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Sexual Harassment at Work: Can Legal Remedies Change Employer Practices?--July 19, 2011

When Jul 19, 2011
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Sixth Floor, Moynihan Boardroom Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004
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The Woodrow Wilson Center's United States Studies program
and the Institute for Women's Policy Research

invite you to a panel discussion:

Sexual Harassment at Work:
Can Legal Remedies Change Employer Practices?

When: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. E.T. (Reception to follow)
Where: Sixth Floor, Moynihan Boardroom
Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:

Cynthia Deitch, The George Washington University

Jennifer Goldstein, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Fatima Goss Graves, National Women's Law Center (NWLC)

Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)

Monica Ramirez, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Carol Rosenblatt, Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)


Twenty-five years ago, in the case of Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the first time that sexual harassment constitutes unlawful sex discrimination. In a new report,
Ending Sex and Race Discrimination in the Workplace: Legal Interventions that Push the Envelope, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) examines how legal remedies have been used to address sexual harassment. The report is based on case studies and analysis of 500 employment discrimination settlements, ranging from female professionals in financial services to undocumented migrant women workers in agribusiness. Please join us for a presentation of the report and a panel discussion with experts and advocates currently working in the field. Click here for a link to the full report.

 


This is a free public event, but RSVPs are requested. Please respond with acceptances only to usstudies@wilsoncenter.org.

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