The #MeToo movement has had far-reaching effects throughout the workplace. The financial services industry has had unique challenges in this area for many decades, and when there are problems, they frequently lead to negative publicity. It is therefore imperative for employers in this industry to stay on top of issues related to sexual harassment.
Join Epstein Becker Green’s Lauri Rasnick, Edward Yennock, and Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper for this important program in Part II of this Financial Services Series.
Lauri F. Rasnick is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice in the firm's New York office.
Ms. Rasnick has significant experience representing employers in labor and employment matters. She regularly advises clients in many aspects of the employment relationship, including avoidance of litigation, employee terminations, disability and religious accommodation issues, wage and hour compliance, internal investigations, labor relations, and compliance with federal, state and local statutes. Ms. Rasnick frequently advises clients on the enforcement and drafting of restrictive covenants and employment agreements, and defends claims for bonuses and other compensation and litigates claims involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets.
Ms. Rasnick has also represented employers in a full spectrum of employment law matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. She has also engaged in the mediation and arbitration of employment claims, both in the traditional labor and employment contexts.
Ms. Rasnick writes and speaks on a variety of employment issues, including sexual harassment and respect in the workplace, wage and hour practices, the Family and Medical Leave Act, preventing and dealing with employment discrimination claims and charges, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, E-mail and Internet usage, creating appropriate employment policies, union avoidance, and trade secrets.
NANCY GUNZENHAUSER POPPER is an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.
Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Popper worked as an intern in the Law Department of the Kings County Supreme Court; the Employment Law Department of one the world's largest professional services, risk management, and insurance brokerage firms; and the Social Security Administration, among other positions.
While at law school, Ms. Popper received the CALI "Excellence for the Future Award" in Privacy in the Workplace.
EDWARD M. YENNOCK is a Senior Counsel in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Litigation practices, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He focuses his practice on the areas of employment disputes and complex civil litigation.
In 2017, Mr. Yennock was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list, in the areas of Employment Litigation: Defense and Employment & Labor.
In addition, Mr. Yennock understands the nuances of litigating matters that attract substantial public and media scrutiny. He works closely with institutional clients’ broader crisis management teams to ensure that an embattled client’s interests are being protected both inside and outside the courtroom.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Yennock was associated with an international law and public-policy firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. While at law school, Mr. Yennock served on the Editorial Board of the Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. He also served as an intern at the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Litigation Bureau in Manhattan, where he assisted in the defense of harassment and discrimination suits and other employment-related litigation.
Really fascinating stuff.