The phrases “sexual harassment” and “gender discrimination” are used to describe so many different employment situations that their true legal meanings have become diluted. And the terms used within conversations about harassment and discrimination are used interchangeably, often without true understanding of what they represent. Sexual orientation, gender Identity and gender expression are not the same thing, and what truly – and legally -- qualifies as “retaliation” and a “hostile work environment’? This timely livestream session will clarify these terms, using real examples to show what is NOT sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
About the presenter: Valerie Ferrier, Esq., is Partner and Head of Labor & Employment Practice Group at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP. 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. She 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.