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Virginia’s Loudoun School Board Sues to Halt Grand Jury Work

The Loudoun County School Board has asked for a temporary injunction that would halt the work of a grand jury convened as part of an ongoing state investigation into the district. The board filed a civil complaint Thursday arguing that …

Charges of Violence, Bullying Follow Mass Employee Exodus at Calgary Oil Firm

When two-thirds of the brokers at a prominent Calgary oil firm quit without explanation around the Easter weekend, the exodus chilled Canada’s oil market. Now, a lawsuit filed against the firm, NE2 Group, purports to offer a window into life …

Sexism in Financial Services Has Gotten Worse, Says Aviva CEO Amanda Blanc

Aviva Plc Chief Executive Officer Amanda Blanc said that the sexism she encounters has worsened as she has risen through the ranks in finance. Blanc became the insurer’s first female chief executive in July 2020 but faced a number of …

Software Company SAP Wrestles With Concerns Over Gender Equality, Senior Exits

Christian Klein was in his second year as chief executive of SAP SE in January 2021 when he addressed a staff meeting to field questions about the imminent launch of a new push into cloud computing. A staffer took Klein, …

Biden Ends Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault, Harassment

President Joe Biden on Thursday gave victims of workplace sexual assault or harassment the right to seek recourse in a court of law instead of through forced arbitration proceedings. Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault …

China’s Alibaba Fires Woman Who Accused Boss of Sexual Assault in #MeToo Setback

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has fired a woman who accused a manager of sexual assault, a surprise move that came just months after China’s e-commerce leader admitted bungling its initial response to the allegation. The employee surnamed Zhou told the …

Carrabba’s Must Pay $690,000 in Sexual Harassment Suit

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a nationwide chain, and a restaurant staffing firm must pay $690,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced. The federal agency said that Carrabba’s and OS Restaurant Services violated federal civil …

Wisconsin District Settles Suit Over Student’s Harassment for $862.5K

A Wisconsin school district has settled a lawsuit brought by a former student who said the district ignored years of complaints by her and her mother about multiple sexual assaults and a pattern of racial discrimination. The Baraboo School District …

Mining Giants Face Reckoning About Sexual Harassment as BHP Fires 48 Workers

Women still face a threat to their safety at remote mine sites across the globe. It’s a challenge the industry is grappling with after BHP Group, the world’s biggest miner, lifted the lid on a male-dominated culture in which sexual …

Alibaba Scandal Sparks #MeToo Reverberations in C-Suites Across China

Few paid much attention when she first turned up at the center of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s packed cafeteria on Friday, a stack of leaflets in one hand and a megaphone in the other. It had been more than a …