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Fair procedures aren’t as easy to run as OfS thinks (Wonkhe)

Fair procedures aren’t as easy to run as OfS thinks | Wonkhe
Georgina Calvert-Lee considers how universities might ensure that their disciplinary procedures are demonstrably fair to victims of harassment and sexual misconduct.


So after suffering the humiliation and trauma of being raped, harassed or discriminated against – experiences in which the victim’s own agency has been denied and voice stifled – the university performs a final violation by denying her a voice or presence in the so-called complaints process. It is no wonder that so many students and staff feel as injured by the way the university treated them after making a complaint as by the original misconduct complained of.

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Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

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Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

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AOA client, confidential

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Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

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Unfair Dismissal client, confidential