How Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and Al Franken Might Impact Your Jury: Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This is a complimentary webinar sponsored by DecisionQuest.

Over the past year, sex harassment in the workplace has gone from something that was rarely discussed to a subject that often leads the nightly news. In the wake of the Weinstein and countless other scandals, workplace sex harassment is now top of mind for many Americans, which means that jurors’ attitudes have changed as well. You might be surprised at the landscape in the current era.

So what has changed? DecisionQuest, the nation’s leading and most scientific jury research firm, has collected data on juror decision-making in sex harassment cases for many years. We recently conducted a poll of 1,093 potential jurors to find out what might be different in the wake of the media frenzy. The data is compelling. For example:
• More than 67% follow media and social media reports on sexual harassment. 
• More than 77% believe that most sex harassment lawsuits are justified.
• Nearly half say that they themselves or someone close to them has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. This number has more than doubled since 2008.

What does this mean in the courtroom?   Ms. Fillicho will discuss what this means for your courtroom practice and present additional data points from DecisionQuest’s survey.

Educational Objectives:
In this complimentary one-hour webinar, Susan G. Fillichio, Esq., Senior Vice President at DecisionQuest and head of the Los Angeles jury research team, will address the following learning objectives: 
• How jurors are rethinking their attitudes about sex harassment in the workplace;
• Whether jurors believe that companies are doing enough to combat the issue;
• Which strategies during jury selection and trial might be successful in the current environment.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Attorney/Counsel, Board Member, CEO/President, General Counsel, Human Resources, Managing Partner, Of Counsel, Operations, Partner, Practice Group Leader

Production and programming support is provided by the marketing services team at Bloomberg Next.

Presenter

Susan G. Fillichio, Esq.
  • Senior Vice President
  • DecisionQuest

Susan G. Fillichio, Esq. is a trial consultant who specializes in trial strategy development, behavioral research and jury analysis. Bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the legal profession to her understanding of juror behavior, she works with members of the trial team on jury selection and to develop case themes and strategies. Ms. Fillichio has worked on hundreds of sex harassment cases, including single plaintiff and class action litigation. She leads the DecisionQuest research consulting team in Los Angeles and was nominated for The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference awards as a Rising Star. She has a J.D. from DePaul College of Law and a B.A. from Indiana University and is a frequent speaker at Labor & Employment conferences across the country
 

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Practice Areas:
Legal
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of the litigation process and jury selection issues.
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
06/07/2018