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Voices of Workplace Injustice: A Book Reception for "Rights on Trial"

  • When: September 27, 2017, 6–7:30 pm
  • Where: ABF Woods Conference Room, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 4th Floor, Lakeside, Chicago IL 60611

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Please join us on Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 6pm, to celebrate the publication of Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality, a new book by ABF Research Professors Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen and ABF-affiliated scholar Ellen Berrey

The authors will lead a discussion on the findings of their research, followed by a Q&A with attendees. Opening statements will be provided by Lauren Edelman, the Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, who will present her talk, "Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights," for the ABF's Seminar Series earlier in the day (12pm).

Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.

Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality offers a comprehensive analysis of employment civil rights litigation in the U.S. and gives voice to real plaintiffs in their pursuit of justice and defense of their civil rights. By examining over 1,700 workplace discrimination filings, and interviews with real plaintiffs, defendants, and their attorneys, Berrey, Nelson, and Nielsen illustrate how employment civil rights litigation entrenches patterns of discrimination in and out of the workplace.

To learn more about Rights on Trial, please visit

Space for this event is limited and registration is required. Please register here.
Questions? Please email Cheyenne Blount at

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