UE’s Heather Salko speaks with Jeffrey Nolan, an attorney at the firm of Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, about "trauma-informed" investigations—what they are, and how to institute them in Title IX and VAWA-related investigations. Jeff discusses ways to ensure fairness to both the complainant and the respondent during trauma-informed investigations and how institutions can evaluate trainers and training programs to use these techniques in their sexual misconduct investigations.
College parties are a hotbed for a variety of calamities such as fights, falls, and sexual assaults. In this episode, Alyssa Keehan, director of risk research at UE, and Lisa Barnett, a claims attorney who has handled many of UE's claims arising from college parties, discuss strategies for managing the risks of this activity.
Joe Vossen of United Educators is joined by attorney Shamus O’Meara to explain the security design response to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Learn about design standards for new school buildings, practices for assessing existing school buildings, and crisis planning considerations.
Jeffrey Nolan, a partner at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew in Burlington, Vt., and UE senior risk management counsel Heather Salko discuss service animals and emotional support animals on campus.
In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a review from its Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. In this episode of Prevention and Protection, two attorneys in UE's risk management department summarize the findings related to risk factors contributing to workplace harassment and provide some guidance on how you can combat harassment if these risk factors exist in a workplace.
Higher education institutions and K-12 schools sometimes implement RIFs, or reductions in force, for economic or other reasons. In this podcast, senior risk management counsel Hillary Pettegrew and senior claims counsel Sarah Braughler from UE offer recommendations on how to conduct RIFs to minimize both potential liability for the school and pain for employees.
In this episode of Prevention and Protection, Alex Miller, UE’s associate vice president for risk research and programs, and Alyssa Keehan, director of risk research at UE, discuss the future of Title IX in campus sexual violence under the Trump administration.
In this episode of Prevention and Protection, Melanie Bennett, United Educators (UE) associate risk management counsel, and Alyssa Keehan, UE director of risk research, discuss claims related related to fraternities and sororities. Listen to the podcast to learn the types of claims which occur most frequently and how to manage associated risks on your campus.
Alyssa Keehan, director of risk research at United Educators (UE), speaks with Josh Richards, a partner with Saul Ewing LLP about his experience defending colleges and universities in lawsuits brought by students accused of sexual assault. Topics addressed include recent legal developments, trends, and lawsuits.
Listen in as Bill Anderson, a partner at the Crowell & Moring law firm, joins the Prevention and Protection podcast to explain how crumb rubber is made, the health concerns, ongoing investigations, and how schools are responding.
In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released long-awaited guidance on retaliation in the workplace. It provides an overview of the current state of the law and the EEOC's position on various aspects of workplace retaliation. In this episode, two attorneys in UE's risk management department summarize the guidance, including the EEOC's position on best practices to avoid retaliation following an allegation of discrimination or harassment.