July 21st, 2015|
Everyone has a right to protection from inappropriate sexual contact or communication. However, new statistics show that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities on college campuses may be at an exceptionally high risk of becoming the victims of sexual harassment.
A poll shows that LGBT students face more than twice the risk of becoming victims of sexual harassment and sexual violence as heterosexual students. The findings, released by The Huffington Post, show 60 percent of heterosexual students polled experienced non-contact sexual harassment on campus, while more than 70 percent of LGBT students reported being victims of non-contact sexual harassment.
Furthermore, almost 20 percent of LGBT students polled reported harassment on a regular basis. Less than ten percent of heterosexual students reported sexual harassment occurring regularly.
Despite these figures, experts say these numbers may be under reported because of victims’ fears that they will not be taken seriously.
Victims of sexual harassment have rights, and the Birmingham personal injury lawyers at Norris Injury Lawyers are here to help. Call (800) 477-7510 to speak with our legal staff now.
March 19th, 2013|
March 19, 2013
The defendant in an Alabama Sexual Harassment Lawsuit has asked the court to consider several changes to the case. According to an article from Al.com, the man has asked the case be transferred from circuit to federal court.
The case stems from claims made by a woman who worked for the defendant as a Clinical Healthcare Director at the Birmingham Health Center in 2002. She remained at the position until 2008, when the defendant retired from his position at the company. During that time, the woman claims the defendant forced her to have sex with him.
He also made her wear negligée and heels in his presence. Furthermore, she accused him of videotaping the encounters and then threatening to use the tapes against her if she did not further cooperate with him. During the six year period, the pair conceived two children.
The suit claims the man subjected the victim to gender discrimination, harassment, and invasion of privacy. The defendant and his attorneys have vigorously denied the authenticity of any of the allegations being brought against him.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are aware of the complications that can be involved in a sexual harassment case. However, the firm encourages anyone who has been the victim of such behavior to look into their legal rights by discussing their case with a qualified attorney immediately.