We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kelsey Murrell to Higher Education Practice Lead – focused on representing students, staff, and faculty members who have experienced discrimination, sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Equality Act 2010
The Guardian reports on our client’s settlement with Lady Margaret Hall, accused of negligence and discrimination for the way she was treated after reporting rape by a fellow student.
Just because your workforce is online, doesn’t mean your obligations as an employer change. Georgina Calvert-Lee explains to WIRED how the law doesn’t distinguish between sexual harassment done in person and done remotely.
Deep dive into ‘the campus crisis’ of widespread sexual harassment and abuse.
Georgina Calvert-Lee “who secured tens of thousands of pounds for the Warwick group chat women” quoted on how universities risk breaching the Equality Act.
Dr. Ann Olivarius’ op-ed in Metro urges for women-centred mental health support systems for working mothers.
“There is still no one in authority, like the OfS, telling universities that a fair procedure requires equal treatment of both parties,” said Georgina Calvert-Lee. “We’ve always had recalcitrant universities who just won’t do anything until they absolutely have to. And that’s why they’ve eventually got to make it mandatory.”
Georgina Calvert-Lee considers how UK universities might ensure that their disciplinary procedures are demonstrably fair to victims of harassment and sexual misconduct.
Kelsey Murrell explains the key legislative differences in reporting sexual assault at university in the UK versus the US; and why she’s holding universities accountable when they derail students’ lives.
Our client, Professor Heather Savigny, was victimised by De Montfort University for helping a student who was sexually assaulted by a male professor.
Dr Olivarius’ keynote presentation at the Office for Students’ ‘Insight event: Improving student lives’ is now available to watch. You can also read the accompanying essay.