Workplace Discrimination Resources Available After Landmark Supreme Court Decision

In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a breakthrough decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. The decision held that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status is prohibited as part of sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One year later, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) [...]

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New York Passes Bill Organizing Panel of Experts to Stop Cyberbullying

Earlier this summer, a bill was passed by New York lawmakers to establish a cohort to study cyberbullying in the state. The nine-member task force includes experts from the fields of child psychology, mental health, technology, among others, to combat online bullying. The goal of the group is to study cyberbullying among teens and identify solutions [...]

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Former Pastor and Girls Basketball Coach Jailed for Child Sexual Abuse 

A former Tennessee pastor and girls basketball coach is in jail after child sexual abuse charges were brought against him. He is charged with aggravated sexual battery and three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure after being accused of having inappropriate interactions with two teen girls over a three-year period. Documents filed in court [...]

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Settlement Reached for Boy who Killed Himself After Being Bullied 

The family of an 8-year-old boy who took his life after being bullied at school has reached a settlement with the school district. The boy had been repeatedly bullied by classmates at his Ohio elementary school, leading to his suicide in 2017. The $3 million settlement also includes regular monitoring of the school’s anti-bullying plan and [...]

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Pope Francis Approves Church Law Rewrite Concerning Sex Abuse Penalties  

In a monumental change in Catholic church law, Pope Francis has approved revisions to the penalties for sexual abuse of minors and pornography. The church’s penal system had been in place since the 1980s. With the recent rewrite, the laws will provide for stricter and clearer penalties for clergy members who abuse minors and vulnerable populations, [...]

2021-07-01T16:37:54-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Pope Francis Approves Church Law Rewrite Concerning Sex Abuse Penalties