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$243 Million Settlement Reached for 200 UCLA Sexual Assault Survivors

After more than 200 sexual assault survivors came forward with similar allegations, the University of California system reached a $243.6 million settlement. Plaintiffs claimed they were sexually abused by former UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps. Heaps worked at the university in the student health center for several decades before he was arrested in June 2019. He [...]

2022-02-14T08:55:57-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault Lawsuit|Comments Off on $243 Million Settlement Reached for 200 UCLA Sexual Assault Survivors

UPDATED: House and Senate Overwhelmingly Pass Bill To End Forced Arbitration for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment 

On February 7, 2022 the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (335 to 97) in favor of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Act (H.R. 4445). Three days later, the Senate voted affirmatively to pass the bill (S. 2342). This bill is a historic step towards further bolstering the rights of survivors [...]

2022-03-28T11:46:57-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on UPDATED: House and Senate Overwhelmingly Pass Bill To End Forced Arbitration for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment 

House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill To End Forced Arbitration for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment  

On February 7, 2022 the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (335 to 97) in favor of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment Act (H.R. 4445). This bill is a historic step towards further bolstering the rights of survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment by ensuring public accountability for perpetrators. [...]

2022-02-11T10:22:03-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill To End Forced Arbitration for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment  

Teacher Sues School for Retaliation After Reporting Sexual Harassment 

A 5th grade teacher is suing the school she used to work for in Utah. The teacher reported incidents of student sexual harassment, but claims she was retaliated against after doing so. The lawsuit alleges violations of Title IX, among other claims, stemming from an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred in December 2020. According [...]

2022-04-29T09:28:46-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Teacher Sues School for Retaliation After Reporting Sexual Harassment 

$490 Million Sexual Assault Settlement Reached for University of Michigan Claimants  

The University of Michigan has reached a settlement to resolve sexual assault allegations against former University sports physician Robert Anderson. The University will pay $490 million to settle allegations from over 1,000 plaintiffs—primarily male athletes—who claim they were sexually abused by the sports doctor. Plaintiffs claim that the University knew of the Anderson’s abuses for [...]

2022-04-29T09:28:48-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault|Comments Off on $490 Million Sexual Assault Settlement Reached for University of Michigan Claimants