February 17, 2023 – The Fair Housing Council of San Diego has announced Leslie Levy as a recipient of the 2023 Unsung Heroine Award, which will be presented during their annual Fair Housing Laws and Litigation Conference. In the Council’s statement announcing this honor, Executive Director Mary Scott Knoll said: “In the beginning, there was […]
The UC Berkeley’s Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law will feature LVBH partner Jean Hyams in a half-day program focused on settlement of sexual harassment cases on January 26, 2023. Ms. Hyams will weigh in on all things settlement and mediation based on two decades of experience as a mediator. The CLE program “Rethinking […]
The Los Angeles Times interviewed LVBH attorney Wendy Musell for an article regarding how the California Assembly handles confidentiality in investigations of sexual misconduct by legislators and others. The article focuses on the Assembly turning over witness identities as part of its settlement of a lawsuit by a former California Assemblymember who stepped down after […]
Berkeleyside published an article discussing a lawsuit filed by LVBH on behalf of three women against their employer, Berkeley Unified School District. In the lawsuit, the female custodians allege claims of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation, as well as failure to prevent harassment and discrimination. As the article notes, this is the second lawsuit […]
Sacramento, CA, October 1, 2021 – Today, the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, ruled that a former member of the California Assembly cannot sue the woman who accused him of sexual assault. In holding that the fair report privilege applies in the case of Dababneh v. Lopez, the court’s ruling protects survivors who […]
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams and Ehlert Hicks recently secured a rare win in a writ proceeding before the California Court of Appeal. The underlying case — Dr. Meena Zareh v. County of Los Angeles, University of Southern California, et al., is pending in Los Angeles Superior Court. The writ petition challenged a protective order entered […]
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 […]
No employer likes to receive a harassment complaint. Yet, how the employer handles the complaint can cause even more of a nightmare. In the latest issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine, LVBH partner Jean Hyams discusses best practices for conducting a fair and thorough investigation.
Tanzina Vega from the public radio show “The Takeaway” interviewed LVBH partner Sharon Vinick about how employers can be held liable for harassment that occurs while employees are working remotely. In the segment Sharon discusses the risks of the virtual office and how businesses can respond to them.
LVBH Partner Leslie Levy was recently interviewed for a column regarding CNN legal analyst and New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin’s indecent exposure during a Zoom meeting. The column, published recently in the Los Angeles Times, considers what has been learned in the age of #MeToo. It also discusses whether Zoom meetings are considered workplace meetings. […]
LVBH Partner Sharon Vinick was recently interviewed for an article that just appeared in the Washington Post regarding former cheerleaders of the Washington Football Team who have filed a lawsuit alleging that the team created lewd videos using outtakes from swimsuit calendar photographic sessions. Ms. Vinick, who brought successful wage-theft lawsuits on behalf of cheerleaders […]
The National Women’s Law Center has published its 2020 Progress Update: Me Too Workplace Reforms in the States. The report provides an overview of progress that has been made in advancing anti-harassment legislation for workers around the country and highlights how survivors have led the push for state law reforms. LVBH’s Wendy Musell is quoted […]