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U.S. Dept. of Ed. Investigating Race Discrimination Against Students in Forsyth County

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating allegations that the Forsyth County school board discriminated against students on the basis of race. The Southern Coalition for Social Justice filed the complaint on behalf of Action4Equity, a local organization for concerned citizens. The complaint alleges that the local school board and Winston-Salem/Forsyth Read More

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When Companies Take Sexual Harassment Seriously, So Do Employees

In the era of #MeToo, sexual harassment in the workplace is at the forefront of employment matters. A new study published in the Harvard Business Journal found that when companies take allegations of sexual harassment seriously, so do the employees. The study involved 618 online participants who read a brief statement of a fictional company Read More

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Women around the World Facing Endemic of Sexual Harassment in the Garment Industry

Around the world, women in the garment industry are facing an endemic of sexual harassment. The garment industry alone does more than $2 trillion in revenue worldwide and employs millions of workers, the majority of whom are women. While some countries have laws in place prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace, 59 countries have no Read More

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Women Unite across U.S. to Combat Sexual Harassment

Women across the United States are uniting to combat sexual harassment and expose hostile workplaces. While the entertainment industry was one of the first industries to speak out, sparking the #MeToo movement, women in other industries are speaking out as well. Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (National Farmworkers Women’s Alliance) penned a letter called “Dear Sisters” Read More

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Nike Lawsuit Unsealing Reveals Company Knew of Harassment Complaints as Early as February 2015

A lawsuit filed by shareholders of Nike that alleges the board failed to do anything about alleged gender and pay discrimination has been unsealed, allowing portions of the lawsuit to become public. The lawsuit alleges that Nike’s directors had knowledge of pay and gender discrimination complaints as early as February 2015, and received detailed reports Read More

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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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Red Flags of Age Discrimination

For workers over the age of 40, searching for a new job can be daunting, especially as technology evolves and new concepts are developed. Age discrimination is a real problem in the United States. And for an older worker seeking a new job, some questions asked in the interview can be a red flag. For 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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