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The Effect of Dobbs on Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace

Constitutional Law |  Labor Law
Robin Runge |  Ann McGinley
57 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 03, 2023
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On Demand
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This panel will address the effect of Dobbs on laws that address harassment and sexual violence in the workplace.

  • Robin Runge, Leave-Taking by Survivors of Gender-Based Violence to Address Reproductive Coercion
  • Ann McGinley, Dobbs: Speech, Harassment, and Discrimination at Work: A Blow to Workplace Democracy?



Robin Runge's Profile

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Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law

The George Washington University Law School

Robin R. Runge, J.D. is a legal expert on gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work. Her career has included the successful advancement and enforcement of local, state, national and international law and policy solutions to end gender- and sex-based violence and harassment as barriers to economic security. Currently, Robin is a consultant and an Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School where she has taught Domestic Violence Law, Public Interest Law and in the clinical education program since 2004. She is the author of several law review articles and most recently co-author of the book Stopping Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work (Aspen Publishing 2022) describing the landmark global campaign that led to the adoption of International Labor Organization Convention 190 the first ever binding international treaty to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work including gender-based violence. 

From 2017 to March 2022, Robin was Co-Director, Acting Director, and Senior Gender Specialist in the Equality and Inclusion Department at the Solidarity Center where she led global strategic programming for Solidarity Center staff, union and workers' rights organization partners, and allies internationally on gender equality and inclusion. She also directed the implementation of the Solidarity Center’s global campaign to end gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work. As a part of this work, she served as a member of the workers' group technical drafting committee for negotiations at the International Labour Conference in 2018 and 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland which led to the adoption of the first ever global labor standard to address violence and harassment in the world of work including gender-based violence and harassment (ILO Convention 190). 

Prior to joining the staff of the Solidarity Center, Robin was the Director of Enforcement Policy and Procedures in the Wage and Hour Division and a Senior Policy Advisor in the Civil Rights Center at the U.S. Department of Labor. From 2009-2013, Robin was an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota School of Law where she taught in the Housing and Employment Law Clinic and Domestic Violence Law. In 2012-2013, she lived in Beijing, China as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar studying the legal system response to violence against women in China and assisting with the drafting of the national anti-domestic violence law that was adopted in 2015. From 2003 to 2009, Robin directed the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence where she led efforts to expand civil legal assistance for victims of domestic violence domestically and internationally. Previously, she was Deputy Director and Coordinator of the Program on Women’s Employment Rights (POWER) at the D.C. Employment Justice Center. Upon graduation from law school, Robin received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and created the Domestic Violence and Employment Project at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, one of the first programs in the country devoted exclusively to advocating for the employment rights of domestic violence victims. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School and Wellesley College.  Robin is from Collinsville, Illinois and currently resides in Washington, DC. 


Ann McGinley's Profile

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William S. Boyd Professor of Law and Co-Director, Workplace Law Program

Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ann C. McGinley is the William S. Boyd Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Workplace Law Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, where she has taught Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Torts, Disability Law, and seminars on employment and gender since 1999. Professor McGinley is an internationally recognized scholar and a leader in Multidimensional Masculinities Theory, an emerging discipline that applies masculinities theory from social sciences to legal interpretation. She has published more than sixty-eight law review articles and book chapters. McGinley is the author of Masculinity at Work: Employment Discrimination Through a Different Lens (NYU Press 2016), Disability Law: Cases, Materials, Problems, Sixth Edition (Carolina Academic Press 2017), and Disability Law: Statutory Appendix: Federal Statutes and Regulations, Fifth Edition (LexisNexis) (with Laura Rothstein). She is the editor of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Employment Discrimination Opinions (Cambridge Univ. Press 2020) (with Nicole Buonocore Porter) and Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach (NYU Press 2012) (with Frank Rudy Cooper). Professor McGinley has lectured at universities nationwide and internationally, and she is a Visiting Foreign Professor at the University Adolfo Ibañez in Santiago, Chile.