Workplace culture

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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February 21, 2018 - 1:28 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, California state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, announces that he will take a month-long leave of absence while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him are completed in Sacramento, Calif. When lawmakers return from the President's Day weekend, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2018, they will learn whether the investigation cleared Mendoza or sets him up for possible expulsion. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)
February 20, 2018 - 8:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with, including four subordinates, according to an independent investigation released Tuesday. The investigation, which was conducted by outside lawyers at...
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January 09, 2018 - 3:39 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish film executive who co-founded a company with director Lars von Trier has been cleared of sexual harassment and will return to work "within weeks." Peter Aalbaek Jensen, who stepped down as Zentropa's CEO in 2016 but has remained an employee, was accused in...
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Gladys Fuentes, right, one of five female kitchen workers in Boston speaks about her experiences while detailing a sexual harassment lawsuit the women are filing against McCormick & Schmick's, a national restaurant chain featuring seafood and steaks Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Boston. The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, a Boston-based nonprofit representing the women, says the lawsuit alleges a workplace filled with "lewd behavior, sexually inappropriate comments and unwanted touching." Also pictured are plaintiff Marta Romeno (left to right), attorney and interpreter Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, plaintiff Fabiana Santos, attorney's Rachel Smith (back row left to right) and Sophia Hall. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
December 12, 2017 - 7:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Female kitchen workers at the McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant in downtown Boston were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments from male supervisors and co-workers, and their complaints to the company were routinely ignored, five women said in a lawsuit filed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, Democratic New Mexico state Sen. Michael Padilla stands at the New Mexico state capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Padilla withdrew his name as a candidate for lieutenant governor on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, while continuing to deny decade-old allegations of sexual harassment at a prior job. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
December 04, 2017 - 9:58 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A rising figure in the Democratic Party has dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor in New Mexico, amid renewed concerns about decade-old complaints of sexual harassment at a previous job. Democratic New Mexico state Sen. Michael Padilla withdrew his name Monday as a...
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December 02, 2017 - 5:51 pm
The technology publication Recode is reporting that Visa fired a high-profile executive for behavior that "violated" the credit card company's policy. Recode reported that Jim McCarthy's departure was announced in an internal memo Friday. As executive vice president of innovation and strategic...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush poses with his 'Berlinale Camera Award' wich he received prior to the screening of the film 'Final Portrait' at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. The Sydney Theatre Company says it received a complaint of “inappropriate behavior” against Rush, an allegation lawyers for the Oscar winner denied. The company wasn’t disclosing details of the behavior alleged to have occurred while the 66-year-old Australian actor was an employee. Media reports say the allegation dated from the theater’s production of “King Lear,” about two years ago. His lawyers deny Rush was involved in inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
November 30, 2017 - 8:41 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Sydney Theatre Company says it received a complaint of "inappropriate behavior" against Geoffrey Rush, an allegation lawyers for the Oscar winner denied. The company was not disclosing details of the behavior alleged to have occurred while the 66-year-old Australian...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013, file photo, Matt Lauer arrives at an event in New York. NBC News announced Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, that Lauer was fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior." (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)
November 29, 2017 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on NBC News' firing of longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer for "inappropriate sexual behavior" (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Natalie Morales says was shocked when she woke up Wednesday to learn that her former "Today" show co-anchor Matt Lauer had been fired. She says...
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November 29, 2017 - 6:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is responding to the termination of "Today" show host Matt Lauer, saying executives at NBC and Comcast should be "fired for putting out so much Fake News." On Twitter Wednesday, Trump says "Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual...
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