#MeToo movement News

Change in N.Y. State Law to Usher in ‘Tidal Wave’ of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Thousands of child sexual abuse lawsuits are expected to flow into New York State courts in the coming weeks exposing decades-old misconduct at schools, hospitals, churches and youth clubs, according to lawyers for victims. On Aug. 14, the Child Victims …

Sexual Violence Stories can Become ‘Trauma Porn,’ #MeToo Founder Says

VANCOUVER, Canada — The founder of the #MeToo movement that inspired countless women to reveal stories of sexual violence said on Thursday women can be just as powerful by not sharing their experiences, which can become grist for “trauma porn.” …

#MeToo Movement Continues Within State Capitols

In the first week of 2019, an investigation by Oregon’s labor agency deemed the state Capitol to be a hostile workplace because of an unchecked pattern of sexual harassment among lawmakers. A few days later, two Washington state lawmakers accused …

Housekeeper Sues Marriott Over Guest Sexual Misconduct

Leticia Vallejo, a housekeeper at a Marriott hotel in Irvine, California, said that back in the summer of 2017, a drunk male guest groped her while she was cleaning the hotel lobby bathroom. As he did so, he offered her …

Google Drops Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture. Google bowed to one of the protesters’ …

Bosses, Workers Disagree on Whether #MeToo Has Changed Anything

Ask employers how they’re doing on sexual harassment in the workplace and most will say pretty well. Employees have a different take. Nearly 70 percent of leaders “strongly agree” that their workplace “does not tolerate harassment.” Fewer than half of …

States Reconsider Confidentiality Agreements in Workplace Harassment Cases

Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. State lawmakers are listening. They introduced bills in at least 16 …