The #MeToo movement has spurred policymakers to strengthen sexual harassment laws. On March 29, 2018, Kevin appeared as panelist on the NY1 program Inside City Hall to discuss Albany’s culture of harassment and the possibilities for reform.
A recognized expert in his field, Kevin Mintzer has regularly been quoted in the press on employment law matters, including in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the New York Post and Newsday. He has also appeared on national and local television programs. His recent media appearances include the following:
Kevin provides expert commentary to the New York Daily News concerning the latest volley in the ongoing legal fight between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels concerning the non-disclosure agreement that she signed shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
In this deeply reported cover story by Fortune Magazine, Kevin helps to explain why employees should not expect their employer’s human resources department to be a source of support or encouragement when making a complaint of discrimination or harassment. Unfortunately, the employer relations function of human resources is about corporate liability prevention, not employee assistance.
In this Politico story about the recent sexual harassment allegations against New York State Senate leader Jeffrey Klein, Kevin explains that the New York State Senate, as an employer, must investigate and can’t ignore a sexual harassment complaint against a senator, even if the complaint wasn’t made through official channels.
In this article about the new legal defense fund for victims of sexual harassment started by the leaders of the Time’s Up initiative, Kevin discusses the need for additional resources to fight sexual harassment against women in blue collar and less privileged positions.
In the wake of the metoo movement, federal, state and local governments are considering ways to improve protections against sexual harassment. In this article, Kevin and other lawyers evaluate recent proposals from New York’s governor.
A long-time associate director of the CBS Evening News sues CBS for discrimination and harassment. She alleges that she was subject to sexually offensive comments by a high-ranking CBS executive, discriminatorily passed over for work assignments, and retaliated against when she complained of discrimination. Kevin represents the plaintiff in the federal court action.
Kevin provides expert commentary to the New York Law Journal on the subject of the ongoing sexual harassment investigations concerning the film producer Harvey Weinstein and whether non-disclosure agreements should be legal as applied to allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.
Kevin represents an executive producer of an upcoming motion picture who alleges that he was subject to sexual harassment, including threats of violence, by the president of a newly-formed film production company. The action is pending in New York State Supreme Court.
The New York Post editorial board quotes Kevin regarding the unjustified appointment of Sheldon Silver’s former counsel to the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.