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Labor and Employment Shareholder, Amy L. Bess, was recently quoted in the Business Insurance Magazine article titled, “More Men Filing Sexual Harassment, Bias Claims.” The article suggests that male sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims are on the rise due to an increased awareness of men’s rights under the law, in addition to the ailing economy and resultant competitive job market.

Said Ms. Bess, “As employers are becoming more cognizant of the need to have a balanced workforce, I think men are becoming aware of their rights under the federal discrimination laws.”

Amy L. Bess concentrates her practice on employment litigation. Her experience includes the representation of employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, defending against claims of sex, race, disability and age discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, restrictive covenant disputes, wrongful termination and wage and hour violations. She regularly counsels employer clients in all of these areas, drafts and negotiates employment and severance agreements, conducts on-site workplace investigations, presents training seminars and speaks to employer groups on avoiding workplace problems.

Ms. Bess has first-chair bench trial, jury trial and arbitration experience and is regularly involved in mediations. She also is experienced in the defense of complex class action litigation, including pattern or practice litigation brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Source:, August 29, 2010.


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