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Fisher Phillips Partner Appears on Emmy Award-Winning Television Program

Melissa Osipoff Interviewed on Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era
10.17.18

New York (October 17, 2018) – Fisher Phillips New York partner Melissa Osipoff appeared on the Emmy award-winning television program “Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo/Weinstein Era” produced by The American Law Journal. The program received an Emmy on October 13, 2018, for Best Interview/Discussion Program at the 36th annual gala of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Mid-Atlantic region.

The “Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo/Weinstein Era” program explores whether the #MeToo movement has positively or negatively affected reporting sexual harassment at work. Interviewees discuss how employers, employees and the law may change as this issue continues to rock the nation.

Melissa tells viewers: “The #MeToo movement has absolutely had a positive effect on reporting sexual harassment in the workplace. The whole idea of sexual harassment has been elevated in the country’s national consciousness in a way that we just haven’t seen before.”

Additionally, Melissa explores why some employees may be hesitant to report sexual harassment to human resources: “There is a fear that the employee may be retaliated against in some way. I think there’s also a mindset among employees of why bother coming forward? If I come forward, nothing is going to happen, and nothing is going to change.”

At Fisher Phillips, Melissa counsels employers on harassment and discrimination matters. She also represents employers in all aspects of employment-related litigation, whether it involves a single plaintiff or multi-plaintiffs. Melissa also represents employers on matters involving wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, employment contracts, restrictive covenants and trade secrets.

About The American Law Journal

The American Law Journal is the legal talk/feature program discussing consumer, business and Constitutional issues. The program features “Compelling Constitution Conversations” with guests appearing in-studio, on-location or by satellite include attorneys, elected officials, judges, law school professors, business leaders and American Lawyer Media reporters and editors from across the country. 

The program expands from 28 years on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV to PBS stations across the country in 2019 presented by and airing on Philadelphia’s flagship public media station WHYY. 

Originating from Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation's legal system, and Virginia, the seat of the nation’s government and “Mother of Presidents,” the program in 2019 will broadcast from the studios of the Philadelphia CNN affiliate WFMZ-TV and Virginia’s PBS Ideastation WCVE in Richmond, Virginia. View the program's Emmy® award-winning episodes and more than 150 archived programs at www.lawjournaltv.com.

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