Facebook Faces Large Fine Over Privacy Breaches in France

Facebook was issued a $165,616 fine after a French watchdog group accused the company’s privacy policy of violating French law.  While this fine is not going to put a dent in Facebook’s assets, the decision could force Facebook to change the way it operates. According to the French watchdog group, Facebook allegedly compiles personal data  Read More …

Female Coders Allege Gender Bias at Facebook

Data shows that code written by female engineers at Facebook was rejected more often than code written by men.  Some female engineers are crying foul play, stating that the data confirms their beliefs that female employees’ coding faced more scrutiny than male employees’ coding.  Facebook attributes any gap to an engineer’s rank, not gender. However,  Read More …

21 Tips to Remember for Deposition

1. Remember the name of the game 2. Never volunteer 3. Make sure you understand the question 4. Take time to think 5. Never guess 6. Remember sometimes you can’t remember 7. Be patient 8. Never lose your temper 9. Be polite, but firm 10. Speak clearly 11. Always finish your answer 12. Correct your  Read More …

Are Counselors Bound to Report Sexual Harassment Incidents on Campus under Title IX?

By Timothy Broderick, Lawyer at Broderick Saleen Law Firm Confidential communications with bona fide psychological counselors are protected under the university policy as well as under the ethical rules of confidentiality for psychologists. A major exception to the confidentiality for communications to psychologists is if the counseled party is a threat to themselves or others.  Read More …

Confidentiality for a Potential Title IX Claim is Not Guaranteed

By Timothy Broderick, Attorney at Broderick Saleen Law Firm If a victim of sexual harassment at a university such as Stanford requests confidentiality in making a report of sexual harassment, the university will give “serious consideration” to the request. The policy at Stanford is that only in rare circumstances will the university proceed to a  Read More …

Strict Title IX Reporting Requirements

By Timothy Broderick, Lawyer at Broderick Saleen Law Firm Under Title IX, universities such as Stanford are obliged to implement policies that employees, including student staff, must report all Title IX related concerns so that notification ultimately is given to the Title IX coordinator. The Stanford policy says all Stanford University employees, including student staff,  Read More …

Twitter is accused of gender discrimination

In the wake of the much-publicized Pao v. Kleiner Perkins trial, the national spotlight is newly focused on the issue of gender discrimination and bias in the tech world. The latest big name tech company to be named in a suit is Twitter, which is facing a class action lawsuit for sexual discrimination. Former software  Read More …

What is Sexual Harassment According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably  Read More …

Employment Law: Sexual Harassment Statute of Limitations in California

The sexual harassment statute of limitations in California is that a victim must file a charge of discrimination with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) within ONE YEAR from the date of the last incident of sexual harassment. The victim then has the option to ask the DFEH to investigate the claim or  Read More …