Tarana Burke, a social justice activist and the Senior Director of Programs at Girls for Gender Equity, created the “Me too” slogan in 2006 to raise awareness regarding various forms of abuse in our society. In the wake of numerous recent revelations of sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by high-profile media, entertainment, and political figures, a renewed #MeToo movement has sparked a long-overdue public conversation regarding the treatment of women in the workplace. NELA’s 2018 Fall Seminar, Harnessing The #MeToo Momentum, will take a holistic approach to understanding the challenges experienced by workers facing harassment and other unlawful workplace behavior, including analyzing the unique ways these challenges affect different sectors of the workforce. In doing so, we will discuss strategies and tactics that advocates can use to be more responsive to the needs of these workers, both in litigation and in society more broadly.

Topics Will Include:
  • The Nuts & Bolts Of Litigating Harassment & Hostile Work Environment Claims
  • Practical Considerations When Representing Clients In Harassment Cases
  • Using The Law Creatively To Find Justice For Workers Facing Harassment
  • Meeting The Special Needs Of Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma
  • The Role Of Mediation In Resolving Workplace Harassment Claims
  • Effectively Challenging Discrimination & Harassment In A Post-Epic Systems World
  • Understanding The Increasingly Important Role Of Non-Litigation Tools To Address Toxic Workplaces & Industries
  • Disproportionate Vulnerability To Harassment: Exploring Issues Of Women In Non-Traditional Professions & Low-Wage Workers
  • Harassment Rarely Occurs In Isolation: Representing Clients Who Have Multiple, Intersecting Claims
  • How Legislation & Public Policy Can Be Used To Address Workplace Harassment