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Workplace Fairness Highlights Workers’ Rights Champions with New “Advocate Profiles”
WASHINGTON (April 19, 2021) – Workplace Fairness launches its new “Advocate Profiles” on its website to highlight those individuals who are champions for worker’s rights nationwide. From nonprofit advocates and employment lawyers, to union representatives and scholars, Workplace Fairness joins these people in our collective efforts to educate workers, employers, and legal services and community organizations; foster a community of advocates who believe that fairness works; and promote the fair treatment of workers through public policy.
Workplace Fairness kicks-off this new initiative with the profile of Nancy Grim, a Northeast Ohio employment lawyer who has represented individual employees in discrimination and other employment disputes since 1984 and in her own practice at the Law Office of Nancy Grim since 1987. She has litigated in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout northeast Ohio, and she is certified by the Ohio Supreme Court in Labor and Employment Law. Grim also is a trained mediator and has served on the mediation panel of the EEOC, Cleveland District. She also serves as appointed counsel in child welfare cases in Portage County.
“I wanted to represent individuals’ rights against large forces,” said Grim, who grew up in Toledo, OH. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Akron School of Law in 1983. At that time, she was a young mother, attending law school at night. “About a third of the law classes included female students. It was a generation of feminists,” Grim recounted smiling. “A couple of women in law school told me that I was their role model. We all realized that we were standing on the shoulders of the women who came before us.” In the courthouses, there was a feeling that there were new folks in the courtrooms, and men would make jokes about women’s voices. “Most people were used to hearing a man’s voice,” says Nancy. “Forty years ago, people did not hear women’s voices as tough. We now hear women on the radio and TV sounding strong,” she says. Read more about Nancy Grim on our website, and learn more about her practice here.
Next week, Workplace Fairness highlights Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center.
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Workplace Fairness is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights. The organization’s mission is to educate workers and their advocates about workplace rights and options for resolving workplace problems and that policymakers, members of the business community and the public view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.
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