|Sept. 8, 2016 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Please join Scott Schneider, leader of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group, as he presents a webinar entitled, “Staying Ahead Of the Curve: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Student Sexual Assault in Texas K-12 Schools,” on September 22, 2016.
K-12 schools continue to struggle with changes in the law and societal expectations regarding sexual orientation and the gender identity of their students and employees. This webinar will explain the current state of the law and provide guidance on unresolved issues in these areas.
In addition, U.S. News & World Report featured a lengthy story titled, “High Schools and Middle Schools Are Failing Victims of Sexual Assault.” After documenting situations where schools allegedly mishandled allegations of sexual assault, the article cited Justice Department statistics indicating that nearly 20% of girls between the ages of 14 and 17 have been victims of sexual assault or attempted assault.
Over the last several years, higher education has been in the regulatory and media crosshairs regarding its handling of campus sex assault. While different rules apply to K-12 schools, there are plenty of reasons to believe that the focus will soon shift from higher education to K-12 institutions.
This webinar will also provide a thoughtful discussion on the problem of sex assault, meaningfully assess potential legal claims against K-12 schools, and discuss best practices and practical steps schools can take to mitigate risk.
This webinar will answer the following questions (and more):
September 22, 2016
**This webinar is eligible for SHRM and HRCI credits.
For questions, please contact Carol Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (214) 220-8315.