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CON EDISON AGREES TO PAY $3.8 MILLION TO PLAINTIFFS IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT

Con Edison recently agreed to pay $3.8 million to up to 300 female workers to settle a sexual harassment and gender discrimination lawsuit. The suit, which was filed on the behalf of the workers by the EEOC, claimed that the women were regularly subjected to sexual harassment, and faced unequal treatment such as lower wages Read More

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INVESTIGATION FINDS THAT RADIO STATION FAILED TO ADDRESS ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Last year, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) fired popular radio host Jian Ghomeshi after a newspaper published a story about him that featured allegations that he had harassed and assaulted a number of women. Some women claimed that he had choked or punched them; others accused him of sexual harassment. The CBC stated that Ghomeshi Read More

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FORMER FIREFIGHTER RECEIVES $50,000 IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT

A former firefighter has received $50,000 to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit against a New Jersey fire department. The plaintiff, Courtney Jackson, worked as a volunteer at the station for over a year. During her time there, she was regularly subjected to inappropriate language from the department’s then-Assistant Chief. He allegedly made lewd comments about Read More

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WHAT IF YOUR EX BEGINS HARASSING YOU AT THE WORKPLACE

Most of the time, unwanted advances from a coworker or supervisor can easily be classified as sexual harassment. But what happens if your harasser is also your ex, who works for the same company? Some victims of harassment may wonder whether they can prove that they are being harassed by somebody they previously had a Read More

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT FILED AGAINST PROMINENT LAW FIR

A former associate at a New Jersey law firm has filed a lawsuit, claiming that she faced gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation at the firm. The suit claims that the firm required female associates to sign a confidentiality and release agreement before they could socialize with male employees outside of work. It also claims Read More

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FACEBOOK HIT BY LAWSUIT ALLEGING GENDER AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, SEXUAL HARASSMENT

A former Facebook employee has filed a discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation lawsuit against the tech giant. The employee, Chia Hong, claims that she was subjected to three years of unlawful discrimination while she worked at the company. Hong was belittled for being a woman, and was directed to organize parties and to serve drinks Read More

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FORMER HSBC EMPLOYEE CLAIMS THAT BANK RETALIATED AGAINST HIM

A former HSBC senior vice president has filed a lawsuit claiming that the global bank retaliated against him for complaining about sexual harassment aimed at a fellow employee. According to the lawsuit, the employee reported an incident where a supervisor attempted to force a fellow employee to sleep with a senior banker. Afterwards, the bank Read More

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NYPD COP RECEIVES $110k IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

The city will pay an NYPD cop $110,000 as part of a settlement in a sexual harassment case. The police officer, Jazmia Inserillo, claimed that she was sexually harassed by her lieutenant, who massaged her shoulders, made lewd comments, and questioned her inappropriately about her personal life. According to the lawsuit, the lieutenant invited Inserillo Read More

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EMPLOYEES SUE MCDONALDS OVER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

On January 22, 2015, ten former McDonald’s employees sued the fast-food chain for racism and sexual harassment. The plaintiffs, nine African-American workers and one Hispanic worker, claimed that they experienced “rampant racial and sexual harassment” from supervisors at three Virginia McDonald’s franchises. According to the lawsuit, the supervisors used inappropriate and demeaning racial language to Read More

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IS IT ILLEGAL FOR CUSTOMERS TO SEXUALLY HARASS EMPLOYEES?

A common misconception is that employment law only protects employees from sexual harassment when the harasser is somebody who works in the same company. However, the law also protects employees from sexual harassment when the perpetrator is a customer. A case last year indicates how the law deals with sexual harassment on the job when Read More

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