Amicus Brief: Meagan Abel v. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health System, and St. Mary’s University Minnesota
No one deserves to feel unsafe or targeted at work. We know sexual harassment in the workplace and in school hurts the mental health of its targets, limits career development, and contributes to unequal pay and status.
While Meagan Abel studied under Dr. Gottlieb as a part of her clinical psychology doctorate, she was repeatedly harassed and subject to a variety of racist and sexist comments. In 2019, Meagan sued her school and the institutions employing Dr. Gottlieb for failing to take action against her attempts to address the issue with supervisors. Gender Justice is a leader on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace – we filed an amicus brief in support of Meagan Abel and her decision to come forward with her story.
A hostile environment does not exist due to one individual. Many individuals perpetrate harassment and discrimination, and many others allow this behavior to occur with impunity. For hostile environment claims where the plaintiff continued to experience institutional betrayal into the limitations period, the hostile environment constituted a continuing violation that should not be time barred.– Gender Justice