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Women Should Not Have to Decide Between a Career or Having Children; Women Can Do Both

By: Yesenia Alfonso, Executive Notes and Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Traditionally, women are expected to become mothers and care for their children. How can a new mother care for her child if the mother has to return to work immediately because she cannot afford to have twelve (12) […]

February 22nd, 2019|Employment Law, Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry: How Non-Disclosure Agreements Perpetuate Sexual Misconduct

By: Gianni Piantini, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In the wake of a cascade of sexual harassment accusations from dozens of celebrities against other celebrities in power, the attention has turned to Hollywood by questioning it as to why the entertainment industry has not instilled regulations to prevent such sexual […]

Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault: How 1991 and 2018 are not that Different

By: Andtoinette Mederos, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Sexual harassment and sexual assault seem all too common in today’s work environment. According to a recent poll conducted by Edison Research titled Sexual Harassment in the workplace #metoo, men, women, and the gig economy, 27 percent of women have experienced sexual […]

December 29th, 2018|Cases, Employment Law, Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

Facebook’s Platform is Facilitating Employers’ Discriminatory Practice

By: Layla Nguyen, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, it is unlawful to limit job postings to one sex or on the basis of age. But how are employers still able to segregate […]

Battered Women Syndrome as a sub-category of Self Defense

By: Jennifer Francisco, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Over the years, there has been discussion as to whether the Battered Women Syndrome (“BWS”) should be included within the affirmative defense of self-defense. BWS is a defense implemented to protect women being physically and emotionally abused by their aggressor.

The Battered Women […]

December 19th, 2018|Criminal Law, Mental Health, Social Issues|0 Comments

The Inevitable 911 Call: Living While Black

By: Tracey Joseph, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On April 12, 2018, two African-American men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, arrived at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia to use the restroom while they waited for a business meeting with a friend. However, they were turned away because they were […]

December 14th, 2018|Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments