An individual's right to a harassment-free workplace and educational environment is fundamental to the promise of equality rooted in the Constitution of the United States. We are a nation of immigrants – a blended society where all workers and students are promised opportunity and equal protection without sexual discrimination – including gender or perceived failure to conform to gender norms, harassment, racial or religious discrimination. Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys represent workers and students who have reported Title VII and Title IX violations. We advocate for the right to a safe and fear-free workplace and educational experience.
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Secured Jury Verdict in Breach of Contract and Title IX Lawsuit - 1.7M in Damages Awarded
Representing a client in a lawsuit filed in federal court against Southwestern Oregon Community College on breach of contract and Title IX claims, Parsons’ attorneys secured a jury verdict on the breach of contract charge, resulting in an award of $1.7M in damages. The client was subject to harassment and discrimination, resulting in her discontinuing the pursuit of a nursing degree after she had disclosed previous employment experience in the adult entertainment industry. Vice | Rolling Stone | Bloomberg Law | Inside Higher Education