Sexual Harassment Law, a Step Back for Class
Today, the Courthouse News Service filed this article about the Marsh Law Firm’s class action lawsuit against the United States Department of Education and the University of Virginia:
A woman who claims the University of Virginia brushed aside her sexual assault claim filed a federal class action challenging the Campus SaVE Act, a federal law she claims undermines the rights victims of sexual assault and harassment.
Jane Doe sued the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Arne Duncan in Federal Court, pleading to stop enforcement of the law, which took effect Friday. It is short for the Sexual Violence Elimination Act.
The Campus SaVE Act will make things worse for victims of sexual harassment and assault by allowing institutions to drag out investigations and lowering reporting standards, Doe says.
The class expects that SaVE will have much the same effect as the 2012 House Republican bill would have had, creating a law masquerading as broad protection for women while making it harder for victims to seek recourse.
You can read the entire article here on the Courthouse News Service website.
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