Attorney Andrea Downing Discusses Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Amid High-Profile Sexual Harassment Scandals Nov30

Attorney Andrea Downing Discusses Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Amid High-Profile Sexual Harassment Scandals

Published November 30, 2017 by  Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, Charlie Rose, Roger Ailes, Kevin Spacey, Mark Halperin: all major media figures who have lost their high-profile, high-paying jobs due to allegations of sexual misconduct at work. Starting with Harvey Weinstein in October, the behavior of Hollywood mogul...

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In the Media: Attorney Andrea Downing on Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases Dec14

In the Media: Attorney Andrea Downing on Non-Disclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases

Published December 04, 2017 by  In the age of the #MeToo Movement, with the firings of powerful men after disclosures of misconduct, Salon.com looks at the role of non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases. The esteemed publication turns to employment attorney Andrea Downing on insights into how NDAs wo...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – FAQ Friday Feb23

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – FAQ Friday

Sexual harassment is a serious and prevalent issue that can create a toxic and unsafe work environment. Employment law attorney Andrea Downing discusses in the workplace and how to document these incidents in this week’s FAQ Friday. What constitutes...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Part 2 – FAQ Friday Mar02

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Part 2 – FAQ Friday

Published March 02, 2018 by  attorney Andrea Downing delves further into what constitutes  in the workplace in this week’s FAQ Friday. Is same-sex sexual harassment in the workplace actionable? Sexual harassment is not limited to a man har...

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New Merit Systems Protection Board Appointee – FAQ Friday Apr13

New Merit Systems Protection Board Appointee – FAQ Friday

Published April 13, 2018 by President Trump recently appointed Andrew Maunz as a new board member to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB is a judicial agency in the Executive branch that i...

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Workplace Bullying & Harassment – FAQ Friday Apr27

Workplace Bullying & Harassment – FAQ Friday

Published April 27, 2018 by A situation involving bullying or harassment in the workplace is not necessarily illegal on it’s own. The legality of the situation depends upon whether it the harassment is tied to a protected class. Employment l...

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Independent Contractor vs Employee Status – FAQ Friday May04

Independent Contractor vs Employee Status – FAQ Friday

Published May 4, 2018 by What’s the difference between an independent contractor and an employee? Employment law attorney Andrea Downing explains why worker classification is so important on this week’s FAQ Friday. Independent contractors: Hav...

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In the Media: Attorney Andrea Downing on Uber Prioritizing Sexual Harassment Cases May18

In the Media: Attorney Andrea Downing on Uber Prioritizing Sexual Harassment Cases

Published May 18, 2018 by Salon.com turns to employment attorney Andrea Downing for insights on Uber’s public troubles. The rideshare company will no longer force into arbitration those who claim they have been or harassed by Uber drivers. The move is intended to reduce the cult...

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What Are Liquidated Damages? – FAQ Friday Jun22

What Are Liquidated Damages? – FAQ Friday

Published June 22, 2018 by Employment law attorney Andrea Downing says you will often see the term “liquidated damages” appear in clauses and sections of employment contracts. Liquidated damages are the amount you are owed . “If you take a case of liquidated damages for unpaid overtime to court you should b...

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