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Washington Lawsuit Says College Dean Raped Assistant

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue College claiming the school, and by extension Washington state, fostered a hostile work environment by failing to protect her from a former dean. SeattlePI.com reported the woman’s attorney Julie Kays filed the …

Alorica in California Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $3.5M

The U.S. District Court has approved a consent decree between Irvine, Calif.-based Alorica Inc. and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $3.5 million and remedial measures to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit, the federal agency announced today. According …

Washington County Settles Sexual Harassment Suit for $350K

A Washington county agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by two women who accused a male supervisor at the human services department of unwanted hugging, kissing and comments. The Daily Herald reports the total combined …

EEOC Sues Tapioca Express in California for Sexual Harassment

Tapioca Express, a South El Monte, Calif.-based milk tea franchise, and two of its franchisees violated federal law by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment and forcing some to quit because of the abuse, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission …

Sexual Harassment Policy Changes Not High on Japan’s Corporate Agenda

Three-quarters of Japanese companies have made no changes to sexual harassment policies over the last year and don’t plan to do so, a Reuters poll found, though awareness of harassment is on the rise. The survey results come after a …

Goodwill and Affiliate in California to Pay $850K for Harassment

Two California entities, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate, Calidad Industries Inc., will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

Weinstein Sues Chubb Seeking Legal Defense Coverage in 11 Sex Harassment Suits

Film producer Harvey Weinstein is fighting back against personal indemnity insurer Chubb Ltd., saying Chubb must pay for his legal defense against 11 lawsuits that accuse him of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades, according to …

Elites Ponder Applying Market Principles to Harassment, Other Social Problems

The global social media movement known through the Twitter hashtag #MeToo has highlighted sexual misconduct in business, entertainment and politics, and is on the agenda at this year’s Milken Institute Global Conference, which started on Sunday. Beginning with accusations of …

Missouri Bill Backing Workplace Arbitration Fails to Advance

A Missouri bill to strengthen employment contracts that require sexual harassment, discrimination and other work-related issues to be decided through arbitration has died an unusually early death that came as Congress considers moving in the opposite direction. At issue is …

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 …