Trial Magazine

2016 June—Protecting Workers' Rights

Volume 52, No. 6

The deck is often stacked against American workers, who face issues such as gender discrimination, unequal pay, and a lack of bargaining power. Featuring a Q&A with Thomas Perez, the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Trial’s June issue has the latest developments you’ll need to know to protect workers’ rights. Get tips on combating workplace pregnancy discrimination, read about two landmark cases recently filed by the EEOC, and learn about the ongoing fight against the gender wage gap.

Theme articles

  • Q&A: Safety, paid leave, and human capital
    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Interviewed by Jennifer D. Adams
  • Level the playing field
    Lori Andrus
  • Seeking accommodations for pregnant workers
    Jeannette Vaccaro
  • Sidebar: Expanding protection to LGBT employees
    Cory J. Rosenbaum and Anthony Famularo
  • Q&A: Misclassifying workers in the "sharing economy"
    Shannon Liss-Riordan interviewed by Ryan Watson

Also Featured

  • Seventy years of protecting civil justice
  • A global retreat on the West coast

President's Page

  • The sage of AAJ
    Larry A. Tawwater

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Failure to provide medical care to pretrial detainee
  • Excessive force by police officer
  • Late diagnosis of sinus infection
  • Rental car company employee rear-ends motorist
  • Bouncer attacks patron without provocation
  • Lack of informed consent for psychiatric medications
  • Failure to train forklift drivers

On the Hill

  • Damages caps bill stalled in committee
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Being a first-rate second chair
    Christina Graziano
  • Missing links in the chain of custody
    Shannon Pennock

In Memory

  • Thomas Henry Henderson Jr. (1939-2016)
    Russ M. Herman

Question of the Month

  • What's the funniest or most surprising thing you've seen at a deposition or trial?


  • J&J hid dangers of talc powder for decades
    Diane M. Zhang


  • Sisters in Law
    Linda Hirshman


  • The lighter side of the law