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Louisiana Bill Banning Forced Arbitration in Workplace Harassment Claims Fails

Louisiana lawmakers have jettisoned a measure that would have banned employers from requiring their workers to sign contracts that keep them from filing sexual harassment lawsuits in civil court. The House voted 50-42 against House Bill 578, with most Republicans …

HR Managers Braced for Increase in Sexual Harassment Complaints

Seven in 10 human resource professionals said believe sexual harassment complaints at their workplaces will likely be “higher” or “much higher” in 2018 compared to previous years. An HR Certification Institute poll of more than 200 HR business leaders at …

Sanofi Executive, Fired in France for Sexting, Sues for $1.5 Million

First he sent lewd texts. Then he got fired. Then he sued. The case of an alleged sex pest at drug giant Sanofi is the latest example of how France is confronting age-old attitudes toward the kind of behavior that …

Feds Sue Staffing Company over Sexual Harassment at Kansas Site

An international staffing company violated federal law when it allowed a manager at a Kansas City, Kan., worksite to repeatedly sexually harass female workers on a manufacturing line, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged in a lawsuit …

Public Firms Now Face Question of When to Disclose Sexual Harassment Claims

The steep drop in the stock price of Wynn Resorts Ltd. following a report that chairman Steve Wynn subjected female staff to unwanted sexual advances offers an illustration of how such allegations may now be “material” information that public companies …

Why Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Under-Reported: SHRM Survey

Sexual harassment in the workplace is under-reported by employees partly because some employees are unaware that their employers have anti-harassment policies or that there are ways to report without bringing harm to themselves, according to a survey of human resource …

Share Your Story: Sexual Harassment and the 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 …

More Victims Learning About Available Recourse in Sexual Harassment Cases

Back in 1979, Karen Schneider was an entry-level copy editor in her 20s when a senior editor at her newspaper offered her a ride after some late-night drinks with colleagues. At her destination, he locked the car door and forcibly …

Why Publishing Policies Against Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Not Enough

Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them – and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have …

Insurers Asked to Pay $90 Million to Settle Shareholder Claims Over Fox News Sexual Harassment

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. has reached a $90 million settlement of shareholder claims arising from the sexual harassment scandal at its Fox News Channel, which cost the jobs of longtime news chief Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O’Reilly. The settlement, …