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Podcast: Sexual Harassment Law Under the Constitution

December 21, 2017 by NCC Staff


In recent months, many women have come forward to report sexual harassment and sexual assault by colleagues and supervisors, leading to a wave of firings, resignations, and lawsuits.

These allegations have implicated numerous high profile men, from Hollywood to Congress, and have raised a number of questions: what does the law say about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and schools? What constitutional provisions address these issues? What are the rights of the accused? And what is the role of government in addressing these allegations?

Gail Heriot and Diane Rosenfeld join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss how several federal laws may work to address sexual harassment and assault claims.


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