Firm News

April 20, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partners Debra Katz and Avi Kumin were quoted in articles for the Associated Press, Law360, and SHRM about the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that a worker’s past compensation can no longer serve as justification for paying women less than men. The 11-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court ruled that an...
April 20, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a New York Times article titled, “Pro Cheerleaders Say Groping and Sexual Harassment Are Part of the Job.” Interviews with dozens of cheerleaders have painted a distressing picture of abuse that cheerleaders are expected to endure as part of their jobs. Interacting...
April 17, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Alexis Ronickher spoke at a panel for the Washington Metro Industry Liaison Group called “Employers and the #MeToo Movement.” The panel was moderated by Andrew Turnbull, Counsel at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Ms. Ronickher was joined by Kathleen Williams of Epstein Becker &...
April 9, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed by National Public Radio for its show “On Point,” which talks to newsmakers and thought leaders to go behind the headlines and get to the heart of today’s most pressing issues. The episode, which premiered on April 9, is titled “Bill O’Reilly, Sexual Harassment and...
April 6, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Jessica Westerman wrote an article for Bloomberg Law titled, “What is the Difference Between Workplace Bullying and Illegal Sexual Harassment?” As an extension of her piece for KMB’s Employment Blog, Ms. Westerman examined the history of the Civil Rights Act, and how Title VII applies to sex...
April 6, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was a speaker for an American Bar Association webinar, “Barriers to Combatting Sexual Harassment In and Out of Court and Legislative Responses in the #MeToo Moment.” The webinar addressed the obstacles that many plaintiffs face when trying to prevail on sexual harassment claims,...
April 3, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks is representing former Director of Operations for Isabella Eatery, Chloe Caras, in her sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against celebrity chef Mike Isabella, his company, Mike Isabella Concepts, and four of his business partners. See a copy of the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court...
April 3, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in an AP story titled, “Six months of #MeToo: Hopes are high for lasting impact.” There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future ability of women to work in offices without having to endure sexual harassment. Powerful men have been fired for misconduct at...
March 30, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks associate Jessica Westerman was quoted in an article for the Society for Human Resource Management titled, “Workplace Bullying and Harassment: What’s the Difference?” Since the #MeToo movement, there has been greater attention paid to inappropriate or callous behavior by bosses and coworkers. And...
March 28, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Super Lawyers article titled, “Can Emojis be Deemed Sexual Harassment?” The small faces and pictures used in text messaging are ubiquitous in many people’s online conversations, but they can also have ambiguous meanings, especially in cases of sexual harassment....

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