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Murphy Administration Ignored Rape Claim

A former Murphy gubernatorial campaign volunteer and current administration official told a NJ Legislature committee in early December that she was sexually assaulted in 2017 by a colleague. She claimed that after she informed the Administration about it, they did not take her allegations seriously. According to her testimony, she attended a campaign event in April… Read More

Ted Baker Employees Say No to Forced Hugging

Earlier this month, more than 2,500 employees and customers of the UK fashion retailer Ted Baker signed an online petition to stop the practice of “forced hugging.” The petition called on the company’s CEO to stop alleged “inappropriate behavior” and put an end to a corporate culture that “leaves harassment unchallenged.” The signatories, more than… Read More

Linda Vester Calls on Comcast to End Sexual Harassment

Linda Vester, a former NBC correspondent, claims that the culture of sexual harassment at NBC has not changed since Matt Lauer was terminated. Although NBC Universal reports that they found no evidence to implicate Lauer of the claims, Vester believes the investigation was not done properly. Among the issues Vester discusses are: Failure to interview… Read More

Uber Tracking Sexual Harassment

Most of us are aware of the #MeToo movement. However, it may only recently be coming to our attention how often sexual harassment, assault, and misconduct can happen in schools, restaurants, and virtually anywhere we find ourselves throughout the day. As a result, organizations outside the workplace are taking steps to encourage the reporting of… Read More

Les Moonves Accused Again

A new accuser has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against former CBS CEO Les Moonves. She is an actress who claims that Moonves accosted her in March of 1995. The New York Times reported that the actress’s manager had arranged a meeting with Moonves at Warner Bros. in Burbank, California. She was told… Read More

Transgender Job Discrimination Case

In 2013, a Michigan funeral director informed his employer of a personal decision to transition into a woman. This was done through a letter, submitted to the funeral home’s employees. It explained how difficult the process was, and that he was looking forward to continuing his work there afterwards. He also wrote that he would… Read More

Supreme Court Rule on Age Discrimination

The Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects anyone over 40 years old from discrimination due to age in the workplace. While the act originally was written for private employers with 20 or more employees, it was extended to public employers in 1971. Now, the Supreme Court ruled in November that the federal Age… Read More

Sexual Harassment Affects Women’s Health

Negative experiences we have throughout our lives can have long-term consequences on our health and wellbeing. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who experience sexual harassment in the workplace often suffer from serious, long-term issues, such as: High Blood Pressure Depression Anxiety Clinical Insomnia Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)… Read More

NJ Transit Whistleblower

Whistleblowing, or the act of exposing illegal or unethical information or activities of a company or organization, can have serious consequences for the whistleblower, as one New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) worker recently discovered. Exposing NJ Transit Problems NJ Transit’s first Chief Compliance Officer began his position in February 2017, with the task of identifying… Read More

More Companies End Forced Arbitration

Facebook is the latest tech company to end mandatory arbitration for sexual misconduct claims. This follows on the heels of Google’s decision to do so on November 8. Microsoft, eBay, and Airbnb recently announced similar policies. These new regulations replace the old way of handling the claims, which was done through private, forced arbitration. This… Read More

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