harrassment News

NFL Seeks $1.5M From M.I.A. Over Super Bowl Finger

M.I.A. said she’s been subjected to a year and a half of legal harassment by the National Football League since she extended a middle finger while performing alongside Madonna at the American football championship Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in …

Growing Push to Halt Workplace Bullying

Margaret Fiester is no shrinking violet, but she says working for her former boss was a nightmare. “One day I didn’t do something right and she actually laid her hands on me and got up in my face and started …

US Attorney Stephanie Rose Sued By Former Employee

A former assistant U.S. attorney alleges in a lawsuit that she was subjected to age discrimination and harassment by her boss, Stephanie Rose. Rose is a federal judge nominee now under consideration by the U.S. Senate. The Des Moines Register …

Kentucky Company Settlements EEOC Harassment Suit

An Ashland, Kentucky, credit card processing company has agreed to pay $365,000 to 11 former employees who said they were sexually harassed by the company’s owner. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against MMS Resources Inc. over the …

Florida Parents Sue Over Daughter’s “Sexting” Suicide

The parents of a 13-year-old Tampa girl who hanged herself after enduring classmates’ taunts over a revealing photo texted to a boy have sued the school district. The parents of Hope Witsell filed a federal lawsuit this week, accusing the …

Louisiana Construction Company Loses Harassment Case

A federal jury has awarded $451,000 in damages to a post-Katrina bridge repair worker who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Boh Bros. Construction Co. in 2009. Kerry S. Woods, a 33-year-old ironworker represented in the suit by the U.S. …