#MeToo movement News

Federal Judge Rejects Weinstein’s $18.9 Million Sex-Abuse Settlement

A federal judge won’t give preliminary approval to a proposed $18.9 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and nine women who claim he sexually assaulted or abused them, saying the tentative deal isn’t fair to other women. U.S. District Judge Alvin …

UBS Settles Lawsuit with Former Trainee Who Alleged Rape by Senior Employee

UBS Group AG settled a lawsuit brought by a former trainee in London who said she was raped by a senior employee, according to her attorney. The Swiss lender agreed to settle the claim after the trainee, who was identified …

Bullying and Harassment Increase for Some Workers in Pandemic Lockdown: Opinion

Working from home should have liberated employees from toxic workplace behavior such as bullying and harassment. Amid the lockdowns, gone are undesired office encounters, business trips, round-the-clock conferences and much after-hours socializing. Yet, far from ending misconduct, the pandemic lockdowns …

French #MeToo Milestone: Court Orders Dentist to Pay Damages for Sexual Harassment

A dentist was ordered by France’s top court to pay damages for sexually abusing a female assistant after the man was cleared of related criminal charges. In a milestone ruling last month, the Cour de Cassation said the bar is …

Weinstein Criminal Trial on Rape Charge to Open 2 Years After #MeToo Movement Started

More than two years and a lifetime ago, Hollywood’s open secrets about Harvey Weinstein finally spilled into public view. Few back then could have predicted all that would follow or where the #MeToo movement would go. Now, for Weinstein, a …

Weinstein Deal Seen as ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Companies But Punishing to Some Victims

A tentative $25 million settlement revealed last Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s board has been praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say …

Report: Weinstein, Insurers, Accusers Have Reached Tentative $47 Million Settlement

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film mogul charged with rape, reached a tentative $47 million settlement with accusers, potentially putting an end to many of the civil complaints against him, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The money …

Why ‘Victorian’ HR Policies That Try to Ban Sex Won’t Work-Viewpoint

Mark Wiseman, who was seen by many as a likely heir to BlackRock Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink, is now out of a job. The details we have are scant. In a memo, Wiseman explained: “I am leaving BlackRock …

#MeToo Changed Norms, Not the Law: Viewpoint

Last week, the Minnesota Supreme Court heard Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, a sexual harassment case that takes aim at the legal requirement that harassment must be “severe and pervasive.” The case hinges on an assistant program supervisor harassed by a …

Sexual-Harassment Whistleblower Sues Lloyd’s Insurer Tokio Marine Kiln

A senior lawyer who blew the whistle on alleged sexual harassment and bullying at a top Lloyd’s of London insurance company is suing his employer for what he called a campaign of harassment, racial discrimination and victimization. Ifeanyi Okoh said …