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R.I. Legislator Wants to Give Child Sex Abuse Victims 35 Years to File Suit

A state lawmaker will try to extend the time limit for filing child sex abuse lawsuits in Rhode Island, with support from the House speaker. Democratic Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee said Wednesday that she’ll introduce a bill next week to …

Male Disney Cruise Employee Alleges Harassment by Female Boss

A middle-aged male former labor analyst at Disney Cruise Line claims his younger female manager created a hostile work environment by bullying him about his age, bragging about sleeping with married men in the office and passing him over for …

Company Owners Consider Limits on Alcohol at Holiday Parties

The alcohol will flow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. Owners concerned about sexual misconduct and the safety of staffers and guests are eliminating or limiting the open bar, making their …

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 …

Hiscox: Sex Harassment Tops List of Most Common Form of Employee Misconduct

More than one-third (35%) of employees feel they’ve experienced workplace harassment, 50 percent of whom said it was on account of their gender or sex, according to a new study by Hiscox, an international specialist insurer. These findings are according …

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 …

Uber to Allow Sexual Assault Victims to Sue in Court

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will let sexual assault and harassment victims sue the company in court and plans to release data on sexual violence and other dangerous incidents that occur on its ride-hailing service. Previously, Uber’s terms of service …

Derivative Lawsuits Filed Against Wynn Resorts’ Board After Sex Claims

The board of directors of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts is facing mounting lawsuits from shareholders who allege they breached their fiduciary duties when they ignored what has been described as a longstanding pattern of sexual abuse and harassment by the …

NBA Sets up Hotline to Report Workplace Misconduct

The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace. The move comes after a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile environment for women in the Dallas Mavericks organization. …

Allegations Prompt Dallas Team to Launch Probe Into Workplace Misconduct

The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to …