Nevada College Student Says Assignments for Human Sexuality Class Constituted Harassment
Las Vegas, NV 6/29/2012 08:31 PM GMT (WooEB)
A college student at Western Nevada College claims that assignments from a Human Sexuality course constitute sexual harassment and is now suing and her instructor and other staff.
Karyen Royce, who is studying to be a social worker, wanted to take the Human Sexuality course to gain knowledge about the “psychological theories of human sexuality and believed this knowledge was “pertinent and necessary in excelling as a social worker.’ But she was shocked about her assignments.
According to Royce, her instructor, Tom Kubistant, instructed his students to masturbate, keep journals about their sexual experiences to discuss in class. The students were asked to share personal details about their sexual histories and any abuse in a term paper which was requires for a passing grade.
Royce complained about the assignments but say administrators dismissed her allegations that they were invasive and constituted sexual harassment. People frequently seek out sexual harassment attorneys when their complaints remain unaddressed. The college noted that student were required to signs a waiver indicating they understood the class’ graphic content before taking it.
Royce, who was sexually abused, felt this was a form of sexual harassment and filed a federal lawsuit against Kubistant, department chairman, Robert Morin, and college president Carol Lucey.
Repeatedly subjecting a student or worker to uncomfortable sexual comments or behavior can cause anxiety and emotional distress. A sexual harassment lawyer can assure that this abuse will stop, especially if their superiors fail to address the situation.
People have the reasonable expectation that their schools or workplace will be free of harassment and abuse. When someone is repeatedly subjected to a hostile work environment, a sexual harassment attorney will make certain their clients are no longer the object of harassment and get compensation for their distress and any lost wages.
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