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Impact of the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement has made a significant impact on workplace harassment laws. Not only are federal, state and local governments working to improve workplace cultures so that sexual harassers are exposed and victims feel more comfortable speaking up, but so are major, well-known companies doing the same. For example, the #MeToo movement has brought a Read More

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CBS Settles Lawsuit with Three Employees Who Allege Charlie Rose Sexually Harassed Them

Three former employees of CBS have settled their lawsuit against CBS. The employees all alleged that former CBS news anchor Charlie Rose sexually harassed them for years, and that CBS knew of the harassment but did nothing to stop it. Although the lawsuit against CBS is resolved, the lawsuit could still move forward against Charlie Read More

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#GirlsToo – An Expansion of the #MeToo movement

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, a local non-profit has started a campaign called #GirlsToo. The campaign’s mission is to bring awareness of the #MeToo movement to young girls, noting that “respect starts young.” Research shows that one in three girls in New Mexico is sexually assaulted before age eighteen. Girls Inc., the founder of the Read More

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When Companies Take Sexual Harassment Seriously, So Do Employees

In the era of #MeToo, sexual harassment in the workplace is at the forefront of employment matters. A new study published in the Harvard Business Journal found that when companies take allegations of sexual harassment seriously, so do the employees. The study involved 618 online participants who read a brief statement of a fictional company Read More

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Women around the World Facing Endemic of Sexual Harassment in the Garment Industry

Around the world, women in the garment industry are facing an endemic of sexual harassment. The garment industry alone does more than $2 trillion in revenue worldwide and employs millions of workers, the majority of whom are women. While some countries have laws in place prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace, 59 countries have no Read More

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California Says No More Secret Settlements for Sexual Harassment Claims

California has banned secret settlements for claims of sexual harassment against employers. The change in the law comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement. California, the home to Hollywood and the entertainment industry where much of the headliner harassment claims have come from, is now the leading state in reforming sexual harassment laws. Under Read More

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Las Vegas Casinos Divided on Sexual Harassment Reform

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Nevada Gaming Control Board is considering policy changes. The #MeToo movement revealed misconduct accusations against Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn. The proposed policy changes would require casinos to keep written sexual harassment prevention policies with reporting and investigation components and to report the number of harassment Read More

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Hotel Chains Make Effort to Remedy Sexual Harassment

Major hoteliers in the hotel industry have made a pledge to improve industry standards when it comes to workplace sexual harassment and assault. Hoteliers such as Hilton, Hyatt, IHG (which includes Holiday Inn and Intercontinental, among others), Marriott, and Wyndham have signed on to the partnership. The co-founder of the “Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund,” Read More

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Power and Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, understanding why sexual harassment occurs so frequently in the workplace has become a topic of interest among many. Ultimately, most sexual harassment comes down to power. Men tend to have the highest-paying jobs in the workplace, even in jobs that predominantly employ women. The power imbalance between men Read More

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Using Smartphones to Report Discrimination

The #MeToo movement has brought to light just how many victims of sexual harassment and discrimination never speak up. Now, smartphone app developers are introducing a new way for victims to report discrimination. Apps such as JDoe and Callisto allow individuals to report sexual harassment and discrimination via an app, rather than requiring an in-person Read More

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