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- Wendy Musell weighs in with the Daily Journal about the how the federal
CARES Act affects California employees amid COVID-19.
- Stewart and Musell, LLP supports nurses denied expenses for work equipment
and hotel expenses during COVID-19 crisis.
- Wendy Musell talks with the Daily Journal about hazard pay for grocery
store workers during COVID-19 pandemic.
- Wendy Musell weighs in with the Daily Journal regarding nationwide ban
on non-compete agreements.
- Stewart & Musell, LLP congratulates partner Wendy Musell on being named
a Super Lawyer for 2020.
- Stewart & Musell, LLP is pleased to announce Wendy Musell was again
named a top 100 national trial attorney by National Trial Lawyers.
- Wendy Musell talks to The Register about age discrimination in the tech industry
- Wendy Musell defends whistle blower as he faces retaliation in the workplace
- Wendy Musell speaks on behalf of disgruntled Google employee about the
company's inconsistent employee speech policies
- Wendy Musell joins Larry Mantle on “Air Talk” KPCC Public Radio
in Los Angeles to discuss ballot measure seeking to carve out CA from
- Wendy Musell discusses Google’s workplace speech policies
- Wendy Musell talks to Larry Mantle, host of Air Talk on 89.3 KPCC about
legislation for workers versus independent contractor status.
Wendy Musell was a speaker at the 37th annual conference of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
(CAALA) speaking about
Harassment & Related Civil Rights Causes of Action, August 29- September 1, 2019
Wendy Musell of Stewart & Musell, LLP was qouted in
Google bans politics, aka embarrassing stuff that gets leaked, from internal
Wendy Musell featured in the
Los Angeles Daily News article
Prosecutors allege sexual harassment retribution at Los Angeles County
- Wendy Musell weighs in on unionization efforts in Silicon Valley.
- Wendy Musell weighs in on Silicon Valley firings and union activity.
Wendy Musell speaks to the LA Times regarding transgender employment rights
and trends. Learn more
Wendy Musell whistleblowing suit at tech giant.
Read more here.
Wendy Musell of the California Employment Lawyers Association said members
of the public should be able to judge for themselves whether such instances
merit voting someone out of office. Read more
Wendy E. Musell mentions the #MeToo movement at Capitol. Learn more
Wendy E. Musell speaks about a Testimony from prison psychiatrist. Learn more
Wendy Musell featured in
The Guardian article
New Trump policy makes it easier for big tech to discriminate, insiders say
- At California’s Capitol, those accused of sexual harassment find success
- Wendy E. Musell's Podcast | California's Capitol in the #MeToo Era
- LA NPR Radio Affiliate 89.3 KPCC Interviews Wendy Musell About a Series
of Bills Introduced in Response to #MeToo
- San Francisco Chronicle highlights Wendy Musell speaking behalf of victims
of sexual harassment in the Legislature
- State Legislature Holds Hearing To Address Issues With Sexual Harassment
- Wendy Musell of the California Employment Lawyers Association testifies
as employment law expert to the California Legislature regarding sexual
harassment and the public’s right to know.
On February 15, 2018 Wendy Musell provided testimony to the California
Legislature Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment
Prevention and Response on behalf of the California Employment Lawyers
Association. Learn more
- Stewart and Musell, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Wendy Musell
was named Chair and President of the California Employment Lawyer’s
Association, the largest employment law attorney organization in California
serving the rights of workers. Ms. Musell will serve in this role for
a two-year term from 2017 to 2019.
Justice for Victims: Re-examining California’s Legal Standards for
Sexual Harassment | Wendy Musell spoke as an employment expert at an Informational hearing
for the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Select Committee on Women,
Work & Families co-sponsored by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.
Speaker “EMPLOYMENT LAW IN TODAY’S POLITICAL CLIMATE” for the California
Employment Lawyer’s Association 2017 conference.
Wendy Musell joined KRON4 to discuss sexual harassment in the workplace.
