Monday, June 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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Hal Holmes Center 
209 N Ruby St
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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Becca Campbell 
206-389-2515 ext 200 

The Role of Advocacy: Workplace Sexual Harassment Impacting Immigrants 

The training will cover what constitutes sexual harassment; state and federal laws that protect survivors in the workplace; how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Northwest Justice Project investigates and litigates these cases; what evidence is relevant and useful in establishing the employer's liability and in establishing the compensatory damages (for pain and suffering, emotional distress) that the employee should be awarded; the training will also cover retaliation, who is covered by the anti-discrimination laws, and the process for U visa certification in the employment context and the EEOC’s role as a U certifying agency.

About the Presenters:
Alyson Dimmitt Gnam is an attorney in the Northwest Justice Project’s Farmworker Unit in Washington State. Alyson started Proyecto Campesina Digna as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at NJP in 2014.Campesina Digna has built on NJP’s groundbreaking work on farmworker sexual harassment to create a project dedicated to the issue of workplace sexual violence, resulting in survivors bringing legal claims in rural communities where the issue had been taboo and increasing NJP’s role as a statewide leader in this advocacy. Alyson graduated with High Honors from University of Washington School of Law and was the recipient of the Charles Z. Smith Public Service Award and a Eugene Wright Scholar. Alyson previously worked as a Pegging Browning Fellow at the National Employment Law Project, a law clerk at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and as a legal advocate for immigrant victims of domestic violence at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

William R. Tamayo is the District Director for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; from 1995-2015 he was the Regional Attorney and directed the EEOC's litigation which included egregious sexual harassment and retaliation cases, some involving rape, for which the legal team recovered millions of dollars. His office's work is featured in the Frontline documentary, Rape in the Fields. Prior to joining the EEOC, Mr. Tamayo had represented dozens of battered immigrant women in immigration proceedings as an attorney at the Asian Law Caucus and was the lead co-author for the memorandum to Congress that established the "self-petitioning" provisions of the Violence Against Women Act in 1995.

Hal Holmes Center
209 N Ruby St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926

June 12, 2017

Check-in: 9:30am-10:00am 
Training: 10:00am-3:00pm

Lunch will be provided 

Available Training Hours: 5

Online Registration Deadline: June 5, 2017

Deadline to Request Interpreters: May 22, 2017


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