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Sexual Harassment Archives

Nationwide McDonald's strike meant to fight sexual harassment

Organizers say that last week's nationwide strike against McDonald's restaurants was the first strike protesting sexual harassment in over 100 years. Hundreds of workers in at least 10 cities rallied in an effort to hold McDonalds more accountable for the culture in their restaurants.

Survey: Gender, seniority are major factors in workplace harassment

The specialty insurer Hiscox has just released its 2018 workplace harassment study, and it found that 35 percent of U.S. employees have experienced workplace harassment. That number rises to 41 percent among women. Of those who said they had experienced harassment, half said it was because of their gender. Moreover, 78 percent said they had been harassed by a male, and 73 percent said their harasser had been someone in a senior position.

Sexual harassment an apparent fixture in photojournalism industry

Many traditionally male-dominated fields are marked by sexual harassment. Sometimes, men in the field are actively working to keep women out. In other cases, powerful men may feel entitled to make sexual advances toward female subordinates. Regardless of the motivation, the result is often a deeply uncomfortable or even dangerous workplace for women.

Is it safe to report sexual harassment in a small business?

In the shadows of the #MeToo movement, more employees are coming forward and speaking out about incidents of sexual harassment. But, for some victims, it isn’t as easy to speak out about what’s been going on behind closed doors – especially as a small business employee.

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.

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