Category: Sexual Harassment

August 27, 2017 Alezah Trigueros No comments exist

On August 14th and 18th, Amy Oppenheimer gave the incoming 1L students of Berkeley Law their orientation to Title IX. Amy presented to 220 LLM students from all over the world, and 280 incoming JD students on sexual harassment and sexual violence. The presentation covered the history of Title IX, definitions and concepts, and resources available…

May 2, 2017 Cara Panebianco No comments exist

Today the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released a Workplace Harassment Guide. The new guide, available here, provides recommended practices for preventing and addressing workplace harassment. The guide was developed by DFEH’s California Sexual Harassment Task Force, of which Amy Oppenheimer is a member. It provides insight into employer responsibilities addressed in the…

January 30, 2013 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

A California Appeals court affirmed the granting of summary judgment in favor of an employer who terminated an employee based on findings from an investigation. In the investigation, an outside attorney/investigator found that the employee had violated the employer’s sexual harassment policy and had not cooperated with the investigation. Based on these findings, the employee…

January 29, 2012 Amy Oppenheimer No comments exist

A California Court has held that an investigative report in a sexual harassment complaint against a public school teacher is subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act The case is Marken v. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District A high school teacher was accused of sexually harassing a 13 year old student.  An outside investigator…