EVANSTON, Ill. --- Nora FitzGerald Meldrum has been named director of the Northwestern University Sexual Harassment Prevention Office and Special Assistant to the Provost.
Meldrum, who joined the University June 28, has responsibility for anti-harassment training, sexual harassment policy development, claims investigation and resolution for students, faculty and staff across the University. She works closely with the staffs of Human Resources and Student Affairs, as well as Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Advisers in each school or unit of the University, who are trained to answer questions about the University's sexual harassment policy and to receive a complaint of sexual harassment.
Prior to joining the University, Meldrum practiced labor and employment law with Franczek Sullivan, P.C., a Chicago-based firm where she represented private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including matters involving wrongful termination, employment-based torts, and employment discrimination under Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA. A portion of her practice was dedicated to preventative counseling and working with clients to avoid litigation through improved management policies and practices, positive employee relations, affirmative action compliance, training and diversity assessment.
Meldrum graduated from Georgetown University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in government and received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1999. She is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and is a member of the bar associations of Illinois, Kentucky and the District of Columbia.
Information about the University's Sexual Harassment Prevention Office can be found at http://www.northwestern.edu/sexual-harassment/.