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Time’s Up Study: Many Who Report Harassment Face Retaliation

Three years into the (hash)MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 …

Survey: In Hollywood, Few Believe Harassers Will Be Punished

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein may well spend the rest of his life in prison. But that doesn’t mean workers in Hollywood have faith that other harassers and abusers will be similarly punished. Instead, three years after the explosive Weinstein scandal …

An Activist Investor Crusades Against Forced Arbitration at Tesla

When Tesla Inc.’s shareholders gather September 22 for their annual meeting, Kristin Hull will have roughly three minutes to make the case against the company’s use of mandatory arbitration for employee sexual harassment and racial discrimination claims. Hull is the …

McDonald’s Faces Discrimination Suit by Black Franchisees

McDonald’s Corp. is the subject of a lawsuit by more than 50 Black former franchisees in the U.S. who say they were driven out of business after being pushed by the company to set up shop in crime-ridden areas and …

Washington NFL Team Hires Law Firm to Review Harassment Claims

The Washington Redskins hired a law firm to review allegations of misconduct after 15 female ex-employees told the Washington Post they were sexually harassed. The NFL team hired D.C. lawyer Beth Wilkinson and her firm, Wilkinson Walsh, to investigate the …

New Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights of Accused

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday finalized campus sexual assault rules that bolster the rights of the accused, reduce legal liabilities for schools and colleges, and narrow the scope of cases schools will be required to investigate. The change announced …

McDonald’s Faces Class Action Over ‘Pervasive Sexual Harassment’

McDonald’s Corp has been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of subjecting female employees in its corporate-owned fast-food restaurants in Florida to widespread sexual harassment. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in federal court in Chicago, says the company …

Judge to OK $215M Settlement for USC Gynecologist’s Patients

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The …

Ex-Deputy Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $250,000

LAS VEGAS — A former chief deputy sheriff in rural Nevada has accepted $250,000 to end a lawsuit stemming from allegations the sheriff sexually harassed her in 2015. Melanie Keener’s attorney, Gus Falangas, characterized his client on Friday as happy …

Harvey Weinstein Sex Abuse Claims Settling for $47 Million

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film mogul charged with rape, reached a tentative $47 million settlement with accusers, potentially putting an end to many of the civil complaints against him, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The money …