Today, England and Wales has caught up with Scotland and many other jurisdictions that outlaw upskirting (the surreptitious photographing of an individual under their clothing) — the House of Lords approved the Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2018, initiated in response to a massive online campaign led by Gina Martin, who was upskirted at a music festival 18 months ago and decided to fight back.Read more
McAllister Olivarius in the news
For us as discrimination lawyers, it’s heartening to start 2019 with confirmation that the #MeToo movement is continuing to prompt change – in this case, in our very own profession.Read more
Francie Diep considers the relationship between federal funding for universities, and accusations and findings of wrongdoing by university academics. Dr Olivarius is quoted as saying, “It will help deter sexual harassment if universities have to worry that covering it up will result not just in local scandal and lawsuits but losing government funding…I back efforts to make reporting mandatory”.
University College London announced recently that it would end its use of gag orders in cases of sexual harassment and assault. This decision was due in large part to the activism by McAllister Olivarius client Emma Chapman, who spoke out against the non-disclosure agreement UCL asked her to sign while negotiating a settlement.Read more