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Are The Courts Ill-Equipped To Handle Sexual Harassment Cases?

Author and legal expert Suja Thomas talks about how the federal courts handle — and often don’t handle — sexual harassment cases.



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The national discussion about sexual harassment has left some Americans wondering why it's so prevalent today.

Author Suja Thomas argues one reason is a lack of accountability in the federal court system, which Thomas argues has been too willing to dismiss cases.

Thomas, a professor of law at the University of Illinois College of Law, joins Houston Matters to discuss what she means and to talk about the book she co-authored called Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law.

Thomas recently wrote an op-ed on the subject for the New York Times.