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Hostile Environment

The Difficult Task of Legally Proving a Hostile Work Environment

Brad Reid | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The legal concept of a "hostile work environment" comes from judicial decisions interpreting the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting ...

Sexual Harassment and Academic Freedom

David Moshman | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
David Moshman

The topic of sexuality is subject to the same principles of academic freedom as any other topic. Sexual harassment is wrong because it is harassment, not because it is sexual.

ACLU on Campus Protests Against Israel

David Moshman | Posted 02.15.2013 | College
David Moshman

At the intersection of equality and liberty lie many hard cases that require careful consideration of complex evidence and subtle balancing of competing rights. But this is not one of them. If I were the OCR I would listen to the ACLU and uphold free expression at Berkeley.

Hate Speech, Islam and Israel

David Moshman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
David Moshman

Free speech is indeed a universal value, but the urge to restrict objectionable speech is equally universal. We can have as much freedom for ourselves as we're willing to have for each other.

Title IX Complaint Against Yale Has a Case

Claire Gordon | Posted 06.01.2011 | College
Claire Gordon

The Title IX Complaint documents the high-profile sexual harassment that has taken place at Yale over the last few years. Without actually punishing the harassers, without calling it sexual harassment, Yale allows this culture to persist.