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.
When university complaints procedures for sexual misconduct systematically favour the accused over the complainant, the universities create a discriminatory environment towards women who make up most complaints.
Georgina Calvert-Lee explains in The Guardian.
Universities ‘put on notice’ that they could be sued over student sexual harassment – our top team Ann Olivarius and Georgina Calvert-Lee warn no more sweeping sexual harassment under the rug.
McAllister Olivarius comments on Everyone’s Invited report showing the full extent of rape culture in university campuses across the UK.
“These are issues we see across the board at many universities. The people in charge don’t seem to realise the long-term damage this can cause.” – Georgina Calvert-Lee on the problems at Warwick and many other universities whose students are coming to us for help.
“When they complain about it and expect their institution to swing into action and protect them, they are instead not believed, or put straight back in the same classroom with their assailant” – Georgina Calvert-Lee on the damage done twice to schools survivors. #EveryonesInvited