U.S. Supreme Court lets sexual harassment suits proceed against schools

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away bids by a public school district in Virginia and the University of Toledo in Ohio to avoid sexual harassment lawsuits brought by female students under a law that prohibits sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funds. The justices in both cases declined to hear appeals of… Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court lets sexual harassment suits proceed against schools

Google’s $310 million sexual harassment settlement aims to set new industry standards

Google parent company Alphabet has agreed to more than 80 updates or changes to its policies and procedures around sexual misconduct and harassment as part of an extensive legal settlement. The overhaul is meant to fill gaps that executives allegedly exploited to engage in sexual misconduct or harassment, and to serve as an example for other… Continue reading Google’s $310 million sexual harassment settlement aims to set new industry standards

“Dirty Dancer” actor testifies Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her at hotel

A dancer in a film produced by Harvey Weinstein testified Thursday that she was “freaked out” after meeting the movie mogul on the Puerto Rican set but the presence and reassurance of his assistant convinced her it was OK to go with him to his hotel, where she was later sexually assaulted. The woman, who went by… Continue reading “Dirty Dancer” actor testifies Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her at hotel

Hotel Owners to Pay $370,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

SEATTLE — GIPHX10, LLC, and Jaffer, Inc., Edmonton, Canada-based companies that operated as Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham until November 2021, have agreed to pay $370,000 to two female former house­keeping employees and to provide other relief to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit initiated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced… Continue reading Hotel Owners to Pay $370,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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