Firm News

January 4, 2018
In an interview with Bloomberg’s June Grasso, Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz discusses Supreme Court Chief Justice John Robert’s recent order to review sexual harassment standards in the U.S. judiciary. Chief Justice Robert’s call to evaluate the current standards of conduct and its procedures for investigating...
January 4, 2018
Katz, Marshall & Banks senior counsel, Carolyn Wheeler provided insights to Corporate Counsel on How the #MeToo Movement Has Impacted Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Discussing the current culture of sexism, abuse and harassment in the workplace, Ms. Wheeler explains that, “The #MeToo movement has brought the depth,...
January 3, 2018
In a recent Bloomberg interview, Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz discusses a report from the Justice Department’s Inspector General, which details severe mishandling of sexual harassment claims at the department and substantiates cases of egregious workplace harassment.  Despite the IG findings, which were...
December 21, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was a guest on the Akerman WorkedUp Podcast speaking about the legal trends in employment law from the past year, and predictions for 2018. Ms. Katz and host Matt Steinberg discuss a broad range of topics, including sexual harassment in the workplace, and the settlement agreements...
December 21, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article entitled, “Bowser mandates training for 30,000 District employees to combat sexual harassment.” Ms. Katz comments on a new mandate implemented by Mayor Muriel Bowser that would require all 30,000 city employees to complete sexual harassment...
December 21, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in New York Times article, “Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns about Age Discrimination.” More companies are turning to online advertising, specifically on social media sites such as Facebook, for recruiting purposes. While traditional advertising allows advertisers to...
December 19, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Ms. Magazine article on sexual harassment, and how it affects many different people from a variety of backgrounds and industries. The piece, “The Weinstein Effect: How the downfall of one sexual predator can usher in an era of change for women everywhere”, covers...
December 18, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Washington Post article about the burdens that witnesses who speak up about sexual harassment can carry. The story, “For witnesses, calling out sexual harassment is complicated,” details specific anecdotes of workers who were retaliated against for corroborating a co...
December 15, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was interviewed for a Fox 5 News segment on the Maryland State Legislature’s new procedure for documenting and presenting complaints of sexual harassment. While the new data collection system will provide the public with the number of complaints, and information on how each matter...
December 14, 2017
Katz, Marshall & Banks partner Debra Katz was quoted in a Bloomberg article, “Hotels Add ‘Panic Buttons’ to Protect Housekeepers from Guests.” Housekeepers at hotels are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment and assault due to their workplace conditions, including reliance on customer satisfaction, physical isolation,...

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