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November 07, 2013

Investigation Finds Sexual Harassment, Assault 'Pervasive' in Calif. District

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights concludes that school officials in the West Contra Costa district failed to adequately address sexual harassment and assault issues as required by Title IX.

July 18, 2013

All Faiths Must Be Welcome in the Workplace

Around the world, 1.6 billion Muslims are observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan by fasting without food or water from dawn to sunset. Many also increase their salat (prayers), Quranic recitation, and charitable giving. For talent managers, this is a perfect opportunity to review your organizat...

March 22, 2013

Districts Struggle to Address Emerging Issues With LGBT Students

For this group of students, schools appear to have issues needing tending to that go far beyond harassment and bullying.

February 05, 2013

Bullying of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Young People Drops Over Time

Harassment dropped sharply as students who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual progressed from middle school to adulthood.

January 17, 2013

Ohio School Community at Center of Controversy Threatened by Cyber Attacks

A number of digital threats made in a small Ohio community following a high-profile rape investigation illustrate the complicated nature of school cyber security in the 21st century.

December 04, 2012

N.C. Law Makes Cyberbullying Against Educators a Criminal Offense

The penalty for harassing teachers is now a $1,000 fine or 60 days in jail, a move that has prompted backlash by civil rights groups.

June 28, 2012

Harassment is Not a LOL Matter

This article originally appeared in the May/June/July 2012 American Association of School Personnel Administrators Best Practices Magazine, "Legal Issues Within HR: Keeping Yourself Up To Date". Reprinted with permission. In today's high-tech world, it is easier than ever for people to stay connect...

April 20, 2012

What Does Case Law Say About Harassment and Bullying?

I have gotten several questions lately about harassment and bullying in the workplace. Some think of bullying and harassment as synonymous, but there are actually some key differences. Actions are considered "harassment" when they call out an individual's protected class. More specifically, the U....

July 15, 2011

Court Tosses Texas Cheerleader's 'Petty' Suit

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a Texas mother who challenged her daughter's failure to make the high school cheerleading squad amid alleged harassment by a member of the squad.

October 26, 2010

Anti-Gay Bullying May Violate Civil Rights, Ed. Dept. Warns

Certain types of harassment rooted in sexual orientation or religious differences may be a federal civil rights violation, the U.S. Department of Education says.

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