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Women in Leadership Face Sexual Harassment

New Study Shows Women in Leadership Positions Face More Sexual Harassment A new study on workplaces in the U.S., Sweden, and Japan reveals that women who are in supervisory roles may face more sexual harassment in the workplace than women who are not in supervisory roles. Among the hierarchy of leadership positions, women in lower Read More

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Women’s Health Harmed By Workplace Sexism

Workplace Sexism Can Be Harmful to Women’s Health Research indicates that women working in sex-segregated or male-dominated fields, such as STEM fields, are more likely to experience high levels of both interpersonal and organizational sexism. Women who experience sexism are more likely to report higher levels of stress, more missed days of work, higher rates Read More

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Grammys Director Sues For Sexual Harassment

Former Grammys Director Sues Recording Academy for Sexual Harassment The former Recording Academy CEO, Deborah Dugan, has filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging she was sexually harassed by the general counsel for the Recording Academy and put on administrative leave for raising numerous concerns about what goes on 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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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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