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City of Philadelphia Settles Sexual Harassment Claim with Current Employee

An employee of the city of Philadelphia alleged in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed in 2016 by a male employee whom the city knew seven years earlier had harassed others. Now, the city is settling her lawsuit. The lawsuit does not contain an admission of liability by the city – in fact, the 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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Southern University Claims Zero Tolerance Policy on Sexual Harassment, But Still Allows Alleged Harasser to Remain Chancellor-Dean

A news station in Louisiana has obtained access to an internal document at Southern University, which states that the school has a zero tolerance policy regarding sexual harassment. The memo, authored by Southern University System President Ray Belton, acknowledges that women protested on campus recently following news that Chancellor-Dean Bobby Phills would be allowed to Read More

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Portland Man Settles Race Discrimination Suit against Police Department

An African American man has settled a race discrimination claim against the Portland Police Department for $50,001. The lawsuit was filed after the man was pulled over twice in one month by the same police officer. After the man complained, the officer went to the man’s employer, the postal service, and told his boss that 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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Nevada Governor Orders Task Force on Sexual Harassment

Nevada’s new governor has signed an executive order for a task force on sexual harassment.The task force will review federal and state sexual harassment laws, regulations, and policies, as well as prevention plans and the training in place now. The task force will offer recommendations to the Governor to improve prevention plans and training procedures, 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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