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Maryland Employers Required to Disclose Workplace Sexual Harassment Settlements

To comply with the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, every employer in Maryland with 50 or more employees must now report sexual harassment settlements to the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”). The MCCR will soon publish the aggregate statistics of settlements reported. Employers are also required to submit this information again [...]

What Is Considered Sexual Harassment at Work?

What is considered sexual harassment at work? When and where can it happen? Many people do not know the answers to these questions and fail to report unwanted encounters in the workplace. If you question whether you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, chances are something is not right. Below, our civil rights lawyers outline what you [...]

$1.75 Million Sexual Assault Settlement Reached for Special Needs Student

A disabled student of special needs cooperative S.E.J.A. No. 802 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School District No. 233 in Illinois reached a $1.75 million settlement to resolve allegations of sexual abuse. The student, 21 years old at the time of the abuse, alleged that another student sexually assaulted her twice at the facility in 2016. She also [...]

$215 Million Settlement for Victims of USC Gynecologist’s Sexual Misconduct

A federal judge in Los Angeles has indicated he will award a $215 million class-action settlement to former patients of University of Southern California’s campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall. Under the terms of the settlement, more than 18,000 women who saw Dr. Tyndall during their time at USC would be guaranteed a $2,500 payment, whether or [...]

Over 1,300 Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed in New York Following New Law

Following the implementation of the Child Victims Act in August 2019, over 1,300 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed in the state of New York. The Act essentially extends the statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims for New Yorkers, providing people up to age 55 the ability to file a civil lawsuit against their [...]

Lawsuit Filed Against State-Run Youth Detention Center for Alleged Abuse in NH

A class action lawsuit was filed in January 2020 in New Hampshire revealing allegations of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the Sununu Youth Services Center between 1982 and 2014. Victims were between the ages of 11 and 17 at the time of the alleged abuse. “These horrific acts of abuse were perpetrated by the very [...]

School Resource Officer Convicted of Sexual Misconduct

School resource officers are present in about half of schools across the country as many school districts are seeking ways to help keep students safe. However, for students at Lansing Eastern High School in Michigan, their protected learning environment was compromised. School resource officer Matthew Priebe, a 10-year veteran on the force, was convicted of sexually [...]

Uber Safety Report Reveals Thousands of Sexual Assault Claims

In the last two years, about 1.3 billion rides have been shared with popular ride-hailing company Uber. But a recent report unveils that the company received more than 3,000 incidents of abuse or harassment just last year, and double that figure over the last two years. The reports were made both by drivers and passengers, and [...]

How to Report Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Am I Facing Workplace Sexual Harassment? Workplace sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and has serious and sometimes permanent traumatic and detrimental effects on victims. Victims of sexual harassment may feel forced to take sick leave or even quit their jobs.  If you are a victim of sexual harassment, know that there are federal [...]