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.
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.
Georgina Calvert-Lee comments on the case, and talks about the culture of impunity among powerful men, when to settle and the power of redemption and apology.
Georgina Calvert-Lee discusses the claim alongside the wider question of what justice looks like for claimants of sexual harassment or violence.
Georgina Calvert-Lee reveals how calling out sex discrimination can elicit meaningful change.
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.
“The Reclaim the Campus report is a necessary reminder that many universities have a long way to go before their campuses will be safe and healthy spaces” Georgina Calvert-Lee tells iNews.
Some of the UK’s top universities are hiring sexual assault investigators. Georgina Calvert-Lee told The Tab it is a “positive step”, but could still not “guarantee an absolutely perfect bias-free outcome for the complainant.”
“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 guest speaks on Times Radio about how NDAs work and can be misused in employment contracts to have silencing effects. Georgina also discusses the use of NDAs in the light of the Me Too movement.
Georgina Calvert-Lee considers how UK universities might ensure that their disciplinary procedures are demonstrably fair to victims of harassment and sexual misconduct.