by parochial schools, the nation’s highest court handed religious employers an almost [...]

Genie Harrison Names to Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyers List for 2020

July 15, 2020 Attorney Genie Harrison is honored to have been named to the Daily Journal Top Labor & Employment Lawyers List for 2020 Genie Harrison has been recognized as one of the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California, by the Daily Journal, the nation’s leading daily legal newspaper, focused on law and business in California. The Daily Journal cited Ms. Harrison as a major voice in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in the wake of [...]

Temporary Changes in Employment Law as a Result of COVID-19

Refreshers & Temporary Changes in Employment Law as a Result of COVID-19 Both California and the federal government have taken steps to respond to the need to curtail the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent shutdown or limitations on businesses This downloadable PDF is a memo created by the Genie Harrison Law Firm explaining temporary changes in employment law as a result of COVID-19. Though our memo is not meant to be exhaustive, it does discuss [...]

CELA Voice

Update II: A Roundup of California Worker Rights in the Time of COVID-19 March 20, 2020 — by Andy Katz for CELA VOICE, The California Employment Lawyers Association’s blog Promoting Fairness and Equality in the Workplace As COVID-19 spreads, many workers are considering how to protect themselves and their families – while worrying about their work and budgets. At the time this blog post was last updated (March 20, 2020, 8:05 p.m.) the rapid [...]

Know Your Rights: This Pandemic Is a “Women’s Virus

Know Your Rights: This Pandemic Is a “Women’s Virus” April 27, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine Though COVID-19 appears to be more deadly for men, women bear a unique burden from the disease. More than 70 percent of healthcare workers in the U.S. are women. Women provide the vast majority of primary care for children and seniors. Women are more likely to work in jobs that cannot be done remotely and to lack health insurance, [...]

Genie Harrison Law Firm substitutes into lawsuit against Riot Games

New legal counsel takes over class action lawsuit against Riot Games February 24, 2020 — by Haydn Taylor for GamesIndustry.biz Click here for the entire story at gamesindustry.biz > Below is an excerpt from the story: Representatives of a class action lawsuit against Riot Games have hired new legal counsel and withdrawn their motion for a $10 million settlement. The move comes after it was revealed last month that the 1,000 class members may actually [...]

Do Women Still Need the Equal Rights Amendment?

Do Women Still Need the Equal Rights Amendment? Yes. Here’s Why. March 17, 2020 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine On January 15, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA, originally passed in 1972, was an attempt to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution the idea that all American citizens regardless of gender have equal rights “in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other matters.” It should [...]

#MeToo Story in Ms. Magazine by Columnist Genie Harrison

#MeToo Ended Our Silence—Let’s Keep Using Our Voices for Change October 4, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine October marks the second anniversary of the #MeToo movement’s viral explosion—and two years of momentous change inspired by courageous women who told stories of sexual harassment and assault that stemmed from the unfettered abuse of power. #MeToo was the social media equivalent of yelling from the rooftops, and it created a movement. Many women [...]

California Lawyers Slam Fee-Sharing at Law.com

California Lawyers Slam Bar Proposals for Fee-Sharing, Nonattorney Ownership September 23, 2019 — Cheryl Miller for Law.com Support, and opposition, for allowing fee-sharing with nonprofits and allowing nonlawyer ownership. > Genie Harrison of Genie Harrison Law Firm, opposed the proposal. “There is already too much pressure to be profitable, and making Google Law Firm, or something like that, a possibility is going to drive this into a gig economy task-based system instead of a [...]

Huffpost Interview With Genie Harrison

How This Lawyer Is Trying To Hit Harvey Weinstein Where It Hurts Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison has tackled Weinstein and Kevin Spacey — and now she’s going after the system. September 11, 2019 — By Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani Watch the entire interview on sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison at Huffington Post here > 

Bloomberg Story on Forced Arbitration by Genie Harrison

INSIGHT: Forced Arbitration Is Bad News for Employees, California Stats Show August 15, 2019 — By Genie Harrison for Bloomberg Law. After parsing five years’ of California employment arbitration data, Los Angeles employment attorney Gene Harrison and colleagues find statistics show employers reap the benefits of a secretive and grossly inequitable system. Harrison says arbitration skews in favor of economic powerhouses, including in sexual harassment cases, and supports the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act. [...]

Genie Harrison Named to Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyers List

July 10, 2019 Attorney Genie Harrison is honored to have been named to the Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyers List for 2019 Genie Harrison has been recognized as one of the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California, by the Daily Journal, the nation’s leading daily legal newspaper, focused on law and business in California. The Daily Journal cited Ms. Harrison as a major voice in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in the wake [...]

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