Forced Arbitration Bill Passes House

By: Irene Lax, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group 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 [...]

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Research: Women that Experienced Sexual Violence May Develop High Blood Pressure   

By: Kim Evans, Partner in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group According to new research, women who experienced sexual violence or workplace sexual assault have a greater risk for developing high blood pressure than women who did not. This correlation is “not widely recognized as a contributor to women’s cardiovascular health,” said Rebecca Lawn, the study’s author. [...]

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Age Discrimination Prevalent in Hiring Process Amid Labor Shortage  

By: Carla Agbiro, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group 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 [...]

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Students Sexually Harassed at Auburn University by Pharmacy Dean  

By: Sam Mukiibi, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group 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 [...]

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Title IX Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Harvard Professor

By: Samuel Mukiibi 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 other unwanted sexual advances. These [...]

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