Kelly Dermody in USA Today on Best Steps for Reporting Sexual Harassment

Kelly Dermody Talks to USA Today on Best Steps for Reporting Sexual Harassment

USA Today has published an article on the steps employees should take in the event of experiencing sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace. The piece provides useful information to victims of inappropriate and harmful sexual behavior, and in light of variances between employers, laws, and states, USA Today consulted with lawyers to provide the best possible guidance. [Read more…]

223 Women Working in National Security Sign Open Letter on Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment

“This is not just a problem in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, newsrooms or Congress.”

223 current and former female national security workers have signed an open letter saying that they “have survived sexual harassment and assault or know someone who has experienced it.” The list includes current and former diplomats, servicemembers, development workers, and civil servants, and calls for mandatory training and outside data collection on how often sexual harassment occurs, as well as stronger reporting. “This is not just a problem in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, newsrooms or Congress. These abuses are born of imbalances of power and environments that permit such practices while silencing and shaming their survivors.” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody in the New Yorker on The Tech Industry’s Gender Discrimination Problem

Kelly Dermody in the New Yorker on The Tech Industry's Gender Discrimination Problem

The New Yorker has published a lengthy examination of sex and gender discrimination in the tech industry. Amidst multiple new lawsuits including those filed by Lieff Cabraser against companies like Google and Sandia National Labs, the national media and wider conversations are turning more and more to what will hopefully be a watershed time in bringing long-overdue equality to one of the most important and high-value industries in the world. [Read more…]

U.S. Law Firms Setting the Standard for LGBTQ Workplace Equality and Inclusion

U.S. Law Firms Setting the Standard for LGBTQ Workplace Equality and Inclusion

Nearly 80% of law firms in the United States have earned top scores and are setting a new standard for LGBTQ workplace equality and inclusion, announced the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC”). The legal field has earned the highest rate of any industry, scoring almost perfectly on the equality benchmark with top-tier inclusion efforts. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Featured at 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Featured at 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser attorneys Kelly M. Dermody and Anne B. Shaver will be featured at the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference running from November 8-11, 2017 in Washington DC. On Thursday, November 9th, Ms. Dermody will be co-moderating a panel titled “Meet the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: An Insider’s Perspective,” while on Friday November 9th Ms. Shaver will participate in the panel discussion “Intersectionality and Discrimination Claims Involving Multiple Categories.” [Read more…]

Microsoft Gender Bias Case Seeks Class Action Status for 8,600 New Plaintiffs

Microsoft Gender Bias Case Seeks Class Action Status for 8,600 New Plaintiffs

With co-counsel, Lieff Cabraser represents three female current and former tech professionals suing Microsoft Corp. for gender discrimination who are seeking class action status for their suit to bring in an additional 8,630 female Microsoft workers who have been employed by the company since 2012. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody in The Daily Journal: Google Gender Discrimination Case Sheds Light on Industry-Wide Problems

Kelly Dermody in The Daily Journal: Google Gender Discrimination Case Sheds Light on Industry-Wide Problems

Widespread media attention has focused on the recently-filed Google gender discrimination lawsuit, which alleges that tech giant Google has engaged in multiple pay and promotion violations, as well as the illegal occupational segregation of female employees in California. [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses Pay Disclosure & Transparency at 2017 Transatlantic Employment Law Conference

Kelly Dermody Discusses Pay Disclosure & Transparency at 2017 Transatlantic Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody is speaking today at the Employment Lawyers Association’s (ELA) Fifth Transatlantic Conference in London, England. She will be appearing on the panel “Pay Disclosure and Transparency.” The panel will address transparency, employee pay equity, and the reporting obligations of employers to authorities, shareholders, and the general public. Kelly and the other panelists will discuss these matters from both a UK and US perspective. [Read more…]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Google Sued in Class Action Alleging Sex Discrimination

Gender discrimination

Complaint Charges Google with Multiple Pay and Promotion Violations, Illegal Occupational Segregation of Female Employees
San Francisco, California (September 14, 2017) – Attorneys James M. Finberg of Altshuler Berzon LLP and Kelly M. Dermody of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announce that a lawsuit filed today in San Francisco Superior Court alleges that Google has engaged in systemic and pervasive pay and promotion discrimination against its female employees in California. [Read more…]