November 2017 Archives

Is change coming regarding sexual orientation discrimination?

In a prior post, we focused on the question of whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act could be extended to include sexual orientation as a protected class. At that time we opined that the quick answer would be “no” given that there had been no legislative push to expand the existing protected classes. Also, we noted that federal courts would be hesitant to expand the reach of a law without Congress’ blessing.

Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP Chosen for 2018 "Best Law Firms" Ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

According to U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers peer review, "Firms included in the 2018 'Best Law Firms' list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise."

New sexual harassment revelations in California's legislature

In the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, discrimination against female employees, particularly those in subservient roles, has become a national conversation. While it remains to be seen whether the conversation will lead to wholesale change, one thing is for certain. Sexual harassment is prevalent in a number of fields that some may have believed were immune to inappropriate behavior.

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