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Louisiana Auditor: State Spent $5M on Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

Louisiana has spent more than $5 million on lawsuits involving sexual harassment claims since 2009, the state’s legislative auditor said in a new report released Tuesday on the eve of debate on bills targeting sexual misconduct in government. Legislative Auditor …

Sanofi Executive, Fired in France for Sexting, Sues for $1.5 Million

First he sent lewd texts. Then he got fired. Then he sued. The case of an alleged sex pest at drug giant Sanofi is the latest example of how France is confronting age-old attitudes toward the kind of behavior that …

Public Firms Now Face Question of When to Disclose Sexual Harassment Claims

The steep drop in the stock price of Wynn Resorts Ltd. following a report that chairman Steve Wynn subjected female staff to unwanted sexual advances offers an illustration of how such allegations may now be “material” information that public companies …

Microsoft to Stop Requiring Arbitration for Employees’ Harassment, Bias Claims

Microsoft Corp. is eliminating a requirement that employees pursue sexual harassment and gender bias claims through arbitration instead of in court, after revelations this year of improper behavior across technology, entertainment and other industries. The tech giant also endorsed a …

Why Publishing Policies Against Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Not Enough

Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them – and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have …

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 …

Mississippi Gov Orders Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for State Workers

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced Tuesday that by executive order, he’s requiring all state employees to take online training in sexual harassment awareness and prevention. “This should be a low-cost alternative to expensive seminars and provide a standard of prevention …

Kentucky Lawmaker Added to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for Firing Worker

A high-ranking Democrat in the Kentucky House of Representatives has been added to an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit in Franklin County. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate added state Rep. Johnny Bell of Glasgow last week as a defendant in …

Sexual Harassment Claims Against Oklahoma Group Settled

The Grand River Dam Authority in Oklahoma has reached settlements with two ex-employees over claims of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. The settlements follow a 10-month investigation into claims of sexual harassment and wrongful termination against the organization’s CEO and …