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CBS Hit With $1M Discrimination & Retaliation Suit By Former Finance Executive

Moving ever closer to its reunion with Viacom, CBS today finds its corporate culture again in the spotlight with a $1 million-plus discrimination and retaliation lawsuit from the company’s former director of international treasury.

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Which city is the worst for sexual harassment on public transport?

As reports of sexual harassment on the London underground soar, studies say the issue is the number-one safety risk facing girls and women worldwide

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#MeToo at 2: What we’re learning about men, women and politics as the movement matures

It has been nearly two years since the hashtag #MeToo, which went viral on Oct. 15, 2017

Has this movement changed the world for the better? #MeToo’s positive gains and its darker side are equally real.

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Advocates speak up to stop sexual harassment

The Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid in partnership with RGV Equal Voice Network and Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center announced the launched of the “Nuestra Voz/ Our Voice” campaign to bring local workers’ voices into the #metoo movement and combat on-the-job sexual harassment in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Anita Hill Commission To Survey Entertainment Industry Workers Next Month On Sexual Harassment, Abuse And Bias

The Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality will conduct a survey next month of entertainment industry workers so it can put into place a wide range of strategic initiatives being developed to address the twin issues of harassment and bias. Based on the results of the survey, those initiatives are expected to be launched by the end of the year.

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Not Just Men Who Sexually Assault

Katy Perry Faces a Third Sexual Assault Accusation.

Just last week, a jury awarded a Christian rapper nearly $3 million after determining that Perry’s 2013 hit song “Dark Horse” infringed on the rapper’s copyright. Then, in the last few days alone, two people have accused the singer of sexual misconduct.

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Time's Up Healthcare takes aim at sexual harassment, gender inequity

Dozens of doctors, nurses and medical students have joined forces to combat sexual harassment and gender bias in the healthcare industry. Time's Up Healthcare — an affiliate of the Time's Up initiative, which launched last year — already claims a number of high-profile organizations that have promised their support, including Mayo Clinic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Brigham Health, University of Wisconsin and Yale. The group's mission is "to unify national efforts to bring safety, equity, and dignity to our healthcare workplace.

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In the wake of harassment case, Harvard report finds ‘prolonged institutional failure

For decades, Harvard government students warned each other to wear heavy clothing and avoid late-afternoon appointments with the university’s renowned Cuba expert and one-time vice provost Jorge Dominguez to fend off his inappropriate behavior. But little was done, in what an internal report now calls a “deplorable situation” and a “prolonged institutional failure.”

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Univeristy of Oregon HR launches harassment and discrimination prevention training

Human resources is launching a new initiative to reinforce the university’s commitment to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment and promoting a respectful workplace.

As part of the effort, all faculty members, officers of administration, classified employees and graduate employees will be required to take an updated web-based workplace harassment and discrimination prevention training. All UO employees, with the exception of temporary and student employees, must complete the training by the end of spring term

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Wynn Resorts covered up sexual harassment allegations against CEO, report says

Wynn Resorts executives, aided by outside lawyers, covered up allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against founder Steve Wynn, creating a culture in which employees were afraid to pursue complaints or believed that speaking up would be pointless, according to a scathing report presented before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Tuesday.

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Lawsuits From Students Accused of Sex Assault Cost Many Colleges More Than $200,000

Over the past six years, more students who believe they were falsely accused of sexual assault have sued colleges. And even though those students seldom win in the courts, the costs for colleges to fend them off are adding up

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Schools Pay Millions in Sexual-Harassment Settlements

Payments are made to accusers, as well as to those accused of misconduct

Public university systems with schools in the nation’s five major athletic conferences paid out more than $10.5 million in settlements related to sexual-harassment claims in 2016 and ’17, according to a Wall Street Journal review of recent settlements, gathered mainly through public-records requests.

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Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case

The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows.

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Kainos Capital co-founder alleges ‘frat house’ culture amid plot to steal stake

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Utah Researchers Release Report On Sexual Harassment In Utah Workplaces

Last week, researchers with the Utah Women and Leadership Project released a summary of recent research entitled “Sexual Harassment: What Utahns Need to Know"

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UNC found in violation of federal law in its handling of sex assault and discrimination

UNC-Chapel Hill has been found in violation of the Title IX anti-discrimination law after a five-year federal investigation into its policies and procedures governing sexual assault and harassment cases

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How Colleges Handle Sexual Assault in the #MeToo Era

Schools aim to prevent sexual assault while protecting the rights of the victims and the accused.

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LGBT Students and Campus Sexual Assault

Non-heterosexual students experience harassments at disproportionately high rates, according to a new survey.

The Association of American Universities, an “elite” higher-education trade group, has just released what’s been described as one of the largest surveys ever conducted on campus sexual assault among college students.

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Google changes sexual harassment policies after employee walkout

Google will consolidate its channels for reporting misconduct into one site with live support, the company said.

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Google’s parent firm Alphabet lost billions through response to sexual harassment: lawsuit

Quiet ousters of accused sexual harassers cost company billions, shareholder claims

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Few University of Utah students who experience sexual assault report to campus officials, new survey shows

Not many University of Utah students — 12 percent of the nearly 32,000 who take classes there — filled out the school’s latest survey on campus safety. But of those who did, more than half said they believed there was some likelihood they would experience sexual assault or misconduct on campus or at an off-campus school event. And more than a quarter of undergraduate women indicated that they had already been sexually assaulted

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Officer Reaches Settlement in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A mid-Michigan police officer has agreed to dismiss sexual harassment claims against her department in exchange for a six-figure settlement

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Survey: LGBT students face more hostile school climates

During the past several years, LGBTQ students have experienced a more positive school climate, but they could now be facing more hostile campus environments, according to a survey commissioned by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

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Campus environment tied to sexual assault risk for LGBT people

(Reuters Health) - College students in the U.S. who say their campus is welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are less likely to be victims of sexual assaults at school, a new study suggests.

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Historically black colleges commit to more support for LGBTQ students

Leaders of a dozen Historically Black Colleges & Universities, including two in Georgia, met Wednesday with the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization to discuss steps the schools are taking to better support those students on campus.

The Association of American Universities, an “elite” higher-education trade group, has just released what’s been described as one of the largest surveys ever conducted on campus sexual assault among college students.

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