Tuesday, March 06, 2007
No Cross-Gender Tutoring Policy Challenged in Hawaii
In Hawaii, a male tutor survived the school board's summary judgment motion that would have ended his lawsuit challenging the school board's informal policy that prevents male tutors from working with female students. The complaint also alleged that the school board retaliated against him after he complained about the policy. In rejecting the school board's summary judgment motion, the federal district court judge determined that the facts of the case, if proven, would violate Title IX and Title VII, the statute prohibiting employers from discriminating on the basis of sex. The sta The decision is: Sherez v. Hawaii Department of Education, 2007 WL 602097 (D. Hawaii, Feb. 16, 2007).