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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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Investor calls for outside sexual harassment review

An activist investor, Arjuna Capital, has called for Comcast to conduct an independent investigation into what it says are Comcast’s “failures to prevent workplace sexual harassment.” Arjuna Capital has a track record of drawing attention to gender discrimination issues at large companies. The investor filed a proposed shareholder resolution seeking the independent review, citing the Read More

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EEOC Sues Managers of Hotel for Sexual Harassment Allegations

The EEOC is suing the companies that operate the Doubletree by Hilton in Jefferson City, Missouri, for allegations that a male employee sexually harassed his co-workers and that the companies that manage the hotel failed to stop him from his offensive conduct. The allegations against the employee include that he threw a co-worker on a 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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Tech Industry Still Rampant with Sexual Harassment

Even with the progress of the #MeToo movement over the last year, the tech industry still remains rampant with sexual harassment claims. As of a survey done in November 2018, one-third of women in the tech industry say they have received or witnessed unwelcome physical contact in the last year. Over the last five years, Read More

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Employee Walkout at Google Leads to Sexual Misconduct Overhaul

There is power in numbers, even against major companies like Google. In early November 2018, more than 20,000 employees staged a walkout to protest how Google handles cases of sexual misconduct. In response, Google is overhauling its practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual assault or harassment. Arbitration is a legal process that bypasses Read More

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Colorado State Senator Retires Amidst Sexual Harassment Allegations

A Colorado State Senator accused of sexual harassment has retired from office. Senator Randy Baumgartner was accused of groping a former legislative aide in 2016. An independent investigation found the allegations to be credible. Accusations also arose that Baumgartner created a hostile work environment. The senate stripped him of several committee posts following these allegations. Read More

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Bronx DA Employee Alleges Sexual Harassment by Co-Worker

A Bronx District Attorney employee alleges that she was sexually harassed by a male co-worker in retaliation for her report that employees were consuming alcohol on the job and that prosecutors were having affairs with one another. She alleges that her colleague became “very obsessed” with her and displayed his obsession by staying late to 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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