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#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 …

Actress Judd’s Harassment Suit Against Weinstein Faces ‘Professional’ Relationship Law

Ashley Judd’s lawsuit accusing Harvey Weinstein of sabotaging her career after she spurned his sexual advances can move ahead, but a judge balked at her sexual harassment claim because the actress and the producer didn’t have a “professional” relationship. Weinstein …

EEOC Sues Del Taco in California for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

Fast food chain Del Taco violated federal law when at least three male employees, including those in supervisory roles, sexually harassed and retaliated against a group of young female workers at a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Del Taco, the U.S. Equal …

CBS CEO Moonves Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves resigned from the company, the company said on Sunday, amid fresh allegations of sexual assault and harassment. CBS also announced a deal to end litigation against controlling shareholder Shari Redstone and National Amusements Inc. for …

Gender, Seniority Key Factors in Workplace Harassment: Hiscox Survey

More than one-third (35 percent) of employees in the U.S. feel they’ve experienced workplace harassment, and half of them believe it was due to their gender. A study released by specialty insurer Hiscox also found that 78 percent of those …

Bill to Expand Harassment Training Requirements Passes California Assembly

The California Assembly on Thursday voted unanimously on a plan to address workplace sexual harassment and expand a requirement for harassment training to small businesses. Current law requires all employers with 50 or more employees to provide two hours of …

Barnes & Noble Calls Fired CEO’s Defamation Claims ‘Lies and Mischaracterizations’

Barnes & Noble Inc. was sued on Tuesday by a former chief executive officer who said the largest U.S. bookstore chain falsely accused him of violating its sexual harassment policy before firing him after 14 months on the job. In …

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 …