Idaho Human Rights Complaint Dismissed

Idaho Human Rights Complaint Dismissed

Recently, Partner Chris Hansen received a favorable decision from the Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC).  The case involved the claim of a former employee against the employer for sexual harassment.  The claimant asserted two possible three incidents wherein other employees used inappropriate language and one employee allegedly touched the former employee on the shoulders.  The […]

Jury Trial Finding No Age Discrimination

Jury Trial Finding No Age Discrimination

A Principal in an eastern school district took full retirement under the Public Employee Retirement Fund of Idaho. He then applied for a terminating one-year contract under a provision of “Hire the Retired,” which allows school districts to fill difficult or open positions with a retired person. When his contract was not renewed, he brought […]

Dismissal of Title IX Action

Dismissal of Title IX Action

An action was brought under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act against an Idaho Charter School, alleging that the school took inadequate action to prevent peer-to-peer sexual harassment. The Charter School defended that any inappropriate action occurred during the summer and away from school. Further, the school took extraordinary measures to separate the students […]