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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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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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Many States Implementing New Sexual Harassment Laws in 2019

In an ongoing response to the #MeToo movement, many states are implementing new laws in 2019 to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In California, the use of confidential settlements in sexual abuse and harassment cases will become a thing of the past. Settlements will now be required to identify the accused harasser. California is Read More

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Legal Profession Rife with Sexual Harassment

According to a new survey, the legal profession is (still) rife with sexual harassment. A survey of more than 8,000 job-seekers by ZipRecruiter found that while 40 percent of women respondents said they had encountered sexual harassment on the job, 59 percent of females who work for a law firm reported such behavior. The practice Read More

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Hollywood Unions Band Together to Combat Sexual Harassment

A number of Hollywood unions have joined together in a pledge to combat sexual harassment. Those unions included SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, the Directors Guild of America, the Writes Guild of America East, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. These unions have pledged to share contract language, training resources, codes of conduct, and best Read More

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Impact of the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement has made a significant impact on workplace harassment laws. Not only are federal, state and local governments working to improve workplace cultures so that sexual harassers are exposed and victims feel more comfortable speaking up, but so are major, well-known companies doing the same. For example, the #MeToo movement has brought a Read More

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CBS Settles Lawsuit with Three Employees Who Allege Charlie Rose Sexually Harassed Them

Three former employees of CBS have settled their lawsuit against CBS. The employees all alleged that former CBS news anchor Charlie Rose sexually harassed them for years, and that CBS knew of the harassment but did nothing to stop it. Although the lawsuit against CBS is resolved, the lawsuit could still move forward against Charlie 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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