Section Newsletter Articles on Sexual Harassment

The ongoing saga of sexual harassment By Hon. Debra B. Walker Human Rights, December 2017 With the Illinois legislature beginning to undergo sexual harassment training and apparently adopting legislation that would require all elected officials to be so educated, will this apply to the third branch of government?
Why do powerful serial harassers get away with it for so long? By Richard T. Seymour Corporate Law Departments, December 2017 This article discusses the standards developed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids harassment based on sex, race, and other protected characteristics, and also forbids retaliation against those who oppose unlawful actions or participate in the Title VII enforcement process.
Why do powerful serial harassers get away with it for so long? By Richard T. Seymour Labor and Employment Law, December 2017 This article discusses the standards developed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids harassment based on sex, race, and other protected characteristics, and also forbids retaliation against those who oppose unlawful actions or participate in the Title VII enforcement process.
The ongoing saga of sexual harassment By Hon. Debra B. Walker Bench and Bar, November 2017 With the Illinois legislature beginning to undergo sexual harassment training and apparently adopting legislation that would require all elected officials to be so educated, will this apply to the third branch of government?
I know it when I see it By Emily M. Johns Bench and Bar, September 2016 Although Illinois has anti-sexual harassment legislation in place, due to society’s recent awareness of the transgender community there is a rising tide of sexual harassment issues that are becoming more prevalent and need to be addressed.
Expanded liability for sexual harassment in Illinois By Kenneth W. Gage and Laura R. Feldman Labor and Employment Law, June 2009 On April 16, 2009, the Illinois Supreme Court expanded Illinois employers’ exposure to damages for sexual harassment and distinguished Illinois law from federal law.
He said, she said: Handling uncorroborated allegations of sexual harassment By Richard A. Russo Labor and Employment Law, June 2008 While most of the general principles and steps for conducting an effective sexual harassment investigation apply to investigations involving uncorroborated allegations, there are a few additional issues that an employer should consider.
Sexual harassment—student-to-student Education Law, June 2000 The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a school district can be found liable for monetary damages under Title IX for its failure to respond adequately to a student's complaints of severe and offensive sexual harassment by a fellow student.
Sexual harassment in Illinois employment By Nicole Vercruysse Young Lawyers Division, August 1999 The Illinois Human Rights Act1 and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act2 are the two bodies of law used to address sexual harassment in employment throughout Illinois.3