sexual harassment

  • On January 28, 2019, Legal Momentum submitted a public comment to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The comment expresses LM's strong opposition to, and grave concern regarding, proposed rules relating to sexual harassment that would alter Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in ways that would inhibit schools from effectively responding to sexual harassment—giving schools less flexibility and imposing more rigidity in what constitutes compliance—and would impose costs well beyond what is contemplated by the Department of Education. 
  • Jennifer Becker is a former sex crimes and child abuse prosecutor and the deputy legal director at Legal Momentum. She says Monday morning’s arraignment is “definitely a big first step for the victims” but cautions that the road to justice could be long.
  • Hundreds of women have now publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment of sexual misconduct, and thousands joined the #MeToo social media movement to share stories of sexual harassment or abuse.“There now is a platform and national conversation, and more women and girls feel safe talking about the harassment and violence they’ve been subjected to,” said Jennifer Becker, senior staff attorney at Legal Momentum, a U.S.-based non-profit that works on legal rights for women.
  • Jennifer Becker, deputy legal director for Legal Momentum, a New York-based nonprofit women’s legal defense group, said it's hard to buy Brafman's suggestion that the charges were suddenly sprung on the defense given that both sides negotiated the terms of his surrender."They didn’t just show up at his home at dawn and take him into custody," Becker said. "I think that given one of these complaining witnesses has also spoken publicly, unlike a lot of other criminal prosecutions, Mr. Weinstein has had a lot of notice that he was being investigated."
  • Last week the Enough is Enough Summit and Briefing on Capitol Hill harnessed the momentum of the #MeToo movement to bring together a diverse group of lawyers, activists, and policy makers to think through comprehensive survivor-centered policy solutions to the sexual harassment and violence epidemic in workplaces and schools.
  • Enough is Enough Summit & Briefing April 25, 2018; Washington, DCNEW YORK, NY - The Enough Is Enough campaign, launched in December by coalition partners National Organization for Women (NOW), Legal Momentum, Feminist Majority, National Congress of Black Women, UNITE HERE, and Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, is holding a one-day summit and congressional briefing on April 25, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
  • Excerpt: Financing legal defense for women facing discrimination had fallen out of favor in the philanthropic world, says Carol Robles-Roman, CEO of Legal Momentum, which does women’s legal defense.“There’s been an underfunding of legal services for women who have been subject to sexual harassment and assault,” she says. “It’s like nobody was guarding the henhouse, and bad conduct was allowed to flourish.”. . . 
  • Legal Momentum NYC HRC Testimony on Sexual Harassment_12-6-17_FINAL by
  • On December 6, 2017, Legal Momentum submitted testimony to the New York City Commission on Human Rights, which held a momentous hearing on how the city should address the longstanding problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. Here’s what Legal Momentum had to say: