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Feb 13, 2018
Current law says a name change must be published in a local newspaper, but the new measure would allow someone to submit a waiver and keep the change away from public records. The measure would also allow a victim’s address be kept from court records in case of potential safety...
Feb 12, 2018
Those complaints were just a few of the nearly 7,000 sexual harassment reports against employers that were reviewed in 2017 by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces federal civil rights laws. Sexual harassment at work is a form of illegal gender discrimination under Title VII of the...
Feb 7, 2018
Chicago passed a law in October that, among other things, mandates employers provide a panic button that hotel workers can use to call hotel security if they feel unsafe. That provision was added after a UNITE HERE survey in Chicago found that 96 percent of housekeepers would feel safer with...
Feb 6, 2018
The bipartisan legislation, which would prohibit the accused from using taxpayer dollars for sexual harassment settlements and give victims more rights and resources when they file a complaint, was unanimously approved by voice vote months after the #MeToo movement spread to Capitol Hill. A wave of revelations of sexual harassment...
Feb 2, 2018
Nearly 14 years after she reported being sexually assaulted by former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar, Brianne Randall-Gay heard words she thought she would never hear from the authorities who took his word over her’s and caused her to be consumed by self-doubt and emotional turmoil. “I want to first...
Feb 1, 2018
Over 265 young girls and women have accused former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment. Judge Janice Cunningham announced the updated number on Wednesday in a Charlotte, Michigan, courtroom during Nassar’s second sentencing hearing ― on three...
Jan 31, 2018
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Jan 26, 2018
Women make up just 21% of attendees at the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of elite politicians, central bankers and financiers in Davos, Switzerland. Most of the panels at the summit are also dominated by men. The stark gender imbalance has been a major topic of discussion at the...
Jan 25, 2018
The former doctor for the American gymnastics team, Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for multiple sex crimes, capping an extraordinary seven-day hearing that drew more than 150 young women to publicly confront him and speak of the abuse they suffered...
Jan 23, 2018
Despite the #MeToo movement shining light on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace — and taking down a number of high-profile alleged perpetrators in the process — it appears many victims remain silent. Of the 12 percent of workers who say they’ve experienced sexual harassment on the job,...