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Senate Bill Proposed to Stop School Bullying

Maryland Senator Michael Hough introduced a new bill in response to school bullying. The bill aims to hold school bullies responsible for their actions. It asks that school boards require bullies to do several things: Apologize to the student they bullied Return any objects stolen from the bullied student, or give compensation Attend a conference with [...]

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Amtrak Charged $25,000 to Accommodate Two Passengers in Wheelchairs

A Chicago-based advocacy group for people with disabilities contacted Amtrak weeks in advance of their travel date to accommodate their group with five wheelchairs. As mandated by law, the train only had space for three wheelchairs, one per car. Amtrak officials said it would cost $25,000 to remove seats to make room for the two additional [...]

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Alabama County Implements Peer-to-Peer Anti-Bullying Program

The Walker County Board of Education recently received a grant through the Alabama State Department of Education to start the “Peer Helpers” program. The program is designed to provide a support network for students. The “Peer Helpers” program will train students and teachers to become support fellows. In this role, Peer Helpers will be able to [...]

2020-03-10T10:21:29-05:00By |Categories: Bullying|0 Comments

$1.75 Million Sexual Assault Settlement Reached for Special Needs Student

A disabled student of special needs cooperative S.E.J.A. No. 802 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School District No. 233 in Illinois reached a $1.75 million settlement to resolve allegations of sexual abuse. The student, 21 years old at the time of the abuse, alleged that another student sexually assaulted her twice at the facility in 2016. She also [...]

7th Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision Concerning Military Employment

David Mueller, Joliet Police Department Sergeant and member of the National Guard, received orders to report for full-time National Guard duty from May to September 2016. Shortly thereafter, Mueller received an email from Joliet’s Chief of Police indicating that he would be placed on an unpaid leave of absence, that he would not accrue personal time [...]

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$750,000 Manufactured Evidence Verdict Upheld by Judge

A $750,000 verdict has been upheld by U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall in favor of a man who alleged that members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) crafted evidence against him during a murder investigation. The judge conceded that the narratives CPD detectives and the plaintiff Anthony Tucker told regarding the incident were completely different [...]

$215 Million Settlement for Victims of USC Gynecologist’s Sexual Misconduct

A federal judge in Los Angeles has indicated he will award a $215 million class-action settlement to former patients of University of Southern California’s campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall. Under the terms of the settlement, more than 18,000 women who saw Dr. Tyndall during their time at USC would be guaranteed a $2,500 payment, whether or [...]

Video of Pennsylvania High School Bullying Incident Goes Viral

A video depicting a boy being punched in the face while his attacker is egged on by classmates, which was taken in the bathroom of Greater Nanticoke Area High School in Pennsylvania, has gone viral. The video has been shared across Snapchat and Facebook, and has led to possible criminal charges to be filed against the [...]

2020-03-10T10:23:38-05:00By |Categories: Bullying|Tags: |0 Comments

What Are Common Types of Workplace Discrimination?

If you have recently experienced discrimination at work, you may feel at a loss for what to do. You may wonder if you have options to address the unfair, discriminatory treatment. Fortunately, victims of workplace discrimination have the right to report this discrimination while protected from retaliation. Workers should be aware of the types of workplace [...]

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Over 1,300 Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed in New York Following New Law

Following the implementation of the Child Victims Act in August 2019, over 1,300 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed in the state of New York. The Act essentially extends the statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims for New Yorkers, providing people up to age 55 the ability to file a civil lawsuit against their [...]