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New Legislation Introduced to End Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault Cases

The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) has been around for decades, but one of the consequences of the #MeToo movement has been a widespread recognition that allowing employers to force survivors of sexual assault and harassment into arbitration is a real problem. Not only do arbitration agreements serve to silence survivors, but they also permit employers to [...]

2021-09-24T08:23:45-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault Lawsuit|Comments Off on New Legislation Introduced to End Forced Arbitration in Sexual Assault Cases

A Missouri College Combats Sexual Assault On Campus with Student-Run Organization

In 2016, the CDC reported that while attending college, about 10% of undergraduate women and 3% of men experience some kind of sexual assault. Students at Northwest Missouri State University are taking steps to fight back against sexual assault occurring on campus. It’s On Us is a student-led organization dedicated to spreading awareness and preventing campus [...]

2021-09-21T09:46:11-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault|Comments Off on A Missouri College Combats Sexual Assault On Campus with Student-Run Organization

Allegheny College Reaches Settlement with Student in Title IX Case

Following mediation, sexual assault claims against Allegheny College were settled last month in a Pennsylvania court. The lawsuit was filed by a female former Allegheny football player who alleged Title IX violations, as well as negligence and emotional, physical, and mental distress, after she received unwanted sexual advances during practice by another player. According the lawsuit, [...]

2021-09-21T09:42:47-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault Lawsuit|Comments Off on Allegheny College Reaches Settlement with Student in Title IX Case

Five Plaintiffs Join Sexual Assault Case Against Eastern Michigan University

A total of 24 individuals have joined a Title IX lawsuit against Eastern Michigan University, alleging Title IX violations related to several sexual assaults at the school. The newest plaintiffs filing in the September 2021 case include four women and one man. Plaintiffs allege that the school failed to act on multiple assaults that occurred on [...]

2021-09-21T09:38:46-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault Lawsuit|Comments Off on Five Plaintiffs Join Sexual Assault Case Against Eastern Michigan University

Same-Sex Workplace Sexual Harassment Laws Expanded In Landmark Appeal

A recent decision in the Fourth Circuit appellate court further defined the “evidentiary routes” available to employee plaintiffs bringing same-sex sexual harassment claims. This type of harassment in the workplace is prohibited by Title VII. In Roberts v. Glenn Industrial Group, Inc., the court more broadly translated the meaning of the term “sex” as used in [...]

2021-08-10T09:22:00-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Same-Sex Workplace Sexual Harassment Laws Expanded In Landmark Appeal