“Sexual discrimination, assault and harassment are certainly not limited to the workplace. Title VII is the go-to place of legal support at the federal level for workers who experience sexual harassment on the job, but Title IX is the resource for those who experience sexual misconduct in schools and universities across the country,” said Shegerian. “Just as with employers, it’s important for school and university administrators to have sound policy in place to effectively and diligently handle reports of sexual misconduct each time they arise.”
“When companies and school administrators – anyone in positions of authority – tend to ignore or treat reports of sexual assault and harassment – no matter how big or small – with disregard, morale suffers and the image of an organization can be severely tarnished,” Shegerian went on to say. “It may also open the door for costly lawsuits, especially if the victims of the discrimination feel their voices are not being heard and their allegations are not being taken seriously.”
“While the inclusion of the 20-year old allegations against Peyton Manning in this case may have only a slight relevance to present matters, it does shed light on the University of Tennessee’s attitude about reports of player misconduct,” Shegerian commented. “The university’s alleged reaction is, unfortunately, a very common response from those in positions of authority who choose to look the other way when allegations of sex discrimination and harassment surface.”
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