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An Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis professor will be featured as an expert on a PBS show Feb. 20 about teen sexual harassment on the job. The NOW on PBS investigation, "Teen Sexual Harassment at Work," includes professor Jennifer Drobac, an expert in juvenile and sexual harassment law.

Drobac researches sexual harassment of teenagers and represented a teen in 1999 in a sexual harassment case. She was referred to the makers of the PBS show by E.J. Graff, senior researcher directing the Gender & Justice Project at Brandeis University's Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Drobac said she's one of the only legal scholars in this topic.

PBS came to Indianapolis late last month to interview Drobac and film a class presentation she gave on the topic. In the show, she explains the legal issues, conflicts of law and legal hurdles unique to teens pursuing sexual harassment cases.

"I've been involved in this issue for 10 years. It's a huge problem and I'm delighted that PBS and Brandeis University have paired up to put together this program," she said. "They are shedding some light in a very dark corner."

In the program, abused teenagers from San Diego and Washington state share their experiences and legal cases. The program tracks their journeys to justice and how the issue impacts teenagers across the country.

To watch a preview of the episode or check local listings for air times, visit PBS' Web site.

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