workplace harassment News

New York Ex-Gov. Cuomo Wants Taxpayers to Pay His Sexual Harassment Legal Bills

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants taxpayers to foot his legal bills as he defends himself against a workplace sexual harassment claim — and he’s suing the state’s attorney general over it. Cuomo filed the suit against Attorney General …

Probe Into Australia’s Mining Sector Uncovers ‘Horrific’ Sexual Abuses

A landmark inquiry into Australia’s mining sector has uncovered dozens of shocking cases of sexual harassment and abuse of women workers at companies including BHP Group and Rio Tinto Group. The Western Australia government report released [June 23] described “horrific” …

Canadian Oil Brokerage Denies ‘Toxic’ Workplace Claim, Files Countersuit

Oil brokerage NE2 Group is hitting back at allegations that Chief Executive Officer Tim Gunn created a toxic workplace, filing an C$11 million ($8.4 million) countersuit against eight former employees who left the firm earlier this year. In court documents, …

Maine Pays $395K to Settle Corrections Officer’s Discrimination Lawsuit

The state of Maine is paying $395,000 to a former corrections officer to settle her claims of harassment and discrimination. Autumn Dinsmore resigned as a corrections officer this month as part of the settlement of her lawsuit filed last year. …

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 …

New York Enacts Expanded Anti-Harassment Workplace Laws

New York expanded workplace harassment protection for all public employees and banned the release of anyone’s employment records in retaliation for speaking up about alleged abuse, part of a package of new laws signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday. …

Toyota Settles Lawsuit That Blamed Employee’s Suicide on Overwork, Harassment

TOKYO (AP) – Toyota has settled a lawsuit that blamed overwork and harassment for the suicide of one of its employees. Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda has apologized to the family, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. Monetary details of …

‘Disturbing’ Culture of Sexual Harassment, Racism, Bullying Found at Rio Tinto: Report

A report released by Rio Tinto on Tuesday outlined a culture of bullying, harassment and racism at the global mining giant, including 21 complaints of actual or attempted rape or sexual assault over the past five years. Nearly half of …

Former New York Post Editor Alleges Harassment, Retaliation

A New York Post editor whose departure was announced Tuesday alleged she was fired two months after revealing to an executive that former editor Col Allan had sexually harassed her. The Post said any suggestion of wrongdoing related to Editor-in-Chief …

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 …