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Court Rejects Disability Discrimination Claim In Light Of Reasonable Accommodation, Supports Academic Standards
On August 7, 2019, a federal district court in Rhode Island rejected a student's disability discrimination claim against Bryant University. The student enrolled in the University's
United States
19 Aug 2019
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Accommodating Service Animals On Campus
In recent years, institutions have experienced a significant increase in the amount of emotional support animal accommodation requests from students living in on-campus housing.
United States
2 Aug 2019
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The Pay Equity Battle Continues
In 2019, women still only earn $0.79 for every dollar that men make, and now the fight for pay equity continues on the soccer field.
United States
19 Jul 2019
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"As A Concept, Pay Equity Seems Simple In Its Application…"
So began a decision out of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon last month, which dismissed a lawsuit brought by Jennifer Freyd.
United States
3 Jul 2019
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Post-Trial Arguments Heard In Harvard Admissions Discrimination Case
In a prior blog post, we discussed some of the latest legal challenges to the operation and limits of the currently-prevailing affirmative action principles set forth in the 2013 United States Supreme Court case...
United States
1 Mar 2019
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Proposed Legislation Would Expand The Reach Of Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination Statute To Professional Investors
Legislation currently pending in the Massachusetts Senate would expand the reach of the Commonwealth's employment discrimination statute ...
United States
1 Mar 2019
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Massachusetts Employers Beware – Denying An Internal Lateral Transfer Request May Now Constitute An Adverse Employment Action
On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a significant opinion liberally construing the scope and meaning of the phrase "adverse employment action".
United States
8 Feb 2019
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Paper It: How Documented Decision-Making Can Help An Institution Avoid The Risk Of He Said/She Said Litigation
A recent case out of the District of Columbia underscores the importance of establishing policies and documenting performance-related issues.
United States
7 Jan 2019
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"Regarded As" Theory Sacks University
On November 14, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi allowed a student's claim against the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to proceed to discovery.
United States
21 Dec 2018
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Proposed Title IX Regulations: 10 Changes That Colleges And Universities Need To Know
On November 16, 2018, after more than a year of anticipation, the Department of Education issued its proposed regulations under Title IX.
United States
18 Dec 2018
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Client Alert – Bush 1 And A Domestic Legacy: The Americans With Disabilities Act
The recent passing of George H. W. Bush is a fitting moment to reflect upon one of his most enduring legacies in the sphere of domestic policy: the Americans with Disabilities Act,
United States
18 Dec 2018
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Client Alert For State And Local Government: When The Supreme Court Gives You Mount Lemmon…Make Post-Lemmon-ADEA-Compliant Policy
In the first opinion of its current term, the Supreme Court held that state and local governments are covered "employers" under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967...
United States
6 Dec 2018
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When Race Meets Sex: Can Employment Decisions Regarding Sexual Misconduct Give Rise To Discrimination Claims?
Darrell Peoples ("Peoples"), an African-American former "grounds person and heavy equipment operator" at Wichita State University ("WSU"), sued WSU and a female coworker,
United States
23 Nov 2018
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It's Final: Colleges Now Must Report Sexual Harassment To National Science Foundation
In September, the National Science Foundation ("NSF") released its final notice imposing sexual harassment and assault-related reporting requirements on college and universities.
United States
6 Nov 2018
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It's Final: Colleges Now Must Report Sexual Harassment To NSF
In September, the National Science Foundation ("NSF") released its final notice imposing sexual harassment and assault-related reporting requirements on college and universities.
United States
31 Oct 2018
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Beyond The Advancement Decision Itself: When Lack Of Opportunities And Resources May Constitute Sex Discrimination
Altha Cravey, a female geography professor, is suing the University of North Carolina and three administrators for gender discrimination and retaliation (for raising concerns of sex and racial discrimination).
United States
25 Oct 2018
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Lawsuit Filed Following NYU Title IX Investigation In Ronell-Reitman Case
It is certainly possible that this case will continue to generate news if it continues to progress. Stay tuned for any notable updates.
United States
3 Oct 2018
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Proponents Continue Push For Bill To Address Campus Sexual Assault
A bill seeking to require that colleges conduct sexual misconduct surveys was not passed before the formal legislative session ended on July 31, 2018. The
United States
25 Sep 2018
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The ADA In Higher Education: Questions Regarding Personal Responsibility And The "Interactive Process"
A pending case against Skidmore College, Jane Doe v. Skidmore College, could establish new law regarding a school's interest in developing independent adults and regarding whether the Americans with Disabilities Act's ...
United States
12 Sep 2018
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Defamation In The #MeToo Era
One state has addressed this issue through new legislation.
United States
23 Aug 2018
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