California bill requiring sexual harassment training targets talent industry

California bill requiring sexual harassment training targets talent industry

Employees of more than 125 talent agencies located in California will have to undergo sexual harassment prevention training if pending legislation requiring it passes in the California Assembly. Moreover, child actors and their parents or legal guardians will have to undergo similar instruction before the state’s Labor Commission will issue a work permit allowing the […]

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New York Attorney General resigns after women accuse him of physical assault

New York Attorney General resigns after women accuse him of physical assault

Four women spoke out against Eric Schneiderman alleging that they suffered physical abuse at the hands of the New York State attorney general. This comes at a shock for many, as the AG has long been considered an ally of feminists. Hours after The New Yorker first published the accusations on May 7, Schneiderman resigned […]

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Leading ride-hailing companies eliminate forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims

Leading ride-hailing companies eliminate forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims

Uber and Lyft ended its arbitration requirement for employees, riders and drivers who accuse the ride-hailing companies of sexual assault or harassment. Previously, employment contracts and riders’ terms-of-service agreements forced sexual misconduct claims against the company to be taken up in an arbitration hearing – not in open court. The old policy is common practice […]

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More women allege to be victims of sexual abuse and harassment by USC’s longtime school gynecologist

In May, 21 women filed lawsuits against the University of Southern California alleging egregious sexual abuse and misconduct by USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. And, most likely, more lawsuits are to come. Tragically, at least 410 women have contacted a university hotline regarding Tyndall, established by the school once the news of the lawsuits became […]

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Records show high rate of sexual misconduct by faculty at UC campuses

University of California Campus Sexual Misconduct

A release of public records revealed that over 113 cases of alleged sexual misconduct by employees occurred within the University of California (UC) system within the last three years. The San Jose Mercury News requested the records after several incidents of sexual misconduct by UC Berkeley professors and administration who avoided serious punishment came to […]

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Unwanted hugging may be sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment at Work

According to the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals, excessive hugging may be determined to be sexual harassment. In February 2017, a three-judge panel overturned a 2014 case against Yolo County Sheriff Edward G. Prieto, who allegedly hugged a female officer over 100 times between 1998 and 2012. The lawsuit was filed by Victoria Zetwick, […]

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Survey reports two-thirds of female workers at CKE Restaurants Inc. are sexually harassed at work

Sexual Harassment at Work

A recent Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United survey revealed that 66 percent of female employees of the fast food restaurants of CKE Restaurants Inc., reported experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. CKE Restaurants’ CEO is Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for the United States Secretary of the Department Of Labor, who withdrew his nomination in […]

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Goodwill Industries sued for sexual harassment and disability discrimination

Sexual Harassment and Disability Discrimination

On December 13, 2016, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit against Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area, with affiliate Calidad Industries, unlawfully permitted sexual harassment and disability discrimination against female janitors in the Oakland facility from at least 2009 to 2012. The suit claimed disability bias under the Americans […]

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