April 5, 2013

College Groups Connect to Fight Sexual Harassment and Assault

A group of colleges across the country are coming together to combat sexual assault. Activists of the movement contend that colleges fall short in educating students about sexual assault and sexual harassment. The movement promotes victims to seek help, report the frequency of such crimes, counsel survivors, and train the people who investigate and adjudicate these cases. Many agree that the punishment given by campus disciplinary systems tend to be amateurish. Advocates for people brought […]
April 5, 2013

Cyber Bullying Emerges as Workplace Problem

Cyber bullying has emerged as another area that many employers need to address in the fight against workplace bullying. Cyber bulling is generally known to be the use of digital media tools such as the Internet and cell phones to deliberately and repeatedly hurt, harass or embarrass someone. In some instances, if an employee uses a company computer to violate the law, an employer could face joint liability in a civil lawsuit. Studies show that […]
February 18, 2013

South Loop Club to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Harassment and Retaliation Case

South Loop Club, a Chicago bar and grill will pay $100,000 under a settlement agreement to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The sexual harassment and retaliation case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).    According to the complaint, the South Loop Club fostered a culture where sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees went unchecked.  The Chicago bar quickly agreed to a settlement shortly after the sexual harassment lawsuit was filed.  […]
December 7, 2012

NYC steakhouse settles male-on-male sexual harassment case

Sparks, the well-known New York City steakhouse reached a $600,000 settlement of a male-on-male sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC said 22 male waiters at Spark were subjected to harassment based on their sex, chiefly by one male manager, over a nearly eight-year period. The agency said the misconduct included inappropriate comments and touching. Although many waiters complained to other managers and Sparks’ owners, the harassment did […]
October 24, 2012

Recent decision: In re Katie Kickertz v. New York University

A recent court decision in the New York county Supreme Court has found in favor for a former student at NYU’s dentist school who sued the school. The student was dismissed from NYU’s dental college, without the possibility of readmission. The school claimed she violated an ethical code in which she forged a patient treatment record patient forms in order to gain Practice Model Values (PMV) credits necessary in order to graduate. The court found that […]
October 18, 2012

NYU dental school lawsuit by former student to avail civil rights

A former honors student who attended NYU’s dental school sued the academic institution claiming that she had to meet a $38,000 quota in clinical work in order to earn her degree, in addition to having to invest in more classes to graduate. Katie Kickertz, 28 years old, was the former student and is now licensed to be a dentist in Illinois. Her lawsuit was won in order for NYU to honor and recognizer her BA […]
October 11, 2012

Recent trends in the news regarding the female body

According to author Naomi Wolf, recent trends in the press have been veering toward biased views of women’s bodies. For example, the French publication, Closer, published photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, topless. Additionally, the Pussy Riot trial and Arab Spring protests show women’s freedom being taken away. The author is stating publicly that women’s bodies are battlegrounds being used to wage culture wars in which it is being seen as scandalous when […]