Workplace culture

This April 2018 photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Katia Hills and her son. Plaintiffs Cynthia Allen and Hills filed a federal court lawsuit Monday, May 14, 2018, accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. (Susan Hills/American Civil Liberties Union via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Represented by high-powered lawyers, two women filed a federal court lawsuit Monday accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. The women allege that AT&T Mobility's attendance policy...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2016, file photo, Matt Lauer, co-host of the NBC "Today" television program, appears on set in Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. NBC has concluded in an internal investigation ordered after Lauer's firing that it does not believe there is a culture of sexual harassment in its news division. The network says that more needs to be done to ensure employees know how to report complaints about misconduct and not fear retaliation. To that end, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said Wednesday, May 9, 2018, that he's creating a way for employees to make such complaints to a figure outside the company. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's internal investigation following Matt Lauer's firing says it doesn't believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the news division and that current news executives weren't aware of the former "Today" show anchor's behavior until the complaint that doomed him...
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Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen stock company, poses for the media prior to the shareholders' meeting in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 03, 2018 - 6:37 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's new CEO, Herbert Diess, has vowed to build a more ethical culture after the company's diesel emissions scandal and outlined a new structure aimed at streamlining decision-making at the sprawling company. Diess said Thursday at the shareholder meeting that...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo shows Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon at a news conference in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills and Sabres president Russ Brandon is leaving his post in a major shake-up made by the teams' owners, Terry and Kim Pegula. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
May 01, 2018 - 11:19 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Russ Brandon abruptly resigned his dual role as president of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres after being confronted by the teams' owners regarding an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female employee, two people with direct knowledge of the...
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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, center, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, walks down a stairwell to avoid reporters and cameras as he leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 24, 2018 - 10:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A White House official says President Donald Trump is urging his nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, Dr. Ronny Jackson, to keep fighting to win...
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Sandra Thompson, a golfer and member of a group of local women known as Sisters in the Fairway, addresses a reporter's question during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday April 24, 2018 in York, Pa. Officials at the Grandview Golf Club in York called police on the group Saturday, accusing them of playing too slowly and holding up others behind them. On Sunday club co-owner JJ Chronister told the York Daily Record she called the women personally to "sincerely apologize." (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 24, 2018 - 5:15 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Black people have long complained about getting pulled over by police for "driving while black," or being eyed suspiciously by store security guards for "shopping while black." Now a group of women says it got into trouble for golfing while black. Officials at the Grandview Golf...
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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 24, 2018 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that his pick for Veterans Affairs secretary might want to withdraw after the emergence of allegations about inappropriate workplace behavior, including over-prescribing prescription drugs and drinking on the job. Trump said he would stand...
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March 06, 2018 - 4:53 pm
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — An 8-year-old boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl's injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover and returned to work, leaving the children alone again, a prosecutor said. Alyssa Edwards,...
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Tessa Thompson arrives at the 11th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
March 02, 2018 - 12:11 am
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The organizers of Time's Up say the movement to eradicate discrimination in the workplace will have a presence at Sunday's Oscar show, but has no plans for a red-carpet dress code. Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, actresses Laura Dern and Tessa Thompson, producer Katie...
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February 28, 2018 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Marine Corps suspended a top adviser accused of creating a "hostile work environment," officials said Wednesday. Gen. Robert Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, said in a written statement that he took action against Brig. Gen. Norman L. Cooling pending the...
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