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How One Hospital Addresses Sexual Harassment Claims and Culture

Sexual harassment is not a new or rare phenomenon in the workplace, but since the #MeToo movement began in late 2017, more victims have come forward to report allegations of harassment at work, including at health care institutions. As a …

Wells Fargo Agrees to Halt Forced Arbitration for Sex Harassment Claims

Wells Fargo & Co. on Wednesday ended its forced arbitration policy for employee sexual harassment claims, opening the lender to potential lawsuits in the future. The San Francisco-based bank made the decision following a shareholder proposal from Clean Yield Asset …

Top Workplace Discrimination Claims

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. The FY 2019 data show that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge filed with …

It’s Not Easy Getting Insurers to Defend in Sexual Harassment Cases

While Harvey Weinstein’s insurers have reportedly agreed to pay $47 million to settle civil suits against the movie producer, most policyholders should prepare for an epic legal battle just to get their insurers to defend them against accusations of sexual …

CBS-TV Sued by Producer of ’60 Minutes’ Alleging Gender Bias and Retaliation

An associate producer on the CBS current affairs TV show “60 Minutes” filed a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging gender discrimination and retaliation by the company after she complained about inappropriate conduct by her boss. In the complaint, filed in New …

After Arbitration, Many Accused Harassers Return to Work

What happens behind the scenes when employees are accused of harassment? New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or third-parties who resolve …

Pension Trustees Seek Corporate Disclosure of Sexual Harassment Costs, Policies

A group of trustees from some of America’s biggest public pensions are calling on companies to detail costs related to sexual harassment and any measures they’re taking to address the problem. “We don’t see how it could possibly be accretive …

New ISO Management Liability Program Targets Private Companies’ Increasing Risks

ISO has launched a management liability insurance program designed to address the increasing risks faced by private companies, including sexual harassment. ISO is a Verisk business and a leading provider of forms, rules, and rating information for the property/casualty insurance …

Republicans Move to Clarify Tax Provision on Sexual Harassment Claims

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday sought to correct a section of President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul that threatened to prevent sexual harassment victims from claiming a tax deduction for the legal costs they incur while pursuing their cases. In a …

Judge Rules Bankrupt Weinstein Co. Must Face Sexual Harassment Claims

Weinstein Co. must return to New York court to face a lawsuit by women who say the firm is responsible for alleged sexual misconduct by founder Harvey Weinstein, a federal judge ruled. The bankrupt film company is no longer shielded …