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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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Saks Fifth Avenue Lawsuit Alleges Race and Age Discrimination

Eight men have filed a lawsuit against Saks Fifth Avenue, alleging that the company discriminated against them on the basis of their race and age. These allegations arise out of Saks’ flagship store in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit alleges that some of the men were hired in 2010 and 2011 and were placed in sales Read More

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Former Paralympic Athlete Alleges Disability Discrimination

A former Paralympic athlete from Bend, Oregon is suing Home Depot for disability discrimination, alleging that Home Depot did not consider take into consideration her disability when it fired her in 2017. The employee’s lawsuit alleges that after suffering a concussion during a fall at work, she was terminated for leaving presentation materials in her Read More

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Nearly 100 Women File Gender Discrimination Suit Against Walmart

Nearly 100 women have joined in a class action lawsuit against Walmart alleging gender discrimination. Walmart, which is the United States’ largest employer, is alleged by the women to have a history of abuse and discrimination. The women allege that Walmart has a systemic history of withholding raises and promotions for female employees. Some of 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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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Age Discrimination against IKEA

IKEA is facing a class action lawsuit for age discrimination. This marks the fifth lawsuit filed against IKEA in a year’s time that alleges age discrimination. The lawsuits against IKEA allege that the company has a culture that perpetuates discrimination and favors promoting young new talent over workers over the age of 40. IKEA has Read More

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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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