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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 …

Female Firefighters In Washington Sue over Sex Harassment

Two women firefighters are suing Washington’s South Kitsap Fire and Rescue, alleging sexual harassment by a battalion chief who retired in January 2017 after he was notified of a proposal to fire him. The Kitsap Sun reports an internal investigation …

Colorado Firefighter Sues Employer for Bias and Harassment

A Colorado firefighter has filed a lawsuit accusing her employer of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Jennifer Taylor, who works for Colorado River Fire Rescue, which serves the New Castle through Rifle area, says …

California Looking for Balancing Act for Harassment Discipline

California Sen. Tony Mendoza’s resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an investigation found he likely engaged in flirtatious and sexually suggestive behavior with a half-dozen women. But the Legislature’s reckoning with …

Share Your Story: Sexual Harassment and the Insurance Workplace

From Hollywood to the corporate world, sexual harassment — the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks — is drawing greater public scrutiny than ever before. Victims (mostly women) and their supporters have taken on the cause, publicizing the …

Shareholders Sue Wynn Board for Not Investigating CEO Accused of Misconduct

The board of Wynn Resorts has been sued by shareholders, claiming the board knew for years that Steve Wynn, founder and chief executive of the casino operator, had been accused of sexual misconduct and failed to investigate. The company declined …