Sparer Forum @BrooklynLaw March 22: Low-Income Workers and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, March 22 4 to 6 p.m. Reception to follow Brooklyn Law School Subotnick Center 250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn RSVP onlineAbout the Forum Amid all of the uproar about sexual harassment in the workplace, little attention has been paid to the lives of women who work in low-income jobs. These women (and sometimes men) often suffer from harassment by supervisors and co-workers on a daily basis and face additional intersectional discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, and age. Their claims rarely surface in the courts since attorneys are typically reluctant to represent low-wage earners. This program will consider the legal and policy issues specific to these workers that should be addressed as employers, courts and legislators re-examine their understanding of sexual harassment. The annual forum of the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program will feature Tanya K. Hernández, Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law, Fordham University School…

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