Another Victory in the Fight Against Sexual Harassment

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that speaking out about sexual harassment at work shouldn't cost you your job. This comes on the tails of last week's ruling that students who are sexually harassed can bring claims under both Title IX and Section 1983 (see post about the Fitzgerald decision). In yesterday's decision in Crawford v. Nashville, the court ruled unanimously that Vicky Crawford, who was fired from her job after she participated in her employer's internal investigation of sexual harassment, can sue her employer for retaliation.

The decision reversed the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, saying that employees are protected by Title VII's anti-retaliation provision even if they did not initiate the allegations of discrimination, but reported discrimination in response to being questioned by investigators.

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race or sex. It also protects employees from retaliation for opposing any unlawful discrimination.

The amicus brief filed in this case by the ACLU and numerous other civil rights groups is available here.

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liberal hater

Anthony Romero is a goddamn, cocksucking, buttfucking faggot. He is an American hatinh bastard and a liar.

61 former GITMO detainees have returned to the battlefield. Your a goddamn liar Romero the HOMO.


This has nothing to do with the present blog, But I just have to say that the constitution has to be amended to provide an amendment that states that no law or regulation or any tax or fee or anything in between, be passed by any legislative body without a vote by the people on the issue.


liberal your meds again? Please report to the correct blog

Please tell us how you got the number of 61 released detainees returning to "the battlefield" and what does "the battlefield" mean? The analysis I saw on the subject completely discredits that number. Also, if I were a detainee, I might be more likely to return to "the battlefield" after the treatment I had received.

David...There are routes to Constitutional amendments. I suggest you talk to your state and federal representatives and start the process.


Please help the hard working women of Lafayette College. Six women have come forth to stop sexual harassment at the college. The pervert responsible for sexually harassing these women was sentenced to 18 months probation in a plea bargain. How could such a plea bargain be available this scares me. The man accused of the harassment is basically walking away untouched. He got his rocks off for years at these women's expense. This man was put in a position to protect the college, its employees, and its students. Below are the local newspapers links to the articles. Please help these women return to there jobs. These women were scared to come forth because the man responsible carried a gun and must have had some kind of connection with college considering he worked there for 20 years. Lafayette is trying to sweep this under the rug and its working. I hope the ACLU can help these women and make it known that these type of actions will not just be swept under the table.,0,2728419...


If you’re slightly familiar with my blog, you know that I’m currently involved in a sexual harassment legal nightmare: the second day after meeting my new boss at my new job, the married SOB grabbed me, kissed my neck, and propositioned me three times! I notified the CEO and human resources. Nothing was done. I needed to be hospitalized, to take anti-anxiety/anti-depression medication—most recently, my job threatened to have me arrested for theft because I didn’t return their laptop as quickly as they wanted. Now, my lawyer is fighting with their lawyer (and I am finding out, painfully, that the law is very weak to protect/help victims of sexual harassment/discrimination. In fact, the law goes out of its way to protect small companies like mine from being sued for sexual harassment!).
Anyway, since this nightmare has consumed my life for the past several months and will likely consume my life, time, and attention for the next several months, I figured I might as well try to make something positive come out of all of this.

Despite my “CrazySexyMetalChick!” moniker, I’m actually an honest to goodness writer/scholar:
I have a B.A. in Professional Writing from Penn State, Summa Cum Laude, 2008.
I received the Penn State Professional Writing Program Achievement Award, 2008.
I was a news writer and copy editor for the Penn State Collegian.
I was published in New York Newsday at age 12.

By the end of this year, I should receive my M.A. in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook (I’d like to go onto the Ph.D. after that). However, I must complete a research paper/project. For my project, I’m considering a study of individuals’ experiences with sexual harassment, company policies regarding sexual harassment (both written policy and what is actually done—often two very different things!), the application of the law, the inefficiency of current laws, the differing verbal/nonverbal communication styles of men and women in the workplace and how this can lead to sexual harassment, etc.
I’d like to collect and examine stories of sexual harassment from women (and men), preferably current situations or situations which have occurred within the last 5 years.

1. I’m a Humanities/Social Sciences grad student. Everyone knows that such academic pursuits are strictly labors of love and as such, students in these pursuits deserve to be pitied and helped. Besides, maybe I can get my research paper published (not for profit, of course), and we all have an obligation to help push knowledge forward.
2. Sharing your story would likely be cathartic for you as well as for me.

I’ll likely be collecting stories until 9/2009 or 10/2009, since my paper will be due 12/2009. If you think you have a story you’d like to share with me, please email me:
Thanks! Love yas!


The Title VII victims are not being treated fairly; the resignations associated with the above claims that have been investigated have not been enforced and or listed with the cases.

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