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Republicans Eye Tax Law Fix for Sexual Harassment Settlements

Republicans are considering a fix to a provision in their new tax law that they acknowledge could inadvertently penalize victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. But congressional gridlock before midterm elections in November means there’s no guarantee that the …

Uber Drops Arbitration, Confidentiality Requirements for Sexual Assault Claims

Uber Technologies Inc. said on Tuesday sexual harassment or assault victims will have the option to settle claims with the ride-hailing service without a confidentiality provision that prevents them from speaking about the incidents. Uber also said it will no …

Weinstein Co. Ends All Non-Disclosure Agreements, Files for Bankruptcy

U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, filed for bankruptcy on Monday and said it was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women. The …

How To Stop the Next Harvey Weinstein: Viewpoint

In the 26 years since the Anita Hill hearings focused national attention on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, significant progress has been made. Most employers take seriously allegations of sexual and ethnic harassment and show little tolerance …

How Nondisclosure Agreements Protect Bosses Like Weinstein

A first-year associate at a Manhattan law firm brought her complaint of sexual harassment to the managing partner. Her male boss, she said, had told her to take off her clothing. After months during which she continued to work for …

Fracking Companies Silence Water Complaints With Sealed Settlements

Chris and Stephanie Hallowich were sure drilling for natural gas near their Pennsylvania home was to blame for the headaches, burning eyes and sore throats they suffered after the work began. The companies insisted hydraulic fracturing — the technique they …