Some Things Are Illegal

This workshop gives a short introduction to three developments that may make universities more vulnerable to lawsuits than they have traditionally been. The first is a new but rapidly growing area of the law called family responsibilities discrimination. Title IX compliance is the second; it prohibits pregnancy discrimination and may require maternity leave for students, graduate students and postdocs. The workshop also provides an introduction to the kinds of gender stereotyping that can give rise to difficulties in the event of a lawsuit.