0 Programs with Noreen Farrell
Noreen Farrell is the Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates, a national non-profit law firm that advocates for the civil rights of women and girls through impact litigation, policy and legislative work, and community outreach and education. Ms. Farrell has led ERA’s impact litigation efforts representing clients who have faced sex discrimination and other unfair treatment at school and work in class and individual cases. Ms. Farrell’s employment practice focuses on enforcing federal and state leave laws and combating sex discrimination in hiring, promotion, and working conditions, including discrimination based on pregnancy and parental/caregiver status. She plays a leadership role in state and national coalitions advocating for the development of policy and legislation to assist working families and expand workplace fairness. Ms. Farrell lectures and conducts trainings across the country related to work leave and civil rights matters. She has also written extensively on employment law issues, including a report entitled Expecting A Baby, Not A Lay-Off: Why Federal Law Should Require the Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnant Workers (May 2012) and an article entitled Old Problem, New Tactic: Making the Case for Legislation to Combat Employment Discrimination Based on Family Caregiving Status, 59 Hastings Law Journal 1463 (June 2008). Ms. Farrell is a graduate of Yale University and the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Women’s Law Journal.