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$2.2 Million Settlement Reached After Transgender Inmate Hangs Herself

Following the death of a transgender inmate, a family has been awarded one of the largest wrongful death settlements in the history of Georgia’s prison system. The $2.2 million civil settlement was granted to the family of a woman who had a history of mental illness and hung herself while in solitary confinement four years [...]

2022-02-11T10:29:32-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Comments Off on $2.2 Million Settlement Reached After Transgender Inmate Hangs Herself

Skidmore College Sexual Assault Survivors Urge Administrators to Listen

Students staged a protest at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY last month, demonstrating their frustrations with the school about the way sexual assault claims are handled. The students voiced that they have been met with indifference and hostility when reporting incidents of sexual violence, and want that response to change. The protest appears to [...]

2022-02-11T11:11:14-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Skidmore College Sexual Assault Survivors Urge Administrators to Listen

Transgender Discrimination Claim Moves Forward, Prompting Employers to Review Policies

A transgender female police officer filed a discrimination lawsuit against her employer, where a recent court order declined to dismiss the case. The officer alleges that defendants—which include the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, Northeast Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, and other named defendants—neglected to protect her from harassment and discrimination due to her transgender status. [...]

2022-02-11T10:55:00-06:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Transgender Discrimination Claim Moves Forward, Prompting Employers to Review Policies

Sexual Assault Reports at a Texas University Increased by 300 Since Last Year

Complaints to the University of Texas at Austin’s Title IX office increased by 300+ in the last academic year, according to a report released by the school. The report details incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking that UT employees witnessed or received information about during the 2020-2021 school year. According to [...]

2022-02-11T11:11:09-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Sexual Assault Reports at a Texas University Increased by 300 Since Last Year

University of Michigan Students Denounce School’s Response to Sexual Assault Claims 

Students have passed a resolution condemning the University of Michigan’s response to sexual assault allegations against late athletic physician Robert Anderson and calling for prompt termination of University President Mark Schlissel, as well as members of the athletic staff and Title IX office. The resolution also calls for instituting safe houses for sexual assault and [...]

2022-02-11T11:10:56-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on University of Michigan Students Denounce School’s Response to Sexual Assault Claims