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How is the #MeToo movement influencing public policy

  • Brooklyn Park City Council Chambers 5200 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443 United States (map)


Leslie L. Lienemann, a partner at Culberth & Lienemann, LLP, has devoted her entire career to representing working people in employment and civil rights cases including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, employment contracts, defamation, wage claims, school bullying and police excessive force. Ms. Lienemann is a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national legal seminars on topics relating to employment law. She has been active in present and past leadership roles in the Employee Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest, the Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and 8th Circuit NELA. As part of the MN NELA Amicus Committee, Ms. Lienemann co-authored more than a dozen amicus briefs submitted to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court covering a variety of important employment law questions. Minnesota Law & Politics magazine named her to the Rising Stars list in 1998 and since then to the annual Super Lawyers.

Melissa Hortman - House Republican Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (left) proposed adding a single new line to the Minnesota Human Rights Act’s definition of sexual harassment: “An intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment does not require the harassing conduct or communication to be severe or pervasive.” DFL Minority Leader Melissa Hortman in the House and Senator Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s Point, in the Senate introduced identical bills with her statement. Representative Hortman will discuss the outcome of the legislation and how it will effect the legislature, state government, and employment.

Representatives from Cornerstone and the Brooklyn Park Police Department will also talk about their policies.

Thank you to the organizers of the July forum: Linda Freemon and Florkime Paye

Thank you to our partners: The City of Brooklyn Park and the League of Women Voters Chapter that serves Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Maple Grove, and Brooklyn Center