The agency that runs California’s prisons has settled a gender discrimination lawsuit by two of its female special agents for $2.3 million, in what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind for gender discrimination, including failure to promote, and sexual harassment within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Parker and […]
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, along with co-counsel Kaupp and Feinberg, has resolved a hard-fought case against the Federal Bureau of Investigation on behalf of a high-ranking woman currently serving as an FBI agent. The allegations focused on a squad of male agents who subjected her to sexual harassment and the retaliation that followed after […]
February 22, 2020 – Dr. Margaret Mitchell, founder and co-lead of Google’s Ethical AI research team with Dr. Timnit Gebru, has provided additional information regarding events leading up to her termination, which was announced late Friday afternoon. Dr. Mitchell has confirmed that, before and after Google’s termination of Dr. Gebru, she was vocally raising concerns […]
BetterBrave, a nonprofit dedicated to tackling sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, has launched the BetterBrave Community Podcast. The podcast intends to initiate conversations on a weekly basis to explore aspects of workplace harassment. New episodes are posted every Wednesday. One of the very first episodes features LVBH partner Jean Hyams discussing how reporting […]
The New York Times published an article discussing a lawsuit filed by LVBH on behalf of Emily Kramer against her former employer, the financial technology company Carta. In her lawsuit, Kramer alleges claims for gender discrimination, denial of equal pay, retaliation, and wrongful termination. As the article notes, Ms. Kramer claims that she was paid […]
As part of the settlement of a high-profile Title IX lawsuit brought by Virginia M., a former student, the Sacramento City Unified School District has agreed to sweeping programmatic changes in how it will respond to reports of sexual assault and harassment. Signed by the Superintendent of the District with the authorization of the District’s […]
A leading technology media company published an article featuring LVBH client Emily Kramer and LVBH partner Sharon Vinick. TechCrunch interviewed Kramer and Vinick regarding the lawsuit filed against Silicon Valley company Carta, in which Kramer alleges gender discrimination, denial of equal pay, retaliation, and wrongful termination.
July 21, 2020 – SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Emily Kramer, former Carta executive and VP of Marketing, filed suit against the equity-management software maker today, alleging that Carta discriminated against her on the basis of gender, retaliated against her, wrongfully terminated her in violation of public policy, violated the California Equal Pay Act, and failed […]