The #MeToo era has inaugurated a long-overdue acknowledgment of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. But one result of this necessary conversation is that many people are unaware that these terms are not mere conversational English, but have specific legal definitions. On top of that, New York City and State have laws that go further than federal law.
This presentation, taught by Valerie Ferrier, Partner, head of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP is directed primarily at employer-side attorneys, and will clarify what is, and just as importantly, what is not, unlawful sexual harassment and gender discrimination in New York.
Ms. Ferrier has experience defending discrimination claims, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws.
Ms. Ferrier is an experienced trial attorney, offering advice and counseling to clients to mitigate and manage risk regarding compliance issues, in addition to providing handbook and policy updates, and management and employee training. Her practice includes the defense of wage and hour and misclassification claims, both single-plaintiff and class and collective actions, under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.
Ms. Ferrier earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from Simon’s Rock College of Bard. She is admitted to practice in New York, Virginia, and New York federal courts.
This presenter is clear, concise and engaging. Definitely one of the better CLEs I've listened to!
Very informative program
I thought this was one of the best CLEs I’ve ever done. The presenter was great and the information was clear and helpful.
Valerie gave a great, up-to-date, and comprehensive presentation in a highly engaging manner.
Very clear & concise presentation & materials