Real Talk: Workplace Discrimination 101


This webinar will include insider information from a feminist litigator regarding gender discrimination in the workplace.  What forms does it take?  How can you protect yourself?  Practical, real-world tips for those who are interested in advancing both their own careers and the interests of womankind.

Audience takeaways

  • What laws apply to gender discrimination and which companies are covered by which laws

  • What are the different types of gender discrimination and adjacent discrimination

  • Practical tips for combating unequal treatment

  • Practical tips for proving discrimination

  • Outline of a typical case

About Susan:

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Susan Crumiller is the founder of Crumiller P.C., a feminist litigation firm dedicated to fighting gender and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.  Crumiller represents employees in all types of matters, and also advises small businesses whose values align with the firm’s. We negotiate severance; secure family leave; sue for compensation for wrongful termination on the basis of gender, race, age, and disability; sue for sexual harassment and sexual assault; secure reasonable accommodations for disabled and/or pregnant employees; and lastly, advise employers who are trying to do things the right way!

Until having children, Susan spent ten years representing tenants in fast-paced landlord-tenant litigation, first-seating a dozen trials and winning appeals at the Appellate Term and Appellate Division. After Susan had her second child, her employer began pressuring her to return to work only seven weeks into her maternity leave, in violation of their agreement that she could take five months off to bond with her baby. As a result of this experience, Susan kept thinking about other new moms who lacked the resources and job security to return to work on their own terms, as she had. Susan decided to create her own law firm dedicated to fighting for rights of new working parents to integrate their work and family lives without shame or fear of reprisal. Today, Crumiller boasts a stellar team of experienced, top-notch litigators, on standby and ready to assist.

Susan holds a black belt in kung fu and was the first female wrestler in her high school’s history. She graduated in 2002 from Tulane University, where she majored in music theory, English, and sociology, and in 2006 from NYU School of Law.

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