Watch the interview
They reported sex harassment in state jobs and found ‘retaliation
is alive and well’ | Wendy Musell discusses the retaliatory conduct in state jobs
Attorney Wendy Musell will be a speaker at the 29th Annual CELA Employment Law Conference, “2016 New Laws and Legislation”
on this coming Saturday in Orange County, CA. We hope to see you there!
- Wendy Musell is now serving as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at University
of San Francisco School of Law in employment law.
Attorney Wendy Musell will be speaking at San Mateo County Bar Association Labor and Employment
Section’s lunch presentation this Thursday, April 21st, regarding
workplace investigations. Attorney Musell will be presenting on the ethics
of workplace investigations, which includes preparing for the investigation
and confidentiality issues.
Wendy Musell of Stewart & Musell, LLP is currently representing a
sexual harassment victim who was terminated from the Army after filing a sexual harassment
complaint about her training supervisor. The Army has paid the victim
$820,000 in settlements.
- Wendy Musell of Stewart & Musell, LLP spoke at the most recent Alameda
Bar County Association 6th Annual Employment Law Symposium to discuss
the Ethics of Investigation and Information Gathering in Employment Lawsuits.
Musell and her fellow panelists discussed the best ways to ensure ethical
investigations, evidence preservation, and evidence gathering methods.
Attorney Wendy Musell comments on the issue of 'volunteers' at
the Oscar's, saying "Particularly in California, a volunteer
means an individual who performs work for a civic, charitable or humanitarian
reason. The fact that they're not-for-profit doesn't mean that
they get a free reign to not pay individuals if they're actually performing
work. That's only the first enquiry." Are seat-fillers truly
volunteers? Read the article to learn more.
How hundreds of volunteers could sue the Oscar Academy under wage-and-hour law
Stewart & Musell, LLP filed a complaint against Pacifica School District
employment. The employee in the case has been allegedly subjected to unwarranted
discipline, age-based discrimination and harassment. Learn about the case
and the causes of action involved.
Trial scheduled this week for PSD employment, food service issues
Attorney Musell represented several clients who sued the parks department.
She stated that top officials at the parks department were notified that
tens of millions of dollars were hidden months before the $54 million
slush fund was revealed in newspaper headlines. She then said "When
they hear there is unlawful conduct of this level, they are required to
take action; that action did not occur." Read more about the case.
California Parks Whistleblower Says He was Ignored
Read about a case where a deliveryman filed a lawsuit against the Pacifica
School District accusing it of knowingly serving expired food. He was
retaliated against after he raised his concerns and is now suing the district.
Two news stories have been written about this issue:
Whistleblower Charges Pacifica School District With Serving Expiring Food
Whistleblower Charges Pacifica School District With Serving Expiring Food
A state parks and recreation department employee complained about her supervisor
bragging about her sex life. The employee said that "She wanted to
know who I was sleeping with, and she would often and very publically
talk about her sexual relationship with the men who worked there."
This goes further, the employee also said "If I did not share with
her about my personal life and private life, she would affect my career."
The employee ended up being fired after she took medical leave. She got
her job back but the employer stayed on the job. Attorney Musell now represents
this employee and several other women in harassment lawsuits against the
state, read more about this specific case.
Parks and Rec Employee Claims Supervisor Sexually Harassed Her
- Trabajadores de Construcción Logran Victoria Contra Empresa
Employment lawyer Wendy Musell discusses an issue with a Christian employer
who has a longstanding conduct policy requiring sexual abstinence for
all single employees and faithfulness within the Biblical covenant of
marriage between a man and a woman. Attorney Musell says that in the eyes
of the law, it's unlikely that a proactive application of such a policy
would be acceptable. She added. "Asking an employee about their sexual
activity and sex life, I cannot think of a time that would be appropriate."
Read more on this issue.
The Christian Employer That Tells Its Staff When They May or May Not have Sex