Labor and Employment Law Section Presents:
A Panel Discussion about the Historic #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements and Their Impact on How Practitioners Address Workplace Sexual Harassment in Hawaii
Co-Sponsored by HSBA
(LIVE IN PERSON)
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Date and Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Light refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m., so please plan to arrive early to enjoy some refreshments and to take your seats as the seminar will start promptly at noon.
Location: HSBA Main Conference Room, 1100 Alakea Street, 10th Floor
Credit: This seminar qualifies for 1 CLE Credit
Free for Labor and Employment Law Section Members (LIVE)
$35 All Other HSBA Members (LIVE)
$45 All Non-HSBA Members (LIVE)
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Hear from a panel of distinguished speakers about the historic #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and the ways they have impacted how practitioners address workplace sexual harassment in Hawaii.
Learn how practitioners, together with local state and federal employment agencies, are navigating legal challenges in the wake of these movements.
The panelists will highlight the importance of conducting effective workplace training and investigations to help prevent sexual harassment from occurring in the workplace.
The panelists will share ideas and solutions to help practitioners educate community leaders and organizations about building respectful workplace cultures.
Elizabeth Jubin Fujiwara, Fujiwara and Rosenbaum, LLLC
Elizabeth Jubin Fujiwara, Esq, the Senior Partner at Fujiwara and Rosenbaum, LLLC, received her J.D. from the William S. Richardson Scholl of Law, where she was on law review. Afterwards, she clerked for Judge Walter Heen at the ICA. In 1986, Ms. Fujiwara founded her own law firm, which is considered by some to have been the vanguard of employment law in Hawai’i. She also holds a Masters Degree in Social Work with a specialty in community organizing.
Ms. Fujiwara was the originator, one of the editors and authors of Our Rights, Our Lives – A Guide to Women’s Legal Rights in Hawaii. She was later honored as the Outstanding Woman Lawyer in Hawaii, 1987.
She is the founder of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) of Hawai’i, and served as president from 1993 to 1996. She served as a National Officer for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ALTA), Employment Section 1992-1997, and as its National Chair during 1997-1998. She was the 2010 Chair of HSBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section.
Ms. Fujiwara has served as a neutral fact finder and as a state and federal court expert in sexual harassment, cases, such as, Ho v. Kissinger, et. al. (2007). Furthermore, Ms. Fujiwara is the author of the several detailed legal articles, including, most notably. “Cause of Action for Post-Ellerth/Faragher Title VII Employment Sexual Harassment Claims” with Joyce Brown (2005). Between her private practice and as a former Senior Trial Attorney with the EEOC, Ms. Fujiwara along with her law partner Joseph Rosenbaum, has represented hundreds of clients in whistleblowing/qui tam, civil rights, and, of course, every type of discrimination cases.
Glory Gervacio, Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Glory Gervacio Saure is the Director of the Honolulu Local Office for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In her capacity, Ms. Gervacio Saure oversees the EEOC’s operations in the state of Hawaii and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, Wake Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Prior to her selection to the position in 2015, Ms. Gervacio Saure had worked as an Enforcement Investigator at the EEOC’s Honolulu Local Office for 14 years and continually provides outreach and educational assistance to various communities in her jurisdiction.
Ms. Gervacio Saure was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.She has been the recipient of several awards, including the 2014 EEOC Chair’s Bronze Medal Award for Advancing Equality through Excellence. In 2015, Ms. Gervacio Saure was appointed to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) Regional Network, serving as the Co-Lead for Region IX Hawaii.
Barbara Petrus, Partner, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
Barbara Petrus has extensive experience in the practice of labor and employment law in Hawai‘i since 1982. She regularly advises and defends a wide range of employers from sole proprietorships and non-profit organizations to large Hawai‘i and international corporations.
Barbara represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, as she:
- Defends businesses in litigation brought by former or present employees in the Hawai‘i and federal courts,
- Represents employers before Hawai‘i and federal administrative agencies such as the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission, the Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the National Labor Relations Board, and the United States Department of Labor,
- Assists management in drafting employment policies and procedures and in the training of supervisors,
- Advises management regarding ways to minimize the risk of employment actions,
- Drafts various agreements related to employee separation, confidentiality, non-competition, and employment terms, and
- Represents and advises management regarding labor relations issues such as labor grievances and arbitrations, unfair labor practices, union organizing campaigns and collective bargaining negotiations.
Barbara also represents and advises educational institutions in many issues regarding their students, including accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act, professorial misconduct, and campus security requirements. Barbara was born in Ballston Spa, New York and graduated from Albany Law School in 1982 (cum laude). She is a past chair of the Section on Labor and Employment Law, Hawai‘i State Bar Association. She has authored articles for the Hawai‘i State Bar Association Journal on the topics of Title III of the Americans with
Disabilities Act and the hiring and compensation of managers by tax-exempt organizations. Barbara joined the firm as a partner in 1989.
Robin Wurtzel, Chief Counsel, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
Robin Wurtzel is Chief Counsel of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, and has been with the agency since 2010. The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission enforces state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and access to state and state-funded services.
Prior to working with the HCRC, Ms. Wurtzel taught at the William S. Richardson School of Law, directing their immigration law clinic. Her legal experience includes many years at Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center at Legal Aid, representing low-income clients in immigration matters, as well as private practice. She was the first attorney in Hawaii to represent victims of human trafficking in the immigration context, and has taught workshops in this area. Robin has argued in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and state and federal court. From 1993 to 1997 Ms. Wurtzel served on the Hawaii Supreme Court Committee on Equality and Access to the Courts, and was appointed to the Environmental Council from 1995 to 1997.
Her volunteer work has included AccesSurf, Life Foundation, FIRST Robotics, Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii and Family Promise, among others.
Ms. Wurtzel received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her J.D. from the University of Colorado.
Sarah S. P. Moriarty, Esq.
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