On Monday, April 15, 2019, Wigdor LLP Partner Jeanne M. Christensen will be a featured speaker at the Practising Law Institute’s Understanding Employment Law 2019 CLE program. This all-day event, which will take place in New York City and online via live webcast, is a primer for employment law practitioners on current employment litigation trends, including the major statutes, regulations and case law that govern the employer/employee relationship.
Ms. Christensen’s panel, titled “Discrimination and Harassment Law in the Workplace,” will provide an overview of the discrimination and harassment laws in the United States and in some specific states. The panel will also discuss recent developments and trends, such as paid leave policies, mandatory arbitration of employment disputes, #MeToo-related litigation and employer best practices when implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Ms. Christensen will be joined by co-panelists Raechel L. Adams, Supervisory Trial Attorney in the New York Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Laura Sack, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
Understanding Employment Law 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
Practising Law Institute
1177 Avenue Of The Americas. Second Floor
Entrance on 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
About Jeanne M. Christensen
Jeanne M. Christensen is a Partner at Wigdor LLP. Ms. Christensen is one of the most prominent female attorneys within the field of employment litigation, having represented thousands of plaintiffs in federal and state workplace disputes including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age, pregnancy, disability, LGBT+ status and/or religion, whistleblower retaliation, defamation and wage and hour violations.
Ms. Christensen is known for being a fervent supporter of women’s rights in the workplace. Her reputation includes representing female plaintiffs in some of the most widely-publicized cases involving sexual harassment, unequal pay, and gender and pregnancy discrimination in recent years. She is also an active member of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund’s attorney network, the National Association of Consumer Advocates and Public Justice. Currently, she represents the plaintiffs a proposed class action against Avon, which was the first lawsuit of its kind to be filed on behalf of a proposed class of female employees that have needed to pump breast milk during work hours (the “Breast Pumping Class”). Ms. Christensen also represents the plaintiff in a gender discrimination and unequal pay case against Point72 Asset Management, which was lauded by The New York Times as “among the most prominent to accuse a major Wall Street firm of workplace misconduct amid a national reckoning on sexual harassment.”
About Wigdor LLP
Wigdor LLP is widely considered one of the leading employment law firms in the country. Founded in 2003, Wigdor LLP specializes in litigating complex cases, representing individual executives as well as current and former employees in a variety of employment law matters.
Our attorneys are highly experienced in the successful litigation of class action, multi-plaintiff and individual plaintiff discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, wage and hour and related lawsuits. It is hard to imagine another law Firm that has had such an impact in the employment field over the last decade. Remarkably the Firm’s results have been included in the New York Law Journal’s top verdicts six out of the last eight years, including the number one employment verdict in 2011 and number one disability discrimination verdict in 2012. The Firm also has a strong track record in criminal law, sports and entertainment law, civil rights and catastrophic torts.