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Pearson Student Data Breach: More than 13,000 Schools Impacted

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Pearson, maker of educational programs such as aimswebPlus, suffered a data breach revealing information concerning students from more than 13,000 schools and universities.  The report details that Pearson learned of the breach … Read more

Important Case Update Regarding University Title IX Investigations

The District Court of Connecticut recently decided an important case involving Title IX investigations. In John Doe v. Quinnipiac University, 2019 WL 3003830 (D. Conn. July 10, 2019), a male undergraduate student, John Doe (“Doe”), claimed the university treated … Read more

Webinar: Best Practices for Conducting Workplace Investigations

Join Shipman & Goodwin employment attorneys Zach Hummel and Keegan Drenosky for this complimentary CLE webinar outlining the steps employers should take to conduct legally sound workplace investigations arising from complaints involving discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, bullying, violence, whistleblowing, retaliation, … Read more

“Varsity Blues:” Lessons to Be Learned from the Admissions Scandal

In March, federal prosecutors announced criminal charges in connection with the nation’s largest-ever college admissions prosecution.  The federal investigation, called “Operation Varsity Blues,” involved 200 agents and resulted in charges against 50 people in six states.  Those charged include wealthy … Read more

CLE Webinar: Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Employees

Join Shipman & Goodwin labor and employment attorneys Peter Murphy and Greg Jones for this complimentary CLE webinar reviewing effective legal strategies for dealing with difficult employees and the importance of a meaningful approach with regard to employee discipline. Presenters … Read more

Reminder to Register – Upcoming Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Seminars

Don’t wait until it’s too late. There are steps you can take now to protect you and your business from costly litigation. This program will provide training and education on sexual harassment awareness and prevention for all supervisory personnel as … Read more

Proposed Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations Would Have Significant Impact on Public Schools and Colleges and Universities

The U.S. Department of Education recently released its anticipated proposed regulations regarding sexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. If adopted, these regulations could have a significant impact on the manner in which educational agencies and … Read more

#Metoo: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Professional Workplace

Shipman & Goodwin attorney Leander A. Dolphin will participate in the panel discussion “#Metoo: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Professional Workplace” hosted by the University of Saint Joseph.

When: November 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM … Read more

Office for Civil Rights Launches Website Accessibility Technical Assistance Initiative

On May 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the launch of a Website Accessibility Technical Assistance Initiative (the “Initiative”). As part of the Initiative, OCR will offer a series of general and personalized … Read more