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Professor Williams' lecture examines the impact of the increasing number of lawsuits filed by mothers under Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines. She discusses how and why these lawsuits have a much higher success rate than those of other employment discrimination lawsuits, even though three-fourths of those laid off during the Great Recession were men. Professor Williams explores how these themes interact.

Deidra L. Byrd and Stephen B. Moldof, leading labor and employment lawyers, comment on the lecture from union and management perspectives.

The annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture is sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace. It is presented by the Kenneth M. Piper Endowment, which was established by a gift from Mrs. Kenneth M. Piper in memory of her husband. Mr. Piper was a distinguished executive with Motorola, Inc., and Bausch & Lomb, Inc., who made important contributions in human resources and labor relations for more than two decades.

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