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McDonald’s Workers Sue Over Sexual Harassment, ‘Toxic’ Work Culture

McDonald’s Corp was sued on Tuesday by workers in Michigan who accused the fast-food chain of allowing pervasive sexual harassment to flourish at its restaurants nationwide. The proposed class action lawsuit filed in a Michigan state court accused McDonald’s of …

Boards End Era Of Impunity for ‘Skirt-Chasers,’ McDonald’s Firing Shows

NEW YORK — Directors of U.S. companies are increasingly showing zero tolerance for executives’ sexual relationships with employees, even consensual ones, an attitude shift evident in McDonald’s Corp’s dismissal of CEO Steve Easterbrook this week. Boards of directors in a …

State Protects Abusers, Women Harassed in Public Jobs Say

ALBANY, N.Y. — He was accused of calling his female co-workers “whores,” grabbing one woman’s head and forcing it between his legs, threatening another with sexual assault and exposing himself in the office. Now, more than a year after he …

Lyft Faces Sexual Assault Lawsuits That Could Tarnish Image

Lyft Inc.’s image as the “woke” ride-hailing company faces a new challenge from a rash of lawsuits filed by women who claim they were sexually assaulted by drivers summoned to take them home after evenings of partying. Since Aug. 1, …

Lloyd’s of London Suspends Top Broker Who Sent Harassing Email

Lloyd’s of London has suspended a senior broker at Guy Carpenter & Co. for sending colleagues a sexually suggestive email about a female employee and is planning to take similar action against a second person who forwarded the message outside …

New Groping Claim at Lloyd’s of London Agent Deepens Scandal

Two executives at a top Lloyd’s of London insurance company have resigned following allegations of sexual harassment. One was accused of groping colleagues at a booze-fueled party, the other of stalking a junior employee. The first executive was said to …

Louisiana Lawmakers Trying to Make Sexual Harassers Pay

BATON ROUGE, La. — An effort aimed at making Louisiana officials pay a share of their sexual harassment settlements, rather than relying entirely on taxpayer dollars, got closer to final legislative passage Wednesday. Republican Sen. Sharon Hewitt, of Slidell, said …

Wynn Officials Hid Sexual Harassment Claims, Probe Finds

Former executives at Wynn Resorts Ltd. hid from Massachusetts gaming authorities allegations that Steve Wynn sexually harassed women, investigators working for the regulator said in a report Tuesday. The report comes as the Massachusetts Gaming Commission considers whether to revoke …

Lloyd’s of London Will Name and Shame Sexual Harassment Culprits

Lloyd’s of London will publicly name and shame anyone it bans from its insurance market for sexual harassment, according to Chief Executive Officer John Neal. “When we do see instances of bad behavior, and let’s hope they are infrequent, we …

Iowa Will Pay $4M to Victims of Sex Harassment by Former Director

The state of Iowa agreed Monday to pay $4.15 million in settlements to two executive branch employees who were sexually harassed for years by an agency director who was a longtime friend of Gov. Kim Reynolds. The payments will go …