individual case news

Law360—Aebra Coe

A recent lawsuit against Morrison & Foerster alleging discrimination against women who have children illuminates a question looming over the legal industry: Are law firms truly welcoming to mothers, or are their parental leave policies merely lip service? Outten & Golden LLP partner Cara E. Greene is quoted.

Law360—Aebra Coe

The #MeToo movement has not spared law, with a federal appellate judge and the chair of one of the world’s largest law firms resigning over allegations of sexual misconduct in recent months. Outten & Golden LLP partners Wendi S. Lazar and Gregory S. Chairello are quoted.

ABA Journal

Outten & Golden LLP partner Wendi Lazar recently edited an updated manual on the topic for the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.—Lydia Morrish

Outten & Golden partner Kathleen Peratis is quoted in this article regarding when Zelda Perkins signed a non-disclosure agreement with Miramax in 1998, she was sworn to secrecy about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged harassment of herself and a colleague. For 20 years Perkins stuck by the undertaking, which banned any publicizing of Weinstein’s unwanted advances. But at the end of 2017, she publicly broke that contract, jeopardizing her future and her bank account.

Law360—Vin Gurrieri

The Sixth Circuit’s groundbreaking decision Wednesday that a funeral home owner’s religious beliefs didn't shield him from a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming he illegally fired a transgender employee serves as a clear warning to employers that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a questionable tool to defend against trans discrimination suits. Outten & Golden LLP partner David Lopez is quoted.

Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers shrinks Dodd-Frank's protections against workplace retaliation for corporate whistleblowers. Outten & Golden LLP partner Tammy Marzigliano is quoted.

Wall Street Journal—Joann S. Lublin

Women executives who speak up about sexual misconduct often see their careers stall. Outten & Golden LLP partner Wendi S. Lazar is quoted.