Women Lawyers on Guard joins Amicus Brief Submitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in in Jane Roe v United States et al
April 27, 2022 —
Women Lawyers On Guard is delighted to share the opinion in the case of Jane Roe (now Strickland) v United States et al in which WLG joined an amicus brief led by The Purple Campaign, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating sexual harassment. In the decision, the 4th Circuit recognized, for the first time, a Constitutional right of federal judiciary employees to work in an environment free from sexual harassment. Despite the historic nature of this ruling, the Court’s opinion highlights the continuing need for legislative and policy reform to protect federal judicial employees. We note, for instance, that certain defendants were immune to these claims, and that certain remedies, such as back pay, are unavailable under existing law. Not unless Congress enacts the Judiciary Accountability Act, will federal judiciary employees have the same rights and remedies available to private sector employees under Title VII.
You can read the entire opinion here.
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