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Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in New York: What is it Not?

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Produced on June 11, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 28m
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the relevant terminology used in this area of the law
  2. Review New York City and State sexual harassment and gender discrimination laws, and how they compare with federal protections
  3. Define sexual harassment, gender discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation under federal, state, and City law
  4. Analyze examples of what is not sexual harassment and gender discrimination 

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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. 

Her experience includes 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 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.


Jean M.

I really enjoyed listening to this instructor- very clear and concise.

Carol B.

Excellent Course!!!

Barbara K.

she was very knowledgeable Hofstra case was interesting

Erin B.

Sensitive and clear. Truly appreciate the course.

Rumbi M.

Very well and clearly presented. Very useful coarse. Thank you so very much.

Donald S.

excellent presentation, very helpful and clarifying

Kate M.

This presenter is clear, concise and engaging. Definitely one of the better CLEs I've listened to!

Danielle D.

Very informative program

Erica F.

I thought this was one of the best CLEs I’ve ever done. The presenter was great and the information was clear and helpful.

Ranakdevi L.

Valerie gave a great, up-to-date, and comprehensive presentation in a highly engaging manner.

Michael Z.

Excellent !!!

Mary Ann S.

Very clear & concise presentation & materials

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