A Conversation with Joan Williams - Legally Speaking

11/9/2015; 54 minutes

Hastings professor Joan C. Williams has been called a "rock star" in the field of gender studies. For more than a quarter of a century, her work in the areas of pregnancy discrimination and work-family accommodation have helped define the issue of gender equality under the law. At Hastings, in 1997, she founded—and still runs—the Center for WorkLife Law, and she's written many academic articles and books on the topic, including her recent much-lauded title What Works for Women at Work. (Williams cowrote the book with her daughter, Rachel Dempsey.) In August, Hastings colleague Veena Dubal spoke with Williams about her career and about what she thinks American businesses must do to achieve more gender equality.

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