YouTube: LGBT video-makers sue claiming discrimination
By Chris Fox, BBC Technology News
More Than 1 in 10 Retail Workers Have Experienced Inappropriate Sexual Touching at Work
Almost half have heard sexual, racist or homophobic language
By Olivia Petter, Independent
Illinois Joins New Jersey in Protecting Hotel (and Casino) Employees from Sexual Harassment and Violence by Requiring Employer-Provided Panic Button Devices
By Carly Baratt, The National Law Review
5 Ways Training Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment in your Restaurant
By Andrew Rawson, Traliant co-founder and chief learning officer
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training and Other Sweeping #MeToo Protections to Take Effect in Illinois
By Julie Furer Stahr and Kyle J. Jacob, The National Law Review
8 Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies for Nurses
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends healthcare professionals following these eight practices to protect themselves.
What Does It Take to Certify That a Company Takes Harassment Seriously?
By Emily Hinchliffe, Fortune
Your Business Can’t Afford To Ignore The Risks Of Workplace Violence Any Longer
By Ivy Walker, ForbesWomen
ILO: New Treaty to Protect Workers from Violence, Harassment
Governments Should Ratify to Ensure Safer World of Work
Why do employers keep providing the same ineffective sexual harassment training?
By Rebecca Grant, Quartz at Work
From Inclusion to Support: How to Build a Better Workplace
At the New Rules Summit, hosted by The New York Times, participants working in groups proposed changes to create equitable environments in the workplace. Here are the topics, quotations from group leaders and takeaways.
A Year in Review: How Have Workplaces Responded to #MeToo?
As individuals committed to advancing the safety, well-being, and economic security for survivors of gender-based violence, 2018 was a roller coaster ride filled with highs and lows. From accountability for perpetrators of workplace sexual harassment, to survivors finally being heard and believed, there was much to celebrate. But at the same time, we also witnessed failures by employers to meaningfully respond to the momentum of the #MeToo movement.
Solutions Spotlight: One Year Later: TIMES UP
In January, the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) will turn one-year-old. During the past year, LDF created the first-ever network of attorneys combating workplace sexual harassment and related retaliation.
FROM #METOO TO #HOWIWILLCHANGE, MEN CAN PREVENT ABUSE
If someone asked me #HowIWillChange when I first joined FUTURES and the movement to end gender-based violence, I would have responded “I don’t need to change. I’m a black and gay civil rights attorney. I know something about oppression and violence.”
What Does A Typical Sexual Harasser Look Like? We Don’t Know.
Like clockwork, as one workplace sexual harassment scandal fades from the news, another story emerges to take its place. The contours are generally the same: a powerful man, whether it’s at Uber, at Fox News or in Hollywood, sexually harasses his colleagues for decades and faces no real repercussions until his behavior makes the headlines.
Sexual harassment and the protection gap for Chicago’s low-wage workers
Regardless of where we end up, most of us enter the workforce through low-wage service jobs. They are a critical acculturation experience that shape employees' expectations of acceptable behavior throughout their working lives. The Chicago-based Coalition Against Workplace Sexual Violence, which I co-founded, just released a report detailing low-wage workers' experiences of sexual violence and the inadequacies of existing responses to address it.
University of Iowa Survey Finds That Even Relatively Well-Prepared Businesses Aren’t Very Well-Prepared for Workplace Violence
A survey from the University of Iowa shows that many companies have significant gaps in how they prepare for the potential for workplace violence, even though more businesses are taking the possibility for such a threat seriously.
A millionaire, a hotel maid and an arrest after the inauguration for sex abuse
John Joseph Boswell, the chief executive of a barrel manufacturing company, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual abuse for groping a maid at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
Fox Ousts Bill O’Reilly, But Will Its Workplace Culture Change?
But over time, court rulings prompted businesses to affirmatively respond to sexual harassment in the workplace. Many companies established anti-harassment policies with complaint procedures, and some trained employees, supervisors and management on what constituted inappropriate behavior. I was an employment attorney, specializing in harassment, discrimination and workplace safety. Even with my expertise, and with an anti-harassment policy in place, I was subjected to sexual harassment by a client and then encouraged to participate in the “harmless flirting” in order to keep the client happy.
What I experienced was not the exception – it was the norm.
San Bernardino killing is the latest in a pattern of violence towards women in the workplace
After signing in at the front office, Cedric Anderson, 53, was supposed to drop something off Monday morning for his wife, Karen Elaine Smith, 53, a teacher at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, Calif. Instead, he walked into Smith’s special needs classroom, opened fire and killed her, a student and then himself.