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Current Status of Sexual Harassment Claims and Cases 2019 *Class by Webinar*

January 15, 2019
Credit: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: This class will explore the current state of the law of sexual harassment claims. We will discuss the evolution of the law of sexual harassment, and explore the legal requirements for meeting each of the essential elements of both a hostile environment and a quid pro quo claim of sexual harassment. Our experienced faculty will discuss the nuances of a same-sex sexual harassment claim, as well as the current status of the courts’ willingness to recognize claims for transgender harassment and sexual orientation harassment. They will explore the concepts of “unwelcome” and “severe or pervasive” and how courts have interpreted these legal requirements. In addition, the faculty will discuss the requirements for defendants to mount an affirmative defense as introduced in the Ellerth and Faragher Supreme Court decisions, and the legal issues presented therein. The faculty will present an in-depth hypothetical with a sophisticated workplace sexual harassment scenario and invite audience participation in the discussion. Finally, they will discuss the most recent headline-grabbing sexual harassment scandals and discuss important lessons learned.

Faculty: Alexis H. Ronickher, Marshall & Banks, LLP; Amy L. Bess, Vedder Price, P.C.

Fee: $89 Cosponsoring Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government Attorneys; $129 Others
The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates! For more information, contact Alana Hyman at AHyman@dcbar.org or 202-780-2804.

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Amy Bess, Vedder Price PC

Alexis Ronickher, Katz Marshall & Banks LLP