The department reviewed USU policies, procedures and responses for sexual harassment complaints for more than four years and concluded that the university would not comply with Title IX. The agreement announced today outlines the concrete steps the USU is prepared to take to improve its investigation and resolution of sexual harassment complaints, help students, teachers and staff understand their reporting opportunities, duties and duties regarding sexual harassment, and ensure that members of the campus community know where they are seeking resources and support. Bradley Hieronymus sued Felix Barron and others in May 2019 for sexual assault and wage discrimination, according to a settlement agreement filed in June in the U.S. District Court in South Carolina. Up to $5,000 in documented legal fees are also paid by sow insurance to the former student`s lawyer, the agreement says. The judge in charge of the case accepted the transaction contract and requested the case to be rese revoking on June 2, 2020, according to court documents. In accordance with the terms of the transaction that the parties entered into in August, today`s transaction agreement asks Dartmouth to pay compensation of US$14 million and defines a comparison class that includes all students who meet certain criteria of the agreement and certify that they have had to endure a hostile environment created by the behaviour of three former faculty members. The comparison does not authorize the college`s liability, but it does reflect the college`s desire to provide voluntary compensation for the toxic environment created by the three former faculty members. Dartmouth and the plaintiffs in Title IX Class Action, which is pending in federal court in New Hampshire, have signed a settlement agreement, subject to court approval, as announced by the college today. The parties filed the settlement documents jointly Tuesday for approval by U.S. District Court Judge Landya McCafferty.
As part of the agreement, the university agreed to “publish an article on Title IX in 2020 in its student journal.” In an email, Moyer said the upcoming newspaper article would “provide general information about Title IX and the resources and specificities of SAU processes with respect to the SAU website and contact information.” The comparison, if fully implemented, will resolve the department`s verification of compliance with the USU in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments (Title IX), which prohibits gender discrimination in federally supported educational programs and activities.