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Sexual Harassment Archives

Redskins cheerleaders say male VIPs attended nude photo shoot

Recently, the New York Times reported that two former NFL cheerleaders filed discrimination complaints against the league and the teams they worked for. Their complaints have been followed by an outpouring of support from other NFL cheerleaders, who say the league and some teams allow overtly sexual and hostile work environments.

City council passes Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act

The New York City Council has sent a package of bills called the "Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act" to Mayor Bill de Blasio's desk. The legislation, which if signed would go into effect next April, notably contains an anti-sexual harassment training mandate aimed at supervisors and managers in private companies with 15 or more employees.

Targeting sexual harassment in New York City

Sexual harassment has become a hot-button topic all around the country, and New York is no exception. Numerous victims have come forward in every field from entertainment to business to politics to share their experiences of workplace harassment. To address the issue, several state and city leaders have proposed new legislation that would prevent, target and punish sexual harassment.

2 more prominent reporters are accused of sexual harassment

A Fox News correspondent and a Washington Post reporter are the latest to suffer negative job actions due to apparent sexual harassment complaints. Fox's James Rosen reportedly left Fox News after the network began looking into sexual misconduct allegations against him. Joel Achenbach of the Post has been given a 90-day suspension after unspecified misconduct said to involve female colleagues.

Woman settles claim for outrageous hostile work environment based on gender

Female executive for a food exporter settled her gender discrimination case for a significant "confidential" sum, pursuant to a negotiated severance agreement and package. Client was subjected to an extremely hostile environment including senior management's culture of derogatory and discriminatory conduct towards females. Reference to female employees as 'fucking cunts'; comments made to other female employees that they were only useful if seen when wearing sexy short skirts"; Female executives were routinely paid less than males for similar work.

How is sexual harassment actually defined?

With all the talk of sexual harassment and misconduct these days, a lot of people are confused. What actually constitutes sexual harassment? What conduct is illegal at work? Can you get in trouble merely for offending an especially touchy person? Is giving someone a pat on the back going to get you fired?

Met Opera suspends renowned conductor for sexual misconduct

Did the Metropolitan Opera brush aside allegations of sexual misconduct by its conductor James Levine? As you may have heard, the company has suspended Levine pending the outcome of an investigation. Yet according to the New York Times, the Met had received credible allegations of sexual abuse over a year ago.

Employers note: Sexual harassment is never accidental

If you were to do a person-on-the-street survey today asking what are the top five most prominent issues on peoples' minds, chances are good that sexual harassment would be on the list of the respondents. Workplace harassment against women is common in New York. So is harassment of men, though it's not talked about nearly as often.

Sexual harassment takes many forms and affects all genders

#MeToo is the newest banner sweeping across social media platforms. The message gathered momentum in recent weeks in connection with alleged sexual harassment suffered at the hands of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Most who are adding their voices to the movement are women, but a male faction is beginning to speak up, too.

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