Minnesota Fellows Virtual Event
This event is free to registerees.
Featured Keynote: “Rights on Trial: How Employment Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality” with Laura Beth Nielsen (ABF Research Profesor; Professor of Sociology and Director of Legal Studies, Northwestern University)
Though significant legislative and judicial progress in civil rights protections has been made over the past 50 years, this presentation emphasizes how workplace discrimination based on race, gender, age and disability persists, and the adversarial nature of litigation places plaintiffs at a disadvantage from the outset. Legal recourse is rare, but plaintiffs who do file legal charges often experience substantial challenges in navigating litigation, including mistreatment by their colleagues and management, difficulty securing legal representation and extensive personal and financial burdens – including job loss – as a result of the case.