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Ernst & Young Partner Files Sexual Harassment Claim Against Company

 

A groping incident in 2015 prompted a partner with Ernst & Young to file a sexual harassment claim against the company. The incident occurred at a company event in Orlando, Florida when a male colleague groped the partner and made crude remarks to her. Two other male partners stood by and failed to intervene. She […]

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Staying Current with Transgender Law

 

Currently, 1.7 million people in the United States identify as transgender. With recent media attention on the difficulties transgender individuals have faced regarding bathroom access and discrimination in schools, workplace settings, and other public spaces throughout the country, many employers are changing their policies to become more inclusive and prevent costly discrimination settlements. Changing policies […]

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Former Manager of Mariah Carey Sues for Sexual Harassment

 

On Friday, the former manager of singer Mariah Carey filed a claim in New York City alleging sexual harassment. Former manager Stella Bulochnikov claims Carey sexual harassed her and appeared naked around her multiple times. In 2017, Mariah Carey fired Bulochnikov from her position, and she alleges that Carey broke a three-year contract and violated […]

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Negotiating a Severance Agreement

 

When someone is securely employed, they may not want to think about severance agreements. However, if you are terminated, it is essential that you know your rights. A severance agreement is a contract that defines the terms of employment termination, such as when a layoff occurs. Typically, this agreement will ask you to waive your […]

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ESPN Sued Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

 

Cable sports news network ESPN is the latest television entity to be hit with a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit. Former ESPN legal analyst, Adrienne Lawrence, filed suit in a Connecticut federal court alleging that ESPN created a culture where sexual harassment and discrimination were accepted and tolerated as everyday occurrences. Lawrence started her work […]

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Tackle Workplace Sexual Harassment

 

This week, Pennsylvania lawmakers tackled workplace sexual harassment and misconduct by revealing proposals focused on alleviating the behavior. The proposals issued include the creation of a task force to investigate laws and policies regarding workplace harassment and misconduct, which would be based on the Child Protection Task Force instituted in 2011. Also, a Joint State […]

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Corporate Whistleblowers and Federal Law

 

If you have been a witness to fraud or corruption as a federal employee, you need to know your rights. The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is an amended federal law that protects federal whistleblowers who report agency misconduct while working for the government. If the authorities of an agency take, or threaten to take, […]

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Companies Have Little Incentive to Fight Workplace Sexual Harassment

 

According to research conducted by Vanderbilt economist, Joni Hersch, American companies have few incentives to eliminate the risks of workplace sexual harassment. While companies routinely work to eliminate workplace safety risks to avoid burdensome penalties and fines, the same is not true when it comes to the elimination of workplace sexual harassment risks. Companies facing […]

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Cadets Director George Hopkins Quits After Alleged Sexual Misconduct

 

After several accounts of alleged sexual misconduct, The Cadets drum and bugle corps director, George Hopkins, quit his position on Thursday. In 1979, Hopkins was hired by the Youth Education in Arts nonprofit organization based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and then became the director of the corps in 1982. Apparently, allegations span about 40 years and […]

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NBC Attempts to Bury Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Shaun White

 

Recently, snowboarding Olympic gold-medalist, Shaun White, was accused of sexual harassment by a woman who was his bandmate in 2016. The accusations were in a lawsuit that was settled privately. Given all the recent media attention about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, it is somewhat surprising that NBC did not highlight the sexual harassment […]

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