The Problem of Sexual Harassment and Forced Arbitration

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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson sued Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, alleging unwanted sexual advances at work, and career-demolition when she refused him. Her lawsuit details disgusting, alarming behavior: Ailes allegedly told her that she …

On The Hook For Off-Campus Sexual Assault

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The Department of Justice and Department of Education recently weighed in on a Title IX case, arguing that a university can be liable under Title IX for failing to properly investigate off-campus conduct.  Two students at Kansas State University (K-State) …

SCOTUS Sides with Employee on Timeliness of Constructive Discharge Filings

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Recently the Supreme Court broke new ground in the area of constructive discharge. In Green v. Postmaster General, a 7-1 opinion written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Court ruled that the filing period for a federal employee’s constructive discharge claim …

Jonathan C. Puth Submits Comments on Proposed Principles for the Discovery of ESI in Civil Cases

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Jonathan C. Puth submits comments to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, which is currently reviewing new proposals entitled “Principles for the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information in Civil Cases.”  The discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) …

Robin Wright’s Equal Pay Victory Highlights the Gender Wage Gap

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Those who watch Netflix’s popular TV show House of Cards know that First Lady Claire Underwood will stand up to anyone, from members of Congress to the Russian President. Robin Wright, the actor who plays Mrs. Underwood, recently followed in …

Fourth Circuit Rules That Title IX Protects Trans Student from Discrimination

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Earlier this week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that a Virginia school board’s policy barring a transgender boy from using the boy’s restrooms at his school violates Title IX’s ban on discrimination on the basis …