McAllister Olivarius clients speak out against harassment at University of Rochester

McAllister Olivarius clients discuss the harassment they experienced in the cognitive and brain sciences department at the University of Rochester with Mother Jones. The clients describe how Professor T. Florian Jaeger “made it clear that students who wanted to excel needed to please him, socially and sometimes sexually.” The clients have filed an EEOC complaint about the University's failure to respond to their experiences of harassment. 

The University of Rochester's president Joel Seligman responded to the complaint by likening it to a discredited Rolling Stone story about an alleged rape victim, saying, “Allegations are not facts, and as we saw in Rolling Stone’s withdrawn story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, even established media outlets can get it wrong.” Our clients expressed their disappointment at having their claims misrepresented and dismissed.