Forced Arbitration Bill Passes House

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice In a tremendous victory for many plaintiffs, the U.S. House voted to pass legislation known as the FAIR Act geared towards ending forced arbitration for victims of civil rights violations and injustice. After years of efforts, this is a huge step forward for consumers, workers, small businesses, and [...]

2024-01-24T12:54:01-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Comments Off on Forced Arbitration Bill Passes House

Age Discrimination Prevalent in Hiring Process Amid Labor Shortage  

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Hiring new employees amid the pandemic has proven challenging for some companies, but certain hurdles may make it even more difficult for some people seeking employment. A new survey suggests that up to 45% of managers admit to ageism (age bias) during the recruiting process. The age bias [...]

2023-09-29T07:58:36-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Age Discrimination Prevalent in Hiring Process Amid Labor Shortage  

Students Sexually Harassed at Auburn University by Pharmacy Dean  

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice According to documents from Auburn University’s Title IX office, the dean of the University’s pharmacy school was found to be responsible for sexually harassing a student. The student reported Dean Richard Hansen to the Title IX office after he allegedly harassed her at an off-campus bar last spring. [...]

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Title IX Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Harvard Professor

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice On February 8, 2022, three female graduate students filed suit against Harvard University, alleging that each was sexual assaulted, harassed, and retaliated against. The plaintiffs are women studying anthropology at the prestigious ivy league school and claim that Professor John Comaroff engaged in nonconsensual sexual touching and made [...]

2023-09-29T07:59:15-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Title IX Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Harvard Professor