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Harassment Insurance Fails to Prevent Workplace Misconduct

 

Employment discrimination laws have encouraged victims of harassment to come forward by making it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any person with respect to race, color, religion, sex, gender, or national origin. However, harassment insurance has served to silence victims of workplace misconduct. In response to perceived threats of employment discrimination and harassment […]

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Talula’s Garden to Pay Employees Back Wages

 

A popular Philadelphia restaurant must pay $396K in back wages and damages to 63 employees after it was found in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Talula’s Garden, located in the Washington Square neighborhood, agreed to pay employees nearly $200K in back wages, and an equal amount in damages to resolve alleged federal […]

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Marvel Comics Stan Lee Denies Sexual Harassment Claims

 

A nursing company formerly in the employ of past Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Stan Lee have accused him of sexual misconduct. Allegedly, the creator of Spider-Man and Iron Man sexually harassed and groped numerous female nurses from the company he hired who were assigned to care for him at his home in West Hollywood, California. Additionally, […]

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What Employees Should Know About Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law

 

Most employment in the United States is at-will, which means that employees may leave their jobs for any reason and may also be fired for any reason, with few exceptions. Some of those exceptions are discrimination, whistleblowing, and retaliation. If an employee is fired for these reasons, they may file a claim for wrongful termination. […]

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Actress Michelle Williams Victimized by Hollywood Wage Discrimination

 

The Academy Award-nominated actress Michelle Williams earned less than actor Mark Wahlberg for the movie, “All the Money in the World,” which was released in December 2017. Apparently, Wahlberg negotiated for more money for required reshoots after actor Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey. Wahlberg received nearly two million dollars for the reshoots while Williams received […]

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Actor James Franco Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

 

Several women accused the actor James Franco, a recent Golden Globes winner, of inappropriate sexual behavior. One actress posted on the social media site, Twitter, that he allegedly sexually assaulted her against her will while they were a couple, and that he attempted to lure an underage friend to his hotel room. A student who […]

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Racial Discrimination in the Hiring Process

 

Employment discrimination comes in all shapes and forms. From gender discrimination and sexual harassment, to racial discrimination in the workplace, data suggests that discrimination can occur at all levels of employment, including during the hiring process. Although many people believe that racial discrimination in the workplace has declined over the years, a new research study […]

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Sexual Harassment Claims Denied by Photographer Bruce Weber

 

Two male models accused lauded fashion photographer Bruce Weber of sexual harassment, which he vehemently denies. Both incidents took place during two separate photo shoots when the photographer encouraged each model to engage in inappropriate physical contact. During a photo shoot in 2014, one of the male models, who filed a lawsuit against the photographer […]

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Impact of Sexual Harassment

 

Many experts believe that the wave of recent publicity regarding sexual harassment is the beginning of a revolutionary change. Those who have seen or experienced sexual harassment in the workplace are demanding changes in training, and increased awareness on the issue from those in power. They are empowered by the outrage voiced by the public. […]

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Vice Executives Put on Leave Due to Sexual Harassment Allegations

 

Two executives from Vice Media have been put on leave due to sexual harassment allegations from former employees. Both Co-President Andrew Creighton and Chief Digital Officer Mike Germano were put on leave. In 2016, a former employee claimed that she was fired after rejecting a relationship with Creighton. Vice denied the claim, but she was […]

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