With the recent barrage of sexual harassment allegations flooding the news, many companies are re-evaluating whether alcohol-fueled work celebrations are a good idea. In fact, the 2017 Holiday Party Survey Report found that fewer companies will be serving alcohol at their holiday parties this year: just 47.8%, down from nearly 62% last year. Some are calling this the "Weinstein effect."
However, focusing on alcohol misses the problem, according to Nina Frank, who handles employee-based harassment cases at the New York law firm Outten and Golden.
After a well-known chef tried but failed to drag Rachel Waynberg, then a 27-year-old restaurant marketer, into the bathroom at a party, he still bragged to everyone around that he'd had sex with her.
Last year, as Iman Oubou, the founder of Swaay, a new-media company for women entrepreneurs, wrapped up her first-ever investment meeting, the potential backer suggested they could "seal the deal" in his hotel room.
When Amy Rose Spiegel, the editor-in-chief at Brooklyn-based Talkhouse Media, was 19 and interning at Death & Taxes seven years ago, co-founder Stephen Rockwell harassed her and other...
Woody Allen's comments on the sexual harassment scandal is yet another example of "men protecting men," says the president of the largest women's organization in the world.
For Allen, the famed Hollywood director who in 1993 was accused of molesting his 7-year-old adopted daughter, offering thoughts on the Weinstein allegations was a minefield to begin with, women's rights advocates and attorneys say. The allegations, which were lodged in the context of a child custody dispute, has never been proven, and Allen has denied them.
But instead of carefully tiptoeing through, Allen made it worse by...
Ever since last week, when reports of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment history began to emerge, attorney Nina Frank has seen an uptick in clients.
Though for Frank, who handles employee-based harassment cases at the New York-based Outten and Golden law firm, the dramatic shift first began last year.
"To be honest, the election of Donald Trump really brought people in," Frank tells Levo. "On the one hand, it made people feel dejected that we elected somebody who’s bragged about sexually assaulting people. But on the other hand, it made people less inclined to sit back and do nothing."
Outten & Golden LLP, a preeminent employee rights law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of five new associates to its growing practice of representing employees in all areas of employment law, including individual, class action, and WARN Act matters and cases.
Gregory S. Chiarello: Before joining the firm, Mr. Chiarello was an associate at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., representing employees in discrimination, retaliation, wage & hour, contract, and unemployment matters. A 2006 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Chiarello will be representing individual employees in...