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Nike Contractor Claims Gender and Sex Discrimination

Former Nike Contractor Alleges Gender Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation in Lawsuit Former Nike contractor Jazz Lyles has brought a lawsuit against the company, alleging gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Lyles identifies as transmasculine/nonbinary and prefers the use of the gender pronouns “they/them/theirs.” Lyles informed Nike of their gender identity and preferred pronouns before their employment Read More

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Top Five Largest Software Technology Companies in Portland

The top five largest software technology companies in the Portland metro, ranked by number of employees, are: Intel Mentor, a Siemens Business Fiserv New Relic DiscoverOrg Intel employs approximately 20,000 employees in the metro area, by far the largest. Mentor, located in Wilsonville, employees just under 1,000 employees. Fiserv employees 500 employees, while New Relic Read More

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Largest Trade Sector Employers in Portland

Sometimes called the “silicon forest” for its deep roots in the technology industry, Portland, Oregon, is home to thousands of companies big and small. The top two largest traded-sector employers in Portland are Intel (approximately 20,000 employees) and Nike (approximately 12,000 employees). Following Intel and Nike as the top fifteen largest traded-sector employers in the Read More

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Eight Former Legislative Staffers for New York Lawmakers Detail Harrowing Stories of Sexual Harassment

The state legislature for New York is just another of many states whose lawmakers are facing allegations from victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Eight former staffers (seven women and one men) testified as to their experiences recently, offering harrowing details of the abuse to lawmakers during a hearing at the state capitol. They Read More

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San Francisco Whole Foods Employee Claims Retaliation for Reporting Sexual Harassment

A Whole Foods employee in San Francisco alleges that within days of reporting sexual harassment, she was terminated from employment. In the lawsuit, the employee, a female, alleges her male supervisor began making inappropriate sexual comments shortly after her employment began. She also alleges in the lawsuit that on one occasion the supervisor sent her Read More

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Former Marriott Exec Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit

A former Marriott executive has filed a race discrimination claim against the hotel chain. In the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the former employee alleges he was the victim of race discrimination and harassment, as well as retaliation for opposing forbidden practices. He alleges that he was asked to get up Read More

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More Companies Ending Forced Arbitration in Wake of Google Walkout

Facebook, Airbnb and eBay have followed the lead of Google in ending forced arbitration for their employees who allege complaints of sexual harassment or misconduct in the workplace. Airbnb’s policy change appears to encompass not just sexual harassment claims, but broader workplace discrimination and harassment claims as well.  Facebook and eBay’s decision to end forced Read More

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Former UConn Men’s Basketball Coach Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Kevin Ollie, the former UConn Men’s Basketball Coach who led the Huskies to a national championship title in 2014, has filed a lawsuit alleging race discrimination against the university. Ollie alleges he was subject to disparate treatment because his predecessor, Jim Calhoun, was allowed to keep his job as head coach despite committing similar recruiting Read More

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Mattress Factory Art Museum Settles Sexual Harassment Claim with Employees

The Mattress Factory art museum has settled claims of sexual harassment with current and former employees. The Mattress Factory acknowledged that its response to reports of sexual harassment by the employees was “inadequate.” The employees alleged that after complaining to management about sexual harassment, they were faced with intimidation and threats of losing their jobs. Read More

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Many States Implementing New Sexual Harassment Laws in 2019

In an ongoing response to the #MeToo movement, many states are implementing new laws in 2019 to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In California, the use of confidential settlements in sexual abuse and harassment cases will become a thing of the past. Settlements will now be required to identify the accused harasser. California is Read More

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