Deborah C. England

Attorney · Seattle University School of Law

Deborah England is a litigator with over 20 years of employment law experience. She has published numerous articles and essays on employment and civil rights law, and she frequently speaks on these topics before legal and HR professional organizations.

England makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination and the coauthor of The Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave.

Articles By Deborah C. England

Laws on State Sales Tax Crimes
Both retailers and consumers are responsible for state sales taxes. Intentional acts to avoid paying these sums to the state can result in civil and criminal penalties.
States That Allow Conjugal Visits
Prison visitation policies vary dramatically among states, but when it comes to conjugal visits, most states agree they are a thing of the past.
Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter
The term "homicide" means the killing of another person—but it's not necessarily a crime. Certain homicides are justified, such as those done in self-defense or during wartime. Unlawful homicides include murder, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide.
Rap Lyrics in Evidence: Is It a Crime to Rhyme?
When Ludacris rapped that he’s “so illegal with the pen,” we thought he was speaking figuratively to make a point about his way with words.
Intimidating a Witness
Interfering with a witness’s testimony or cooperation in a criminal case is a criminal act that can be misdemeanor or a felony. Intimidating or tampering with a witness involves trying to get a witness to lie, say certain things under oath, alter or destroy evidence, or not testify.
What Is a Criminal Infraction?
A siren goes off behind you. That light was yellow, you are certain. The officer who comes to the window disagrees. She takes your license and registration, goes back to the squad car for an excruciating ten minutes, and returns with a citation. This is an imposition and an expensive lesson, especially if an insurance rate hike is included.
Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking Laws in Florida
Anyone who harasses another person using an electronic form of communication commits a crime in Florida. Florida law also prohibits bullying (including cyberbullying via electronic means) at public schools and directs each school to enact an anti-bullying policy.
How a Bail or Bond Reduction Hearing Works
There are constitutional and other limits on how much bail a court can impose on a defendant, which can support the defendant’s request for bond reduction. This article discusses bail and bond reduction hearings and related issues under federal law.
Perjury: Laws and Penalties
Perjury, the crime of lying under oath, is a serious offense because it can derail the basic goal of the justice system—discovering the truth. Learn what perjury is and how it's punished.
State Sex Offender Registration
Sex offenders must register periodically with state authorities for years after release, and their status as a sex offender affects and limits many aspects of their lives.