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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|Comments Off on Paperbacks To Podcasts: Expand Your Civil Rights Library, Vol. 1

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 [...]

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