Professor Jennifer Drobac Appears on PBS to Discuss Teen Sexual Harassment Issues
Jennifer A. Drobac , Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis and an expert in family, juvenile and sexual harassment law, was featured on the Friday, February 20 episode of NOW on PBS on the subject of teen sexual harassment in the workplace.
NOW on PBS: A shocking statistic - teenagers are in more danger from sexual predators at their part time jobs than through the Internet. It's a vastly underreported phenomenon, but some brave young women are stepping up publicly to tell their stories. On Friday, February 20 (check local listings), NOW collaborates with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University to bring an unprecedented broadcast investigation of teen sexual harassment in the workplace. In the program, abused teenagers from San Diego and the state of Washington share their own stories with Senior Correspondent Maria Hinojosa. We track their legal journeys to justice, and how the issue impacts teenagers across the country -- many of whom don't know how to report workplace abuse, or even recognize when their bosses cross the line. "Only when adults realize the extent and serious nature of this problem concerning the sexual harassment of teenaged workers can we protect them and help them protect themselves from sexual predators in the workplace," said Professor Drobac. "I applaud PBS and E.J. Graff at Brandeis University for bringing light to this dark corner. Through education and legal intervention, we can do so much more to eradicate this appalling abuse and blatant discrimination."
This show is viewable in its entirety for free on the NOW on PBS website starting Monday, February 23 at http://www.pbs.org/now/
About Professor Drobac: Jennifer Drobac joined the law school faculty in the fall of 2001. From 1992 to 2001, she practiced law in California, focusing on employment law issues and litigation, and from 1997 to 2000, she served as a lecturer at Stanford Law School. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Barefoot Sanders, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Her scholarly work has been published in a variety of law reviews and journals. In 2005, she finished her first textbook, Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases and Theory. Additionally, Professor Drobac serves on the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Board of Trustees. She was named a John S. Grimes Fellow in 2006-07 and a Dean's Fellow in recognition of scholarly excellence in 2005-2006. Professor Drobac also received the 2005 Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award.