Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Legal Rights, What’s Happening Now, and How to Change It
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) & Emily Martin, NWLC
Thursday, March 15, 2018 (Evening)
TIME: Reception begins at 6:00pm; Program begins at 6:45pm, followed by Q & A
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
The #MeToo movement galvanized change, not only in Hollywood and in the media but also on Capitol Hill and beyond. One of the leaders of this movement in the Congress, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), will share her experiences, update us on Congressional action, and outline next steps. Speier, along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), led the efforts to pass an anti-sexual harassment resolution in late 2017. The adopted resolution mandates anti-sexual harassment training for all lawmakers and their staffs and interns. In January 2018, Speier, together with a bipartisan group of House members, introduced the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act: to strengthen the dispute resolution process and protections of employee rights; hold members personally responsible; and create transparency.
Joining Rep. Speier will be Emily Martin, General Counsel and Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice, The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), who will describe the legal protections against sexual harassment in the workplace and describe employees’ legal rights and remedies. She also will discuss tools for correcting abuse on the job and for promoting equality. NWLC uses the law in all its forms to promote equal opportunity in the workplace, advocating in Congress, in state legislatures, with federal agencies, and in the courts. NWLC also houses and administers the “TIME’S UP” Legal Defense Fund.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $10 Young Dems/students. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.