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Paperbacks To Podcasts: Expand Your Civil Rights Library, Vol. 1

Dirty Linen: How Women Sued the Reader's Digest and Changed History, by Elaine Auerbach Dirty Linen is an everywoman manifesto and a gentle tutorial on fundamental civil rights activism by the working mom next door. Set in Westchester County, New York in the 1970’s, Reader’s Digest was, at the time, a staple in every household and [...]

2021-09-24T08:30:53-05:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|0 Comments

New Legislation Introduced to End Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault Cases

The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) has been around for decades, but one of the consequences of the #MeToo movement has been a widespread recognition that allowing employers to force survivors of sexual assault and harassment into arbitration is a real problem. Not only do arbitration agreements serve to silence survivors, but they also permit employers to [...]

2021-09-24T08:23:45-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault Lawsuit|Comments Off on New Legislation Introduced to End Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault Cases

California Law Revived: Ninth Circuit Partially Upholds Ban on Mandatory Arbitration 

In 2019, California Governor Newsom signed bill AB-51 into law. The new law effectively allowed employees to bring employment-related claims to court instead of mandated arbitration. One year later, when certain business groups attempted to challenge the law, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the law. She held that the [...]

2021-09-24T08:17:46-05:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Comments Off on California Law Revived: Ninth Circuit Partially Upholds Ban on Mandatory Arbitration 

A Missouri College Combats Sexual Assault On Campus with Student-Run Organization

In 2016, the CDC reported that while attending college, about 10% of undergraduate women and 3% of men experience some kind of sexual assault. Students at Northwest Missouri State University are taking steps to fight back against sexual assault occurring on campus. It’s On Us is a student-led organization dedicated to spreading awareness and preventing campus [...]

2021-09-21T09:46:11-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault|Comments Off on A Missouri College Combats Sexual Assault On Campus with Student-Run Organization

Allegheny College Reaches Settlement with Student in Title IX Case

Following mediation, sexual assault claims against Allegheny College were settled last month in a Pennsylvania court. The lawsuit was filed by a female former Allegheny football player who alleged Title IX violations, as well as negligence and emotional, physical, and mental distress, after she received unwanted sexual advances during practice by another player. According the lawsuit, [...]

2021-09-21T09:42:47-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault Lawsuit|Comments Off on Allegheny College Reaches Settlement with Student in Title IX Case