Davis v. Monroe County Bd. of Educ.

119 S.Ct. 1661

1999

DISCRIMINATION

Reversed an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision and held that a school board can be liable under Title IX in cases of student-on-student sexual harassment when the recipient of federal funds acts with deliberate indifference to known acts of harassment in its programs or activites. The plaintiff must also show that the harrassment is so ‘sever, pervasive, and objectively offensive’ that the victims are effectively denied equal access to an institution’s resources and opportunities.

See: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=000&invol=97-843

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