Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will speak as a distinguished panelist at the American Bar Association’s Midyear International Labor & Employment Law Conference on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She will be featured on a panel titled “#MeToo and Beyond: Addressing Sexual Harassment, Pay Inequity and Other Forms of Gender Discrimination in the International Workplace.”
Jointly presented by legal experts from both the public and private sector, Kelly’s panel will provide a comprehensive review of how press interest, changes of societal views and improved workplace training and complaints processes are now encouraging more women to report not only incidents of sexual harassment but also pay inequality, less favorable treatment in career progression and access to opportunities, greater vulnerability to termination, and the “mommy penalty” that many women believe they suffer as a result of maternity and childcare needs. Panelists will also discuss the latest developments in international labor and employment law, including the protections and remedies available to employees around the world, the initiatives being adopted by multinational employers, and the role of unions in ensuring meaningful protection against gender discrimination.
About Kelly Dermody
The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Kelly M. Dermody specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of plaintiffs in employment and consumer cases, including gender discrimination cases against Google, Microsoft, Sandia National Labs and Goldman Sachs. Her additional case work includes wage suppression claims against technology, healthcare, and academic institutions; overtime and lost pay lawsuits for low-wage workers, I/T professionals, and foreign nationals working for American corporations; and ERISA claims that she has tried on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses.