Kirstin Muller

Kirstin Muller

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

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With the State of the Union Likely To Highlight Gender Equality, It is Time to Ask Whether Your Organization is on Track for a...

It has been almost eight years since the United States Supreme Court decided the Lilly Ledbetter case under Title VII and six years since President Obama invited Ledbetter to attend his State of the Union address. You may or...more

1/16/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Equal Pay Gender Equity Goodyear Lilly Ledbetter SCOTUS State of the Union Title VII

Should the EEOC’s Decision to Put the Cart First Subject the Agency to Judicial Scrutiny and Its Lawsuits to Dismissal?

In EEOC v. Mach Mining LLC, the Seventh Circuit answered this question in the negative. Finding that the EEOC’s failure to adequately conciliate was not a valid defense as courts do not have the tools to adequately assess...more

1/13/2014 - EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Actions

What Can You Learn from San Diego’s Recent Sexual Harassment Problems: The DFEH is Serious about AB 1825 Sexual Harassment...

If you thought the California Department of Fair Employment (“DFEH”) was not busy monitoring compliance with employers’ sexual harassment prevention training obligations, think again. The DFEH recently entered into a...more

1/6/2014 - Compliance DFEH Sexual Harassment Training

How The Shutdown Affects You: The EEOC’s Plan

As we previously reported to you, while the federal government remains officially shut down as Congress continues its budget negotiations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has put into place its shutdown...more

10/16/2013 - EEOC Government Shutdown

Angry and Abusive Chefs on Celebrity Cooking Shows Are Normal, But It is a Different Story When the Abuse is Allegedly Race-Based

Paula Deen, a celebrity chef known for her extreme Southern cooking and excesses, has been embroiled in scandal for the last several months, bringing together an odd mix of legal and marketing issues, celebrity, and Southern...more

8/15/2013 - Discrimination EEO Harassment Paula Deen Race Discrimination

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