Tag: sexual harassment

Zomato Draws Praise for Introducing Period Leave for Employees

How many days a month have you missed work or requested a day off for stomach pains and cramps because of menstruation? This is the question one of India’s largest food-delivery firms, Zomato, put to its 4,000 employees, 35 percent of whom are women, in announcing a new paid period leave policy for employees on […]

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Catholic Churches Drop Hymns After Accusations Against Composer

Several Roman Catholic archdioceses have banned a well-known liturgical composer from performing in their churches and many others have stopped playing his music after dozens of women accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment over more than 40 years. The allegations against the composer, David Haas, 63, include harassment and cyberstalking, lewd propositions, forced kissing […]

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A Professor Was a Twitter Hoax

An anonymous anthropology professor remained outspoken about fairness in academia even as she suffered for months with coronavirus. “This person was a scientist who got Covid because they’d been forced to teach,” said Michael Eisen, a fly geneticist at the University of California, Berkeley, who had interacted on Twitter with the professor for years. “It […]

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Why Anita Sarkeesian started the Game and Online Harassment Hotline

The video game industry exploded this summer with the #MeToo movement and allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. It added another layer of hardship on a year with Black Lives Matter protests and the pandemic, and it caused a lot of stress for both game developers and gamers. That’s one reason for the urgency behind […]

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A #MeToo Moment in the Military

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher The remains of Vanessa Guillen, an Army specialist, were discovered last month about 25 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas. She was the victim, officials said, of a fellow soldier. Now her death has attracted the […]

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Ashley Judd Can Sue Harvey Weinstein for Sexual Harassment, Court Rules

The actress Ashley Judd can proceed with a sexual harassment claim as part of a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul imprisoned for sex crimes and a focus of the #MeToo movement, an appeals court ruled on Wednesday. A three-judge panel of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, Calif., […]

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Accusation’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher When the university told one woman about the sexual-harassment complaints against her wife, they knew they weren’t true. But they had no idea how strange the truth really was. This story was recorded by Audm. To hear […]

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A.O.C. and the Daughter Defense

Brett Kavanaugh invoked it. Mitch McConnell used it too. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have each talked about it, and this week, Representative Ted Yoho joined their ranks: he, too, is now a member of the having-a-daughter-makes-me-an-ally-to-women — or at the very least, should-excuse-my-bad-behavior — club. “Having been married for 45 years with two daughters, […]

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Black Firefighters in North Carolina Protest Systemic Racism, Demand Fire Chief Resign

Photo: TFoxFoto (Shutterstock) OMNIBUS, an organization of Black firefighters in Winston-Salem, N.C., is fighting to change decades of institutional racism within their fire department. Advertisement Fox 8 reports that the group, along with representatives from Emancipate NC, Hate Out of Winston and several other organizations, gathered outside of station 1 in Winston-Salem to demand that […]

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Two Women Sue Fox News, Claiming Misconduct by Ed Henry and Others

Fox News fired Ed Henry, one of the network’s most prominent anchors, this month after the network investigated a former employee’s accusation of sexual misconduct against him. On Monday, the former employee sued Mr. Henry and Fox News, describing a history of workplace harassment and a relationship with the anchor that she said included violent […]

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Cathy Areu and Jennifer Eckhart Sue Fox News and Hosts, Claiming Misconduct

Fox News fired Ed Henry, one of the network’s most prominent anchors, this month after the network investigated a former employee’s accusation of sexual misconduct against him. On Monday, the former employee sued Mr. Henry and Fox News, describing a history of workplace harassment and a relationship with the anchor that she said included violent […]

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More Resignations, but No Sign Yet of a Change in Gaming Culture

First, a popular esports tournament was canceled. Next, top gaming studio executives stepped down. Then, a prominent talent management agency for video game streamers laid off its employees and closed. The stream of reports of sexual harassment and assault in the gaming industry that began in June has continued unabated, as more women — and […]

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Washington N.F.L. Harassment Report Shocked Many, but Not Women

After news broke Thursday that there were accusations of rampant sexual harassment within the Washington N.F.L. franchise, several colleagues at women’s organizations hopped on their group chat. None of them were surprised that The Washington Post reported that 15 women brought harassment claims against male co-workers. Some members of the group chat had previously counseled […]

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15 Women Accuse Former Employees of Washington’s NFL Team of Sexual Misconduct, Verbal Abuse

Photo: Doug Pensinger (Getty Images) Oh boy. For the past week, there have been rumblings about a bombshell report coming out that would expose the rotten underbelly of Washington’s NFL team, and on Thursday we finally found out what it was. Advertisement The Washington Post reports that 15 former employees of Washington’s NFL team, all […]

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Seoul Will Investigate #MeToo Accusations Against Dead Mayor

SEOUL, South Korea — Seoul City Hall officials said on Wednesday that they would create a joint fact-finding team with women’s groups and legal and human rights experts to investigate accusations that Mayor Park Won-soon had sexually abused a secretary for four years. The team’s members ​will ​have no power to subpoena or indict those […]

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Judge Upends Harvey Weinstein Settlement, Questioning Its Approach

A federal judge on Tuesday upended a $25 million proposed civil settlement between Harvey Weinstein, his former film company, and dozens of women who have accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct. In a contentious Tuesday morning hearing, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York denied a motion for preliminary approval of […]

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Seoul Mayor’s Secretary Speaks Out About Alleged Abuse

SEOUL, South Korea — The secretary to one of the most powerful political figures in South Korea, Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul, described suffering years of abuse and sexual harassment at his hands, calling in her first public statement on Monday for a world where women can be treated “like humans.” The statement was released […]

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Donald Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Crisis Playbook

Donald J. Trump, down and unwilling to get out, saw only one way back up: Go lower. Two days had passed since the signal humiliation of his political life — the publication of audio in which Mr. Trump boasted about forcing himself on women — and the candidate was desperate to redirect the conversation. The […]

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Ubisoft cleans house with multiple departures due to misconduct investigations

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. After a few weeks of turmoil related to sexual harassment allegations at the French video game publisher, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced a number of departures in the company’s executive ranks related to misconduct investigations. Ubisoft said these personnel changes are […]

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