sexual harassment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Madigan names all-woman Democratic party panel amid scandal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The powerful head of the Illinois Democratic Party appointed an all-woman panel to choose its next executive director and the state’s Republican governor signed ethics legislation on Friday as lawmakers scrambled to contain a growing scandal over sexual harassment. Michael Madigan, the Democratic House speaker and party chairman, took the unusual … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Madigan names all-woman Democratic party panel amid scandal

LAS VEGAS | Breanna Stewart embracing chance to help sex abuse victims

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s been seven months since Breanna Stewart publicly revealed she was sexually abused as a child. Feedback on her essay in The Players’ Tribune has been overwhelmingly supportive, and it’s pushed her to do even more to help abuse victims. “It needs to be talked about,” Stewart told The Associated Press … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Breanna Stewart embracing chance to help sex abuse victims

WASHINGTON | Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave swift approval Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory waiting periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the Treasury for harassment settlements. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., called Thursday’s vote, done unanimously without a roll … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

License to chill: MI6 tries to shed macho James Bond image

Morgan Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior. His remarks come after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. The CNN report includes one woman who says the actor repeatedly … Continue reading License to chill: MI6 tries to shed macho James Bond image

CANNES, France | Salma Hayek after Cannes protest: Change already happening

CANNES, France (AP) — A day after joining more than 80 women protest at the Cannes Film Festival, Salma Hayek said Sunday that change for women in Hollywood already is happening. In a conversation that was part of the “Women in Motion” talk series at Cannes, Hayek said her production company is having trouble keeping … Continue reading CANNES, France | Salma Hayek after Cannes protest: Change already happening

HUD JOINS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN NATIONWIDE INITIATIVE TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING

WASHINGTON/April 16, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) – Today, as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Secretary Carson and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the nationwide rollout of an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and reporting of sexual harassment in housing. … Continue reading HUD JOINS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN NATIONWIDE INITIATIVE TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING

EEOC Sues Beavers’ Inc. / Arby’s For Sexual Harassment of Teen Workers

Atmore Arby’s Management Ignored Ongoing Sexual Harassment Despite Repeated Employee Complaints, Federal Agency Charges BIRMINGHAM, AL (STL.News) Beavers’ Inc., doing business as several Arby’s franchises in the Southeast, violated federal law when it subjected several teenaged female employees at an Atmore, Ala., Arby’s to sexual harassment at its location, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission … Continue reading EEOC Sues Beavers’ Inc. / Arby’s For Sexual Harassment of Teen Workers

Gloria Allred splits from Trump accuser, says not about case

NEW YORK /March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Attorney Gloria Allred says she’s no longer representing a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who has accused President Donald Trump of unwanted kissing and groping. Allred is famous for advocating for women who accuse powerful men of sexual harassment. She didn’t disclose a reason for her split with … Continue reading Gloria Allred splits from Trump accuser, says not about case