Christine Walika, a longtime executive at the American Bankers Association sued the trade association in Washington, D.C., court Thursday, alleging that women and minorities who work amid its “old boys’ club culture” are subjected to pervasive harassment and discrimination and that she was fired for speaking up about it.
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.
News headlines regarding the allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski and Latham & Watkins Chair Bill Voge serve to highlight an underreported and widespread problem in the legal industry, according to Wendi Lazar, executive editor of a newly updated handbook published by the American Bar Association that offers the legal industry a detailed look...
Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog—Nicholas Sikon
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.
The once robust statute now leaves a gaping hole for those employees in the private sector who report securities related violations to their employer. Now, after the Supreme Court's ruling, employees are required to report directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to avail themselves of legal protection under the statute - internal reporting is no longer enough.