Anne Shaver Discusses Glass Ceiling and Pay Equity at Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference

Anne Shaver Discusses Glass Ceiling and Pay Equity at Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the 51st Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference from April 26-27, 2018 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. She will be featured on the panel entitled “Will The Glass Ceiling Ever Break? Emerging Trends in Pay Equity” on Friday, April 27 at 1:45pm PST. [Read more…]

Anne Shaver Speaks on Gender Equity in Tech at ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law

Anne Shaver Speaks on Gender Equity in Tech at ABA National Symposium

Lieff Cabraser partner Anne B. Shaver will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, taking place from April 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Ms. Shaver will be featured on the panel titled “#TimesUp for ‘Brotopia’: Striving for Gender Equity in Tech” on Thursday, April 12 from 9:15-10:30am. [Read more…]

Judge Issues Order Certifying Class in Goldman Sachs Gender Discrimination Class Action

Goldman Sachs Gender Discrimination Case Moves Forward

On March 30, 2018, District Court Judge Analisa Torres issued an order certifying the plaintiff class under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 23(b)(3). In doing so, Judge Torres overruled Goldman Sachs’ arguments that the class did not satisfy the commonality, typicality, and adequacy requirements of Rule 23(b)(3), finding instead that the plaintiffs did indeed satisfy the Rule’s requirements. [Read more…]

Google Can’t Escape Women’s Claims of Pay Disparities, Gender Discrimination

Google Can't Escape Women's Claims of Pay Disparities, Gender Discrimination

Judge denies tech giant’s attempts to reduce size of proposed class in case over discrimination in salary and promotions for women

As reported in the Recorder (subscription) and the California Daily Journal (subscription), on Tuesday March 27th Judge Mary E. Wiss of the Superior Court of California issued an order permitting the pay equity class ation to proceed against Google. Judge Wiss found that plaintiffs’ classwide allegations were sufficient to survive Google’s attempts to have them stricken from the class action complaint. [Read more…]

Microsoft Gender Case Highlights HR-Employee Workplace Tensions

HR-Employee Workplace Tensions

As the #metoo movement gains ground amidst what seems like weekly if not daily announcements of new offenses and improper conduct by high-ranked officials and executives at companies across the country, Fortune begins a canvass of the field and the rampant challenges workers face in attempting to hold companies accountable for discrimination, toxic cultures, and individual manager and co-worker offenses by focusing on the issues facing one noteworthy tech giant: “Microsoft has a woman problem….” [Read more…]

Kelly Dermody Discusses Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary on ACS Bay Area Panel

Kelly Dermody Discusses Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary on ACS Bay Area Panel

On February 5, 2018, Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody spoke on an American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) Bay Area panel titled “Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary: What’s Next After Kozinski?” The event will took place at Lieff Cabraser’s office in San Francisco, California. [Read more…]

Microsoft Acknowledges Gender Imbalance in Tech Industry Even as it Fights Discrimination Claims

Microsoft Acknowledges Gender Imbalance in Tech Industry Even as it Fights Discrimination Claims

In the midst of squaring off against more than 8,600 former and current female employees in a class action lawsuit based on claims of systemic and pervasive discrimination, Microsoft Corp. admits in its filed response to the lawsuit that the company is “keenly aware of gender imbalance in the tech industry.” However, the company goes on to argue that a lawsuit – where the company could face a verdict assigning it significant liability for its actions – is not the right arena in which to address the problem. [Read more…]

Wall Street Often Left Unaccountable for Workplace Sexual Harassment – Is the System Rigged?

Wall Street Often Left Unaccountable for Workplace Sexual Harassment – Is the System Rigged?

Despite numerous women coming forward with workplace sexual harassment claims against male counterparts, there is one industry where senior executives seem to be left without any accountability for their misconduct – finance. And some women think enough is enough. The financial industry appears to spawn just as many cases of discrimination, harassment, abuse and assault as other industries, but the wealthy and powerful men of Wall Street don’t appear to suffer for their wrongdoing. [Read more…]