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.
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.”
“When we sue universities, there is often an intellectual hubris. They don’t think they should be held accountable.”
Dr. Olivarius in the Daily Mail commenting on a new survey on sexual assault on campus.
The Tab surveyed 4,000 students about their experiences of sexual assault on campus – and interview Dr. Olivarius about the shocking results.
“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.
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.