Sexual Violence in the Workplace: Remedies for Victims & Implications for Advocates

  • October 01, 2013
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • William S. Richardson School of Law Classroom 4 (UH Manoa)
Recently featured in “Rape in the Fields,” on Frontline on PBS, Bill Tamayo, Esq., Regional Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Francisco District, will talk about sexual violence in the workplace by supervisors, co-workers or third parties, and worker’s rights under federal anti-discrimination law.  Sexual violence is considered sexual harassment and prohibited by federal anti-discrimination laws.  In the last decade the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recovered tens of millions of dollars for victims of sexual harassment in settlements and jury verdicts.

Many of the victims were low wage immigrant workers, farm workers, service industry workers, etc.  Advocates and attorneys working with victims of gender violence play a critical “front line” role in identifying the abuse of power and helping victims move forward with their claims.  EEOC has relied on strong relationships with advocacy organizations to identify and bring forward victims of discrimination. 

Co-sponsored by Hawai‘i Women Lawyers and Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women

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