Faculty in the News
Moritz College of Law faculty members are increasingly finding themselves in the spotlight as reporters seek them out for expert comment on today's headlines. The topics cover a wide range, such as the death penalty, artificial insemination, and voting machines. Just as varied are the locations of the publications or news outlets, ranging from small town newspapers to wire services with international distribution.
The following is a list of selected media coverage for Moritz faculty members. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes. Contact Barbara Peck, Chief Communications Officer, for any media requests at (614) 292-0283.
L. Camille Hébert Media Hits
The following is a list of selected media coverage for L. Camille Hébert. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes. (Return to Faculty Bio)
Professor Camille Hébert was quoted in The Lantern in an article discussing the legality of employers requesting their employees' Facebook login information.
Hébert said that while the law is "always, always" behind on technology and a ruling may not be made any time soon, she believes it is unethical for employers to ask for that type of information.
“Most employers have no business to ask,” she said.
Sexual Harassment: Where Is Line Drawn?
Nov. 2, 2011
Professor Camille Hebert was quoted in an ABC News article regarding what behaviors are considered sexual harassment. The article especially drew attention to Herman Cain, republican presidential candidate. Hebert was cited saying too much emphasis is put on legal definitions of sexual harassment because courts won’t act on sexual harassment claims unless they involve “actionable” behaviors.
Hebert said, “I always say, sort of jokingly, if you weren’t doing it in front of your mother, you shouldn’t’ do it. If it’s behavior that you have to go, ‘I wonder if this is OK,” the answer has to be no.”
Professor Camille Hebert was quoted in a Channel 10 piece about a woman who stated she was fired for not recovering from surgery fast enough. Camille Hébert, who teaches employment law at The Ohio State University, said employers have a lot of freedom in Ohio. "Generally the rule in Ohio, as in most places, is what's called employment at will." said Hebert, "You can fire an employee anytime, for any reason."
Rights panel launches Jeep probe
July 8, 2008
Professor L. Camille Hébert was quoted in a Toledo Blade story regarding an Ohio commission that has begun investigating sexual harassment claims at a Toledo Jeep plant. The story states: “L. Camille Hébert, a professor of law at Ohio State University who specializes in employment law and discrimination cases, said she wasn't specifically aware of the issues at Toledo Jeep, but said the overall number of allegations in recent years ‘suggests that something's going on’ within a population the size of Jeep's approximately 3,500 workers.
Voters weigh proposal to boost minimum wage
Oct. 15, 2006
In this Toledo Blade article on Issue 2, Professor L. Camille Hébert characterized the opposition's privacy claims as "disingenuous." "It doesn't mean that an interested person is some stranger off the street," she said. "'Interested person' has a legal meaning. It's someone who has a legal right and interest. I don't really believe that the result will be a lot of private information floating around out there, certainly not more than is already available in certain public records."
Ex-Partner's Lawsuit Highlights Title VII Issues
Sep. 1, 2006
Professor L. Camille Hebert is quoted in this Law.com article on Title VII. Hebert said that the test the court would use to determine the validity of a Title VII claim is the same as the one the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals used in the Sidley Austin decision and that the U.S. Supreme Court used in another case. "I think what the court ultimately is saying is that the bigger you are, the less you look like what we think of as a traditional partnership," Hebert said.