Strict Liability for Sexual Harassment by SupervisorsBy Cynthia Hyndman, Robert Margolis, and Aleeza StrubelSeptember 2009Article, Page 454The Illinois Supreme Court's Sangamon County Sheriff's Department decision subjects employers to strict liability for sexual harassment by their supervisors. So, who is a supervisor?
Sexual harassment and the chain of commandBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2009Lawpulse, Page 278Under state law, employers are liable for sexual harassment by supervisors whether or not the employer knew about it and even though the employee-victim doesn't work under the supervisor.
“Rape Shield” for Civil LawsuitsBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2009Lawpulse, Page 220An Illinois House bill would extend the prohibition against admitting evidence of an alleged victim's sexual history to sexual harassment charges.
Pleading Civil Rights ClaimsBy Professor Jeffrey A. ParnessMarch 2009Column, Page 156The challenges civil-rights claimants face in choosing a forum, shaping their pleadings, and more.
Slavery reparations claims dismissed by 7CABy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2007Lawpulse, Page 170The court held that slave descendants' section 1982 claims are, inter alia, too speculative and the claimants too far removed from the wrong of slavery.
Is Your Law Practice ADA Compliant?By Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2005Article, Page 188Every private practice is a "public accommodation" under the ADA. Are you meeting your obligations to clients and others with disabilities?
Brown v Board and the ISBA BoardBy Terrence J. LavinMarch 2004Column, Page 116Americans are great about celebrating anniversaries. We celebrate the anniversary of heroic or tragic national events.
Demystifying the USA PATRIOT ActBy William F. ZieskeFebruary 2004Article, Page 82Have you wondered what this massive, controversial Act is really all about? Here's a summary and review.
Counseling gay couplesBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2003Lawpulse, Page 544While the issues that arise in gay relationships are familiar, the legal framework is different. It's a difference that family practitioners and estate planners should learn to navigate.