Each and every one of us has the right to just and favourable work conditions, to equal pay for equal work, and a high quality of life.
But the reality is that these rights, ratified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are not part of the daily existence of many people. Among the many struggles and obstacles faced in our working lives, discrimination and harassment hold a place of particular distinction. With the advent of the social media movements, such as #MeToo, and a highly polarized political climate, how to address harassment and discrimination are at the forefront of many of our minds. However, few workplace hazards are rife with such misinformation, dangerous assumptions, and poor access to resources for resolution as discrimination and harassment.
In this seminar, practicing attorney and employment and labour law expert Justin Cummins brings his considerable experience, depth of knowledge, and approachability to help us understand just what are our rights and legal resources are when it comes to discrimination and harassment. Along with his long history as an advocate for human rights, justice, and worker’s rights, Justin is well versed in the arts and entertainment industry. Among his many clients, he counts the local stagehand’s union, IATSE Local 13, and will be able to speak to the unique challenges we face when dealing with harassment and discrimination in the theatrical world.
Join us as Justin navigates harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace with us.
This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.
Light refreshments will be available; gluten-free options will be available.
Saturday July 21st
10:30am - 12:30pm
Mixed Blood Theater
1501 S 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454
About Justin Cummins:
Justin prosecutes cases of retaliation, harassment, and discrimination in employment, housing, and other areas. He also litigates labor law, wage, non-compete, consumer, and constitutional claims. In addition, Justin provides strategic advice to individuals and labor organizations in non-litigation as well as contractual matters.
Justin has taught courses on employment law and civil rights litigation at the University of Minnesota Law School and Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and he spearheaded the development of the Workers' Rights Clinic at the University of Minnesota. He is also past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section and a past Officer of the National Employment Lawyers Association's Eighth Circuit and Minnesota Boards. Justin is fluent in Spanish.