Tag: Workplace Hazards and Violations

The Most Watched Show at the Office? Sexual Harassment Training Videos

Troy Dillinger was having a good month. A working actor in Los Angeles, he played in June a lawyer in a Lifetime movie, a coach in a public service announcement about opioids, and a judge in Cardi B’s video “Press.” He also slid into his best creepy smirk and sexually harassed an underling in a […]

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Salon Accused of Bias Will Be Taught to Style Black Hair

A luxury Upper East Side hair salon accused of telling black workers that Afros and box braids did not fit the area’s upscale image will train employees to work with black hair and help advance the careers of stylists who are not white, city officials said Tuesday. The salon, Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger, […]

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McDonald’s Lawsuit Targets ‘Pervasive’ Culture of Sexual Harassment

A former McDonald’s employee who says she was assaulted by a manager at a Michigan store who grabbed her breasts and buttocks is suing the chain, blaming her mistreatment on what she called a culture of sexual harassment. The suit, filed on Tuesday, comes as hundreds of McDonald’s employees in Michigan are planning to go […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Worker Dies and 10 Go to Hospital After Chemical Incident

One Buffalo Wild Wings employee died and 10 workers and patrons were sickened after being exposed to a cleaning agent at a Massachusetts location on Thursday evening, the authorities said. The fire department in Burlington, about 12 miles northwest of Boston, responded to calls at the restaurant and found a man outside being treated by […]

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‘Because of Sex’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In 2013, Aimee Stephens watched her boss read a carefully worded letter. “I have felt imprisoned in a body that does not match my mind. And this has caused me great despair and loneliness,” she had […]

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What Should I Do About My Awful, Sexist Boss?

I just finished a big project working under a male manager with whom I don’t get along. (I’m a woman in my 20s, and he’s significantly older.) We work in teams and our members spend a lot of time together — working, traveling, socializing. People who haven’t worked with this manager see him as charismatic […]

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McDonald’s C.E.O. Fired Over a Relationship That’s Becoming Taboo

The #MeToo era has brought new scrutiny to a wide range of workplace misconduct — from discrimination to sexual harassment to assault — that was ignored, tolerated or even covered up in some corners of corporate America. Now, the abrupt firing of McDonald’s chief executive, Steve Easterbrook, over the weekend highlights how even consensual relationships […]

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McDonald’s Fires C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook After Relationship With Employee

Steve Easterbrook has been fired as chief executive of McDonald’s, the fast-food chain announced on Sunday, after he engaged in a consensual relationship with an employee that violated company policy. In a statement announcing the firing, McDonald’s said the company’s board had determined that Mr. Easterbrook had “demonstrated poor judgment.” Mr. Easterbrook, who became the […]

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McDonald’s Fires C.E.O. After Relationship With Employee

Steve Easterbrook has been fired from his role as chief executive of McDonald’s, the fast-food chain announced on Sunday, after he engaged in a consensual relationship with an employee that violated company policy. In a statement announcing the firing, McDonald’s said the company’s board had determined that Mr. Easterbrook had “demonstrated poor judgment.” “I engaged […]

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In the Amazon, Fires Steal Breath, but Smoke Smells of Money

ALTAMIRA, Brazil — With thousands of intentionally set fires raging across its enormous expanse, Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has been a smoky mess in recent weeks: Roads and airports enveloped by a soupy fog. Local governments declaring emergencies and advising people to stay indoors. Many coughing and spitting, their lungs clogged with irritating particles of dust. […]

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New Threats Put Wildfire Fighters’ Health on the Line

[Sign up for our daily newsletter about news from California here.] SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As fires spread across Northern California last year, Capt. Matt Alba and Strike Team 2253A found themselves wading through a smoldering jungle of plastic and metal in search of bodies. As they worked through charred auto shops and trailers, Mr. […]

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Why New York Can’t Pick Up Its Trash

How bad is New York’s trash nightmare? So bad that, back in 2013, officials frantic to subdue the growing rat population attempted to slip the rodents birth control. But without a little seasoning, they wouldn’t touch it. Raised on New Yorkers’ rich and putrefying leavings, the rats knew they had more delectable options available to […]

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Jury Awards Gay Police Sergeant $20 Million in Discrimination Case

A jury in St. Louis has awarded a gay police sergeant nearly $20 million in a discrimination case involving claims that the department failed to promote him based on sex stereotyping and retaliated against him for filing a lawsuit. The sergeant, Keith Wildhaber, 47, said that he was told to “tone down” his sexuality while […]

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Pilots Watched Video Feed of Lavatory From Cockpit, Flight Attendant Says

When a Southwest Airlines flight attendant entered the cockpit during a flight and saw an iPad showing what appeared to be live footage from the plane’s lavatory, one of the pilots assured her it was a “top secret security measure,” according to court documents. Now, the airline denies there was ever a camera at all. […]

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Amazon’s First Fully Automated Factory Is Anything But

Editors’ note: This is part of the Op-Eds From the Future series, in which science fiction authors, futurists, philosophers and scientists write Op-Eds that they imagine we might read 10, 50 or even 200 years from now. The challenges they predict are imaginary — for now — but their arguments illuminate the urgent questions of […]

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Matthew Shepard’s Parents Assail Trump Administration on Gay Rights

WASHINGTON — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder led to the passage of a groundbreaking federal law that expanded the definition of violent federal hate crimes, harshly criticized the Trump administration’s record on civil rights in a letter read aloud in their absence during a Justice Department ceremony on Wednesday. […]

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How Unpredictable Work Hours Turn Families Upside Down

Unpredictable schedules can be brutal for hourly workers, upending their lives. New research shows that African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities — particularly women — are much more likely to be assigned irregular schedules, and that the harmful repercussions are felt not just by the workers but also their families. The findings come from continuing surveys […]

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NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book

NBC News pushed back against the investigative journalist Ronan Farrow on Monday, denying his allegations that the network tried to conceal complaints about the former “Today” host Matt Lauer and obstruct Mr. Farrow’s reporting into the film mogul Harvey Weinstein. “We have no secrets and nothing to hide,” the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim, wrote […]

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Hurricane Chasers: An Immigrant Work Force on the Trail of Extreme Weather

CALLAWAY, Fla. — They arrived by the hundreds last year after Hurricane Michael sliced through the Florida Panhandle, packing 160-mile-per-hour winds that snapped pine trees in half, mangled steel posts, ripped off roofs and upended people’s lives. Without electricity, potable water or reliable accommodation, a rapid-response labor force got to work carting away the wreckage. […]

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