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Court Documents Detail Bob Dylan’s Alleged Sexual Assault

Court Documents Detail Bob Dylan’s Alleged Sexual Assault

| Personal Injury
An alleged victim of the iconic folk singer has come forward, alleging that Bob Dylan sexually abused her in 1965, when she was twelve years old. According to the woman’s lawyer, Dylan “lower[ed] her inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol, and threats of…Read the article
Patients Seek Justice Against Predatory Doctor

Patients Seek Justice Against Predatory Doctor

| Civil Rights
Former Long Island doctor Stuart Copperman thought he had avoided legal responsibility for multiple sexual assaults he committed between 1961 and 2000. Now, seventy-seven of his victims hope to have their day in court. Copperman, who now lives in Florida, has not practiced medicine since these allegations came to light in a 2000 disciplinary hearing.…Read the article
Are Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment?

Are Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment?

| sexual harassment
Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment? If you ask the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the federal courts, the answer to this question is unequivocally “yes.” Most waitresses, bartenders, baristas, and other customer-facing restaurant employees work for tips. As a result, a “polite smile” and friendly demeanor are encouraged. And, these individuals often are…Read the article
Should I Secretly Record Workplace Harassment Incidents?

Should I Secretly Record Workplace Harassment Incidents?

| sexual harassment
Generally, a picture, or a recording or video, is worth a thousand words. That being said, surreptitious recordings sometimes cause much more trouble than they prevent. This issue comes up a lot. Sadly, over 80 percent of women, and a sizeable percentage of men, have experienced workplace sexual harassment. And, claimants have the burden of…Read the article
Lawmakers Consider Ending Forced Arbitration

Lawmakers Consider Ending Forced Arbitration

| sexual harassment
Frequently, arbitration is an alternative to the litigation process. But in the sexual harassment context, arbitration generally exists to protect employers. Some lawmakers are demanding change. In February 2019, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act. This straightforward measure would prohibit employers from requiring their employees to arbitrate sexual…Read the article
Was I Sexually Harassed If It Only Happened Once?

Was I Sexually Harassed If It Only Happened Once?

| Personal Injury
It is very possible you were, depending on the type of sexual harassment claim. Frequently, this question refers to hostile environment claims. Single-incident sexual harassment is rare in this context. Other times, the single incident involves a quid pro quo or retaliation. However, in every situation, once is too much. After a few moments in…Read the article
Coronavirus Extends Deadlines in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Coronavirus Extends Deadlines in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

| Coronavirus
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo already made headlines by approving a sweeping child sexual abuse law which could provide relief to thousands of victims. Cuomo made headlines again by further extending deadlines “to ensure that COVID-19 does not stand in the way of justice.” Specifically, the order extended the lookback period to January 14, 2021.…Read the article
Remote Workplaces: Not Cybersexual Harassment Haven

Remote Workplaces: Not Cybersexual Harassment Haven

| Personal Injury
According to a recent survey, almost half of women and nearly a quarter of men have been victims of cybersexual harassment. Overall harassment figures were at 81 percent for women and 43 percent for men. These numbers are much higher than the figures from previous surveys. Anita Raj, director of the Center on Gender Equity…Read the article
Coronavirus Fuels Sexual Assault Spike

Coronavirus Fuels Sexual Assault Spike

| Coronavirus
Stay-at-home orders (due to the coronavirus) have contributed to an uptick of valid sexual assault complaints, and advocacy groups are bracing for an even large increase to come. Isolation and stress may combine to make a fertile ground for additional assaults, according to one advocacy group. Moreover, added RAINN President Scott Berkowitz, “We are definitely…Read the article
Sex Trafficking: Our Worst Global Pandemic

Sex Trafficking: Our Worst Global Pandemic

| Personal Injury
As America and the rest of the world battle the Coronavirus crisis, we have, within our midst, what is one of the worst global pandemics to ever strike humankind. While many think of slavery as a thing of the past, sex slaves are sold right under our noses, on a daily basis, and most of…Read the article