Time’s Up Defense Fund Could Have Major Impact, but Also Faces Conflicts


The fund will be based at the National Women’s Law Center, which launched a network of cooperating attorneys to take on sexual harassment and gender discrimination in October.
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Gene Maddaus
Variety
January 11, 2018
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Tags: Employment, Sexual Harassment, Workers Rights

Organizations mentioned/involved: National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)


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Sexual harassment cases can be lucrative for plaintiffs’ attorneys, with the strongest cases against major employers sometimes bringing seven-figure settlements. Attorneys typically handle such cases on contingency, taking a third to 40% of a damages award, plus reimbursement for costs. The Time’s Up campaign could end up serving as a central clearing house for highly coveted cases.