California Golf Club Encounters Angela Alioto

Fresh from another multi-million dollar win — this time against Radio Shack — former Supervisor Angela Alioto, daughter of Mayor Joseph Alioto, focuses on "Male Only" California Golf Club for Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexually Hostile Environment, Failure to Prevent Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Assault & Battery and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. Referring to it as a "good ol' boys" club is one of her few references we dare print in a family newspaper.

Abuse of women as well as the privileges of private membership are sure to be in contention.”

"It is hard to believe that, in 2013, a golf course anywhere near California would allow the way this Board of Trustees and management acts toward women," Angela Alioto said. "Jeri Regnart was an incredible employee for 12 years, she has endured a sexually hostile environment on a daily basis at her workplace. What place do "Golf Angels" and "Ring Girls" have in the workplace of a golf course? A Chef or anyone delegated authority by the Club who is abusive to women, has no place in the work environment. Regnart made management aware that the workplace was "unsafe." Management did nothing, but actually participated in the sexually hostile atmosphere. They need to understand that it will not be tolerated in California. This case is an eye-opener as to how women employees are treated right in our own backyard. It will stop."

The case, Regnart vs. California Golf Club, filed in the San Mateo Superior Court may be one of the least publicized, but most watched trials in the state. Abuse of women as well as the privileges of private membership are sure to be in contention as Alioto's no-holds-barred style of lawyering takes to the courtroom.

October 2013