#metoo News

McDonald’s Alleges Ex-CEO Duped Directors, Seeks to Claw Back $37 Million Severance

McDonald’s Corp. told a judge that ex-CEO Steve Easterbrook lied about four alleged sexual relationships with subordinates to dupe directors into letting him leave with stock awards as part of his severance. The fast food company, which is seeking to …

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 …

Exits of McDonald’s Executives Show Risks of Missteps in #MeToo Era

McDonald’s Corp. has been working hard to fend off accusations it overlooks workplace harassment and abuse. So when it came to light that its chief executive officer was in a relationship with a colleague, the board had little room to …

Managing Sexual Harassment Risk in the #MeToo Era

Since October 2017 when the #MeToo era began and sexual harassment claims against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein were revealed, insurers have seen an uptick in not only the number but also the size of sexual harassment claims. “[W]e’re going into …

Indian Tech Billionaire’s Exit Pulls Corporate India Deeper into #MeToo Firestorm

The surprise resignation of an Indian tech billionaire has pulled corporate India deeper into the #MeToo firestorm that’s been sweeping through the American business community for more than a year. Walmart Inc. announced Tuesday that Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal was …

Indian Employers Pressured to Take More Seriously Surge in #MeToo Allegations

Pressure is building on major Indian employers to take allegations of sexual harassment more seriously after a surge in the number of complaints against prominent public figures in the past week. At least one major Indian newspaper, some politicians and …

Corporations Talking Clawback Policies for Executives’ #MeToo Misconduct

Corporate boards across the U.S. are weighing whether bosses who lose their jobs for bad behavior should surrender part of their compensation. Several high-profile executives resigned or were ousted in the past year following allegations of misconduct, leaving the companies …

#MeToo Brings Positive Changes and Unintended Consequences to Workplaces

Has the workplace changed in the year since New York Times reported the first allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein? At the very least, many powerful men have altered their behavior, according to a new survey from the Society for …

Merger Deals Now Include #MeToo Sexual Harassment Clauses

On Wall Street, it’s known as “the Weinstein clause.” Advisers are adding guarantees to certain merger agreements in light of the sexual misconduct scandals that have enveloped the producer Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile businessmen — ones that legally vouch …