Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

A principal of a local high school gives a boy a warning and after-school detention for leaving a sexually inappropriate note in a girl’s locker and for “accidentally” bumping into her in the hall. The girl’s mother is furious: why not expulsion? The boy’s mother is also furious: why detention? Two weeks later, the boy engages in more unwelcome behavior. Disciplinary measures are increased, but the girl remains uncomfortable. The mother files a claim for damages under a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination by schools and colleges that receive federal financial aid. Did the principal violate the law? The answer to this question will depend on how courts interpret and apply the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling on sexual harassment in the schools. On May 24, by a vote of 5-4, the court held that students harassed by fellow students may sue schools for money damages under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.