Supreme Court Ruling on Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment

June 09, 1999

The United States Supreme Court recently held in the case of Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education (Georgia), that a County Board may be liable for damages under Title IX if it fails to take remedial action to stop known student-on-student harassment.  

In Davis the alleged conduct of the student was outrageous and despite the fact that repeated complaints of sexual harassment were made over five months, the student was not disciplined. Indeed, Ms. Davis was not even allow to change classes to escape the harassment of her classmate. Moreover, County Board of Education had not instructed its personnel on how to respond to peer harassment and had not established a policy on that issue. To read the complete case and the Court's decision in Davis follow the link below.

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Davis v Monroe County Board of Education