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EEOC sues Lakeshore Sport and Fitness, alleges workplace harassment
EEOC sues Lakeshore Sport and Fitness, alleges workplace harassment
Lincoln Park’s Lakeshore Sport and Fitness has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly failing to protect an employee from sexual harassment by a co-worker. The EEOC filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Chicago federal court after first attempting to reach a settlement...
Utah cop who arrested nurse was previously reprimanded for sexual harassment
Utah cop who arrested nurse was previously reprimanded for sexual harassment
Police documents show a Utah officer caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and putting her in handcuffs had previously been reprimanded for sexually harassing a female co-worker. The records say Salt Lake City police internal affairs confirmed allegations that Detective Jeff Payne harassed...
Report Finds Police Lieutenant Did Not Violate Sexual Harassment Policy
Report Finds Police Lieutenant Did Not Violate Sexual Harassment Policy
A West Hartford police lieutenant accused of sexually harassing a female officer and creating a hostile work environment did not violate the department's sexual harassment policy although there were "instances where professional boundaries were blurred," an investigation found. After the investigation...
Ten workers at Yellowstone National Park to be punished for sexual harassment
Ten workers at Yellowstone National Park to be punished for sexual harassment
As many as 10 workers in Yellowstone National Park's maintenance division will be disciplined after an investigation found they subjected female employees to derogatory comments and other sexual harassment, the park's superintendent told The Associated Press. The move comes as widespread reports...
Bristol Council Wants Legal Guidance About Mayor's Dispute
Bristol Council Wants Legal Guidance About Mayor's Dispute
Concerned about the vagueness surrounding a dispute between city council member Jodi Zils Gagne and Mayor Ken Cockayne, the city council on Monday voted 5-0 to consult with the lawyer who investigated a 2016 harassment complaint against Cockayne.The council intends to meet with attorney Michael...
Fox suspends business news host Charles Payne amid sexual harassment allegations
Fox suspends business news host Charles Payne amid sexual harassment allegations
Fox Business Network host Charles Payne has been suspended while 21st Century Fox investigates sexual harassment allegations made against him, the company confirmed Wednesday night. Payne’s suspension was announced by Fox Business Network following his program “Making Money,” and shortly after...
Fox News host Eric Bolling out; had been under suspension after lewd photo claims
Fox News host Eric Bolling out; had been under suspension after lewd photo claims
Fox News host Eric Bolling has left the network, which is canceling his news program, "The Specialists." The network suspended Bolling in August as it investigated a report of allegations that he sent lewd photos to co-workers. Fox said in a statement Friday that Bolling and the network "agreed...
Federal prosecutors are probing sexual harassment settlements paid out by Fox News
Federal prosecutors are probing sexual harassment settlements paid out by Fox News
The U.S. attorney’s office is exploring whether Fox News settlement payments for sexual harassment claims should have been reported to the shareholders of parent company 21st Century Fox. Fox News said in a statement issued Wednesday that it has been in discussions with the office “for months”...
Ford settles sexual, racial harassment claims at Chicago plants for $10 million
Ford settles sexual, racial harassment claims at Chicago plants for $10 million
Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay up to $10.1 million to settle racial and sexual harassment claims at two Chicago-area plants, a move that could allow it to avoid a class-action lawsuit being pursued in federal court. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement this week...
Lawsuit Alleges Bristol Mayor Cockayne Retaliated After Harassment Complaint
Lawsuit Alleges Bristol Mayor Cockayne Retaliated After Harassment Complaint
A legal secretary in the corporation counsel's office is suing the city, claiming she was the target of retaliation after she lodged a sexual harassment complaint against Mayor Ken Cockayne. The lawsuit by Noelle Bates contends that Cockayne and senior members of his administration waged "a campaign...
23 Protesters Arrested After Roadway Sit-In Against Sexual Harassment At Yale
Twenty-three protestors who police said sat in the streets in downtown New Haven Thursday morning were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.Police blocked traffic on several streets as the graduate students protesting against sexual harassment at Yale University gathered at York and Elm Streets...
Wesleyan Settles Professor's Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Wesleyan Settles Professor's Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Wesleyan University has settled a lawsuit filed by a professor who alleged school administrators mishandled an investigation into sexual harassment complaints she made against another professor. Documents filed in federal court in New Haven show a judge dismissed Associate Professor Lauren Caldwell's...
Tennessee House expels lawmaker accused of widespread sexual harassment
Tennessee House expels lawmaker accused of widespread sexual harassment
The Tennessee House voted Tuesday to expel Republican state Rep. Jeremy Durham following allegations of widespread sexual harassment.The chamber voted 70-2 to expel a sitting member for the first time in 36 years.The vote to expel Durham of Franklin followed an attorney general's investigation...
Fox News suspends Eric Bolling after allegations he sent lewd photo to co-workers
Fox News suspends Eric Bolling after allegations he sent lewd photo to co-workers
Fox News said Saturday that it has suspended Eric Bolling, co-host of its late-afternoon news program "The Specialists," while it investigates allegations he sent a lewd photo to co-workers. Word of the suspension came one day after a HuffPost report relying on anonymous sources stated Bolling...
Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer
Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer
Uber's chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss. In a blog post about her year at Uber, Susan Fowler Rigetti said the company's human...
Girls in Tech founder embraces challenging mission
SAN FRANCISCO The way Girls in Tech founder Adriana Gascoigne sees it, revelations about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley technology firms are a double-edged sword: They shine a light on a serious problem but depict an environment that can deter women from careers in tech. Gascoigne, who says...
Bill O'Reilly, replaced at Fox News by Tucker Carlson, calls his ouster 'tremendously disheartening'
Bill O'Reilly, replaced at Fox News by Tucker Carlson, calls his ouster 'tremendously disheartening'
Fox News has officially cut ties with its biggest prime-time star, Bill O’Reilly, following sexual harassment claims lodged against him. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,”...
$1 million awarded to Advocate doctor who said he was fired for reporting sexual harassment
$1 million awarded to Advocate doctor who said he was fired for reporting sexual harassment
A Cook County jury has awarded $1 million to a former Advocate Christ Medical Center doctor in a case involving allegations of sex, lies and audiotape. The jury on Monday found in favor of Dr. Brett Ohlfs, a former emergency physician at the Oak Lawn hospital, who said the hospital fired him in...
McDonald's workers file sexual harassment charges with EEOC
McDonald's workers file sexual harassment charges with EEOC
Fifteen McDonald's workers from eight states including Illinois have filed charges against the world's largest burger chain and some of its franchisees, alleging they were victims of sexual harassment on the job, backers of the Fight for $15 movement announced Wednesday. Complaints have been filed...
Hannity boycott call fizzling, at least publicly
More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, luxury carmaker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program. While Hannity has appeared largely impervious to the efforts against...
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