Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources

The following is an article written by Jessica Westerman that appeared in Bloomberg Law, as an extension of her blog for Katz Banks Kumin's Employment Law Blog. Not all employees who face bullying in the workplace have actionable sexual harassment claims against their employers. Screaming bosses, coworkers who intentionally...
Katz Banks Kumin partner Lisa Banks and senior counsel Hannah Alejandro published an article in the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law entitled, "Changing Definitions of Sex under Title VII." In the article, Ms. Banks and Ms. Alejandro discuss how interpretation of Title VII's clause prohibiting employment discrimination "...
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra Katz and senior counsel Hannah Alejandro published an OpEd for Law360 on October 30, 2016, entitled, "How Sexual Harassment Stays Hidden." They discuss the recent surge in the number of women publicly sharing their experiences with sexual harassment and sexual assault in the aftermath...
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...
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra Katz and associate Colleen Coveney published an article in Law360 on June 20, 2016, entitled “Title IX Enforcement: A Lack of Institutional Support.” The article discusses how the events that led Baylor University to remove its president, Ken Starr, and head football coach Art Briles reflect a...
Katz Banks Kumin Partner Debra S. Katz published a continuing legal education white paper entitled “Sexual Harassment Claims and Defenses in Federal Courts” on February 8, 2012.  Alison B. Asarnow, an associate at the firm, assisted with the research and writing.
Katz Banks Kumin Partner Debra S. Katz published a continuing legal education white paper entitled "Sexual Harassment Claims and Defenses in Federal Courts" on February 14, 2011.  Alison B. Asarnow, an associate at the firm, assisted with the research and writing.
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz published a continuing legal education white paper entitled “Sexual Harassment Claims and Defenses in Federal and District of Columbia Courts.”  The paper was published on September 14, 2010.  Katz Banks Kumin associate Alexis Rickher assisted in the research and writing of the paper.
Katz Banks Kumin partner Debra S. Katz 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 education...