If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken an important step toward fighting back against an epidemic of sexual violence toward women on college campuses. There are robust federal and state laws that provide legal recourse for female students who have been sexually assaulted or raped.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) just celebrated its 25th birthday. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law two years after its 1988 introduction to Congress. However, the fight to protect individuals with disabilities began much earlier with community activism around the country. This made the ADA possible.
The overwhelming majority of women who are sexually harassed at work don’t report the harassment up their chain of command or to human resources. This is often a mistake because the Company may be able to avoid liability for the underlying sexual harassment, if it is not on notice of the problem.