Sexual Harassment and Bullying in the Contra Costa County School District Under Investigation by OCR


In early November, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released an investigation on the West Contra Costa School District that found that the district is home to a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assault and … [read more]

Saudi Women Drive in Defiance


Who can drive and under what restrictions? Should women be allowed to drive alongside men? While the answers to these questions may be obvious to some, they are what have animated the protests in Saudi Arabia over women's access to cars and … [read more]

What is Sexual Harassment According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?


Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual … [read more]

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Women’s Rights


By a five-to-four decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Marylandruled on March 20, 2012 that state workers cannot sue for money damages if their employers deny them medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act … [read more]

Court of Appeal Upholds Trial Court’s Decision Striking Down Alleged Harasser’s Cross-Complaint Against Sexual Harassment Victim For Defamation and Infliction of Emotional Distress


In the case of Aber v. Comstock (2013) 212 Cal. App. 4th 931, the plaintiff, Lisa Aber, sued her employer, her supervisor, and other co-worker, for sexual harassment, failure to investigate and prevent sexual harassment, sexual battery, and … [read more]