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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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Teenage Employee Files Sexual Harassment Claim

A teenage employee has sued her employer alleging sexual harassment, alleging that the managers allowed the sexual harassment by customers to occur because it was “good for business.” The employee worked at Jamba Juice in Palm Desert, California. She alleges her managers were aware of the harassment and even encouraged it by scheduling her for 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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EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Claim against Sports Bar Chain

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court alleging that managers at an Albuquerque sports bar have sexually harassed female employees. The sports bar, Ojas Locos Sports Cantina, is a Texas-based chain. The EEOC’s allegations cite sexual harassment by both managers and co-workers and alleges that since 2014 the women had received 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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The Early Aftermath of the #MeToo Movement

It has been about one year since the evolution of the #MeToo movement. During that time, at least 201 high-ranking male executives have been called out on allegations of sexual harassment. A look at their replacements reveals that of the 122 people who have replaced these men, 69 are male and 53 are female. The Read More

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Ernst & Young Faces Another Sexual Harassment Claim

Ernst & Young, one of the “big four” accounting firms, has been hit with another sexual harassment complaint. This newest complaint is the second in a year that alleges the firm has a culture of lewd behavior and discrimination against women. A former female partner claims that her supervisor routinely commented on her breasts, made Read More

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Barnes & Noble Fires CEO for Sexual Harassment Allegations

Barnes & Noble previously described its termination of its CEO Demos Parneros as a decision based on Parneros’ violations of company policies, but now say the CEO was fired for sexual harassment and bullying behavior, in addition to other violations of company policies, according to allegations. This news comes in the wake of a claim Read More

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