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Lloyd’s Must Demonstrate Progress in Tackling Sexual Harassment: Bank of England

The Bank of England called for Lloyd’s of London to demonstrate progress in tackling the insurance market’s culture of sexual harassment. The BOE’s director of insurance supervision Anna Sweeney said she would work together with the Financial Conduct Authority to …

Lloyd’s Will Name and Shame Sexual Harassers It Bans from Market: CEO

Lloyd’s of London will publicly name and shame anyone it bans from its insurance market for sexual harassment, according to Chief Executive Officer John Neal. “When we do see instances of bad behavior, and let’s hope they are infrequent, we …

Beazley Launches Consortium at Lloyd’s for Wage & Hour Risks

Beazley has launched a new consortium at Lloyd’s to bring increased capacity for wage & hour risks, expanding the choices available to U.S. organizations. Building on Beazley’s experience in employment practices liability (EPL), and the 2015 launch of Workplace Protect, …

Wal-Mart Settles Transgender Employee’s Claim Over Firing

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday settled a lawsuit by a transgender former employee in North Carolina who accused the retail giant of unlawfully firing her for complaining about harassment. Arkansas-based Wal-Mart and the plaintiff, Charlene Bost, did not disclose the …

Judge Certifies Class Action Accusing Goldman Sachs of Gender Discrimination

A federal judge ruled that women accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. of discriminating against them in pay, promotions and performance reviews may pursue their claims as a group in a class-action lawsuit. The decision late Friday afternoon by U.S. District …

More Victims Learning About Available Recourse in Sexual Harassment Cases

Back in 1979, Karen Schneider was an entry-level copy editor in her 20s when a senior editor at her newspaper offered her a ride after some late-night drinks with colleagues. At her destination, he locked the car door and forcibly …

HR Departments Often Ill-Equipped to Handle Sexual Harassment Claims: Viewpoint

In an ideal world, anyone who experiences harassment at work would head directly to the human resource department. That’s where a sensitive, well-trained professional would conduct an “immediate and impartial” investigation followed by “appropriate action to remediate or prevent the …

Arkansas’ G4S Youth Services Hit with Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

G4S Youth Services, a former manager of programs and services at a juvenile correction and detention facility in Alexander, Ark., violated federal law by paying a female facility investigator less than it paid the male employee who formerly held the …

States Move to Ban Asking Job Applicants About Past Salary

An awkward job interview question — how much did you make at your last job? — is getting banned in some parts of the country. Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants …

Texas Christian Camp to Settle Federal Discrimination Suit for $70K

Carolina Creek Christian Camp Inc., a Huntsville, Texas-area business offering summer camping and retreats, will pay $70,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency …