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“What I Wore”: LSU’s Exhibit Shedding Light on Survivors of Sexual Assault  

By: Irene Lax, Senior Counsel in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group In an effort to shed light on the stories of survivors of sexual violence, Louisiana State University has launched a new exhibit called “What I Wore.” The exhibit, on view at the LSU Student Union, showcases the types of clothing that sexual assault survivors wore [...]

2022-05-03T11:18:26-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|0 Comments

Spreading The Word About Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

By: Irene Lax, Senior Counsel in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group As we enter into the last week of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we stand in solidarity with, and as allies of, all survivors of any form of sexual violence, including sexual harassment and assault. We recognize the courage it takes to come forward with [...]

2022-05-03T10:27:32-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Spreading The Word About Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Breaking Down the Act Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment

By: Irene Lax, Senior Counsel in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group In a historic move by the White House, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. Effective March 3, 2022, the new law will ban employers from enforcing pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers to resolve sexual [...]

2022-05-03T11:30:03-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Breaking Down the Act Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment

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 [...]

2022-05-02T13:07:38-05:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Comments Off on Forced Arbitration Bill Passes House