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Sexual Assault “Red Zone” Underway as Fall Semester Begins at College

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group With exciting new beginnings this fall for college students, there is also a sad and documented truth: the period between campus arrival and Thanksgiving presents a heightened risk of sexual assault on campus. This phenomenon is called the “red zone.” Colleges and universities often see a spike [...]

2022-09-01T17:32:54-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Sexual Assault “Red Zone” Underway as Fall Semester Begins at College

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

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group According to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, 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 [...]

2022-07-21T10:06:29-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Research: Women that Experienced Sexual Violence May Develop High Blood Pressure

Former Catholic Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault by Dozens of Survivors Dies Before Deposition

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group Former Catholic gym teacher Edwin Gaynor’s May 2022 passing has left dozens of his former students in a frustrated quandary. Gaynor was a gym teacher and coach at several Catholic schools and institutions from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. He was a teacher and [...]

2022-07-21T11:55:10-05:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on Former Catholic Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault by Dozens of Survivors Dies Before Deposition

Insurance Company Faces Discrimination Lawsuit from Former Vice President  

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group A new lawsuit claims that insurance company Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. discriminated against a former vice president of the company. The suit cites age discrimination after the plaintiff was allegedly fired at age 60, and replaced with someone younger. The plaintiff also contends he received [...]

2022-05-23T13:05:02-05:00By |Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Insurance Company Faces Discrimination Lawsuit from Former Vice President  

More Harassment and Discrimination Protections for New York Employees

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group New anti-harassment laws recently signed by New York’s governor aim to provide additional support for the state’s employees. Senate Bill S812B establishes a toll-free, confidential hotline that employees working in New York can call if they need help with workplace harassment complaints. Additionally, Senate Bill S5870 broadens the [...]

2022-05-03T15:53:50-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on More Harassment and Discrimination Protections for New York Employees