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State Bar of Washington Mishandles Employee’s Harassment Claim

The State Bar of Washington — the organization that oversees and regulates all lawyers in the state — received a scathing report, criticizing how it mishandled the investigation of an employee’s sexual harassment claim. Find out what ha… Read More
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David Haas Hymns Banned by Catholic Churches After Sexual Harassment Accusations

Sometimes it doesn’t take a lawsuit to get real relief as a victim of sexual harassment and sex abuse. The multiple victims of Catholic composer David Haas demonstrated that sometimes a victim’s advocate can make a big impact even when legal issu… Read More
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Sexual Harassment in Public Calls For a New Campaign: #CrimeNotCompliment

Catcalls, following, up-skirting, a “casual” brush against your body: public sexual harassment can take many forms. While New York and other states have public harassment laws baked into their criminal codes, many women and girls don’t know wha… Read More
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Changes Slow in Gaming Industry Companies Despite Growing Sexual Harassment Resignations

Sexual harassment in the video game industry has been a problem since the beginning. Gaming industry companies were also one of the first where gender discrimination bubbled into the public view in 2014’s Gamergate. But even as problems continue to… Read More
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Betsy DeVos's Title IX Rule Survives Students' Rights Lawsuit

Since shortly after taking office in 2017, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made it a priority to change the way sexual harassment was handled in public K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. When DeVos’s Title IX rules became final i… Read More
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SCOTUS Rules Federal Employment Discrimination Laws Do Not Extend to Catholic School Teachers

The United States Supreme Court handed down two decisions interpreting federal anti-discrimination laws this year. In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v Morrissey-Berru, the Supreme Court ruled that federal employment discrimination laws do not extend to… Read More
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The Invest in Child Safety and EARN IT Acts Aim to Fight Online Child Sexual Exploitation

The number of child pornography images online is growing exponentially. Addressing online child sexual exploitation has become a congressional priority. With several bills competing for representatives’ and senators’ votes, including the Invest i… Read More
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Me Too Movement Shared as Part of Political Campaign

The survivors of sexual assault often feel that their voices and their stories go unheard, prompting the recent Me Too Movement. This year one Virginia woman made her #MeToo experience the focal point of her political campaign, telling potential cons… Read More
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ABA Ethics Committee Releases Discrimination and Harassment Guidelines in New Opinion

Lawyers, specifically employment lawyers, are the ones who help employees fight back against discrimination and harassment at work. But what about when they are the victims of the behavior, or the ones doing the harassing? The American Bar Associatio… Read More
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McDonald’s Sues Former CEO Over Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Fast-food retail giant McDonald’s reported a lawsuit against their former CEO, Steve Easterbrook, over accusations of sexual harassment, violations of company policy against relationships with subordinates, and using the company email to send porno… Read More
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