Employment Law Blog

Debra Katz & Matthew LaGarde Discuss Political Coercion in the Workplace in New Article

October 20, 2016
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra Katz and associate Matthew LaGarde published an article in Law360 on October 17, 2016 entitled, "OPINION: Employee Political Coercion Protections are Weak." In the article, they discuss the state of law surrounding protections for employees in issues involving politics in the workplace. Their...

Politics in the Workplace: What Are Your Protections?

October 18, 2016
In an article published today for Law360, partner Debra Katz and I explained the surprising state of the law surrounding protections for employees and restrictions on employers in issues involving politics in the workplace. Particularly in today’s incredibly contentious political climate, we thought that it was...

Debra Katz and Hannah Alejandro Author Article on Ailes Sexual Harassment Suit

August 22, 2016
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra Katz and senior counsel Hannah Alejandro published an article in Law360 on August 19, 2016, entitled, "Ailes Scandal Puts Sex Discrimination Issues In Plain View." The article discussed the role of corporate culture in the explosive Gretchen Carlson harassment lawsuit against former...

How Teachers and Coaches Can Defend Against Sexual Harassment

June 14, 2016
Over forty years ago, Congress enacted Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) to eliminate sex discrimination in educational institutions. Though much progress has been made since Title IX’s enactment, gender equity issues continue to plague colleges and universities. While responsibility for ensuring full and...

Study Shows Spike in Family Responsibilities Discrimination Claims

May 27, 2016
The Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law has just published a fascinating new study analyzing over 4,000 employment suits filed in claims related to balancing employee’s family responsibilities with work, which the study refers to as family responsibilities discrimination (FRD)....

Ethical Problems in Employment Litigation

November 30, 2006
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz published a continuing legal education white paper entitled “Ethical Considerations in Employment Litigation.” The paper was presented at an American Law Institute-American Bar Association continuing legal education seminar on November 30, 2006. The full text of the paper is available...

Legal Ethics Issues in the Representation of Multiple Parties: Issues Affecting Plaintiffs' Lawyers

April 6, 2006
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz[1] published a continuing legal education white paper entitled “Legal Ethics Issues in the Representation of Multiple Parties: Issues Affecting Plaintiffs' Lawyers.”  The paper was presented at the "24th Annual Employment Law & Litigation Institute: Legal Trends and Practice...

Keeping the Employee Working: Reasonable Accommodations and Leave Requirements

March 11, 2006
Katz Banks Kumin partner Lisa J. Banks published a continuing legal education white paper entitled “Keeping the Employee Working: Reasonable Accommodations and Leave Requirements.”  The paper was presented on March 11, 2006 in Seattle, Washington.  The full text of the paper is available below.  A PDF is...

Retaliation Claims: Law and Recent Developments

December 1, 2005
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz[1] and Alan Kabat of the Bernabei Law Firm published a continuing legal education white paper entitled “Retaliation Claims: Law and Recent Developments.”  The paper was presented for an advanced employment law and litigation seminar on December 1, 2005. The full text of the paper...

Evidence Issues in Harassment and Retaliation Cases: The Plaintiff's Perspective

September 15, 2005
Katz Banks Kumin partner Lisa J. Banks and Alan Kabat of the Bernabei Law Firm published a continuing legal education white paper entitled “Evidence Issues in Harassment and Retaliation Cases: The Plaintiff's Perspective.” The paper was presented at an American Law Institute-American Bar Association continuing legal...

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