In episode 141, Coffey talks with Catherine Clifton about recent news about sexual harassment, discrimination, and what’s next for DEI programs.

They discuss employer lessons to be learned from California’s Sunshine Raisin $2 million sexual harassment lawsuit; Florida’s Stop Woke Act; two “reverse discrimination” cases; and the shift away from “diversity” to “inclusion.”

Here are some of the news items they discussed:


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Catherine Clifton

Catherine Clifton

Catherine has more than 20 years of experience specializing in employment law in Texas. She worked with multiple local governmental entities as an employment law attorney and also served as a legal advisor for public safety.

She spent several years as an administrative services director, where she was responsible for Human Resources, Risk Management, and Payroll. She has advised clients on recruitment, selection, discipline, wage and hour, policies, and grievance matters, including federal and state laws related to labor and employment.

Catherine also has experience with general municipal law, utility matters, public information, open meetings, and general governance matters.

Catherine is a graduate of Southwestern University, obtained her JD from Texas Tech University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She joined Ross | Gannaway | Clifton, PLLC in 2022.


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