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Sexual Harassment and Entertainment: How Attorneys Can Help Navigate a Way Forward for Survivors and the Industry

Released on: Mar. 13, 2018
Running Time: 03:15:00

Please note that this program may not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in every jurisdiction. Check the credit information box to the right for the credit breakdown in your jurisdiction.

For the past several months, allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry perpetrated by high level male executives, producers and actors have the media, with new accounts announced each week.  These stories have opened a national dialogue on workplace harassment and the power imbalances within Hollywood that have allowed this problem to continue seemingly unchecked.  The emergence of the #MeToo movement and the bravery of women and men coming forward to share their experiences have shined a light on the inner workings of the entertainment industry and many high profile actors and industry leaders are advocating for change and greater gender equality.

Attorneys play important roles in shaping Hollywood’s response. Whether staffing in-house corporate departments or representing survivors of assault and harassment, unions, accused abusers, or trade associations, attorneys can help shape harassment law, negotiate for transparent and fair settlements and implement and uphold anti-harassment, anti-bias and gender equity policies. This program will provide a framework for understanding the current state and federal law on sexual harassment as well as discuss ways that attorneys, advocates and industry leaders can craft positive solutions.

Lecture Topics [Total RunTime: 03:15:00]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Opening Remarks* [00:02:32]
    Frances E. Olsen
  • Framework of Sexual Harassment – What Roles Do Gender Diversity, Bias and Discrimination Play? [01:10:38]
    Frances E. Olsen, Christina T. Tellado, Aditi Fruitwala
  • Common Sexual Harassment Claims Issues – Reporting, Investigation, Settlements and Liability [01:00:40]
    Christina T. Tellado, Elsa Ramo, Scott J. Tepper, Marytza J. Reyes
  • Where Does Hollywood Go From Here? Creative Solutions to Combat Sexual Harassment [01:01:10]
    Bonnie E. Eskenazi, Ellen Snortland, Janet Carol Norton, Cathy Schulman

Presentation Material

  • Sexual Harassment and Entertainment: How Attorneys Can Help Navigate a Way Forward for Survivors and the Industry Complete Course Handbook
  • Framework of Sexual Harassment (PowerPoint slides)
    Aditi Fruitwala, Christina T. Tellado
  • McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Occidental Life Insurance Company of California v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 432 U.S. 355 (1977)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • General Telephone Company of the Northwest, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 446 U.S. 318 (1980)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc., 510 U.S. 17 (1993)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 111 F.3d 1530 (1997)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., 523 U.S. 75 (1998)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Sexual Harassment Informational Handout, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Employees & Job Applicants – Overview, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Rebooting Workplace Harassment Prevention, Highlights of the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace Report
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Christina T. Tellado
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Christina T. Tellado
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Christina T. Tellado
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Christina T. Tellado
  • ACLU of Southern California Letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regarding Gender Bias in Film Directing, May 12, 2015
    Aditi Fruitwala
  • Common Sexual Harassment Claims Issues – Reporting, Investigation, Settlements and Liability (PowerPoint slides)
    Elsa Ramo, Marytza J. Reyes, Christina T. Tellado, Scott J. Tepper
  • New York Senate Bill S6382-A, May 11, 2017
    Christina T. Tellado
  • New York Assembly Bill A8765, November 3, 2017
    Christina T. Tellado
  • New York Governor Cuomo Unveils 18th Proposal of 2018 State of the State: Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Press Release, January 2, 2018
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Pennsylvania Senate Bill No. 999, December 7, 2017
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Cosby v. American Media, Inc., Complaint, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, (2016)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Cosby v. American Media, Inc., Order on Motion to Dismiss, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, (2016)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Cosby v. American Media, Inc., Voluntary Dismissal, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, (2016)
    Christina T. Tellado
  • U.S. House of Representatives Bill No. H.R. 4396, The ME TOO Congress Act, November 15, 2017
    Christina T. Tellado
  • U.S. Senate Bill No. S. 2203, Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act, December 6, 2017
    Christina T. Tellado
  • U.S. House of Representatives Bill No. H.R. 4734, Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act, December 26, 2017
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Legal Provisions – Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Morality Sample Language
    Elsa Ramo
  • Further Reading on Investigating Workplace Sexual Harassment
    Scott J. Tepper
  • Clifford v. Trump, Complaint for Declaratory Relief, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles
    Christina T. Tellado
  • Legal Support for #METOO and Proposed Changes in the Law (PowerPoint slides)
    Bonnie E. Eskenazi
  • Reframe: Advancing Gender Parity in Hollywood
    Cathy Schulman
  • Supplementary Materials: Sexual Harassment and Entertainment: How Attorneys Can Help Navigate a Way Forward for Survivors and the Industry
    Ellen Snortland
  • Legal Support for Survivors of Sexual Harassment
    Bonnie E. Eskenazi
Chairperson(s)
Frances E. Olsen ~ Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Speaker(s)
Bonnie E. Eskenazi ~ Partner, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Aditi Fruitwala ~ Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California
Janet Carol Norton ~ Partner, Co-Head of Television Production, ICM Partners
Elsa Ramo ~ Managing Partner, Ramo Law PC
Marytza J. Reyes ~ Partner, Sanchez & Amador, LLP
Cathy Schulman ~ CEO & President, Welle Entertainment & Women in Film
Ellen Snortland ~ Writer, Actor, Producer,
Christina T. Tellado ~ Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Scott J. Tepper ~ Founding Partner, Garfield & Tepper
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