Nacht & Roumel, P.C. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 9-year-old girl, and sexual assault victim, against Keystone Academy, a charter school. This case alleges that the school not only failed to properly investigate a student's sexual assault claims and failed to protect her, but even retaliated against both the child sexual assault survivor and her mother. The lawsuit was filed under Title IX by NachtLaw attorneys Nick Roumel and Amanda Ghannam.
Isn't sexual harassment a thing of the past? Think again. Thirty percent of the charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2014 related to sex discrimination. A good portion of these alleged sexual harassment or retaliatory discharge.
The scope of retaliation protection for whistleblowers alleging government fraud has always been a hard fought issue. The battle has only become more heated since the retaliation provisions of the False Claims Act were amended in 2009. Even though congress' clear intention was to expand the zone of protection for whistleblowers making good faith reports of government fraud, lawyers for the government contractors continue to argue for a narrow and cabined approach to the law. That approach leaves would-be whistleblowers in an uncertain limbo about whether to report suspected fraud or whether they can be fired for doing so.
Supreme Court unanimously affirms the First Amendment protects public employees from workplace retaliation for providing testimony or participating in workplace investigations.