Spreading The Word About Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice As we enter into the last week of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we stand in solidarity with, and as allies of, all survivors of any form of sexual violence, including sexual harassment and assault. We recognize the courage it takes to come forward with your story, which [...]

2024-01-24T12:55:59-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Spreading The Word About Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Breaking Down the Act Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice In a historic move by the White House, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. Effective March 3, 2022, the new law will ban employers from enforcing pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers to resolve sexual assault or [...]

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$18 Million Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Settlement Close to Approval with Activision Blizzard

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice An $18 million discrimination settlement between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and video game company Activision Blizzard is close to receiving judicial approval after the presiding judge indicated she was likely to accept the deal with minor modifications. The EEOC’s investigation and lawsuit alleges that Activism violated Title VII [...]

2023-09-29T07:58:05-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on $18 Million Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Settlement Close to Approval with Activision Blizzard

Google Faces Racial Bias Lawsuit

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice A new lawsuit filed against Google alleges racial bias against Black employees along with promoting a hostile work environment. The plaintiff, who is seeking class certification, accuses the search engine giant of systemic, race-based discrimination against herself and other Black employees.  The complaint alleges that the plaintiff was [...]

2023-09-29T07:58:22-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Google Faces Racial Bias Lawsuit

More Plaintiffs Join Sexism, Harassment Lawsuit as Sony Tries to Dismiss the Case

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group In a recent lawsuit filed against Sony, a number of female Sony employees have accused the entertainment and gaming giant of workplace harassment and sexism.  The class action lawsuit, originally initiated in November 2021, continues to grow, with eight (8) additional women joining the class most [...]

2022-05-02T13:07:31-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on More Plaintiffs Join Sexism, Harassment Lawsuit as Sony Tries to Dismiss the Case