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Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Former CCO Files Whistleblower Retaliation Lawsuit Against National Holdings Corp

A former Chief Compliance Officer for National Holdings Corp. claims she was fired after 16 years of working for the brokerage firm after she began investigating allegations of insider trading against executives, including Chairman and CEO Michael Mullen. The lawsuit names a total of 12 defendants plus a pair of businesses owned and operated by […]

O’Reilly Auto Sued by EEOC Over Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Incidents

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit against O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc. (DBA O’Reilly Auto Parts), alleging the company routinely subjected female employees at a store in Orlando to sexual harassment and that it retaliated against one of the employees who spoke up, forcing her to quit. The lawsuit alleges a […]

Organized Walkouts at Google Protest Company’s Retaliation Against Sexual Harassment Whistleblowers

Google has been the subject of national criticism recently in the wake of allegations of retaliation against employees who protested the way it handles sexual harassment claims. On May 1, which is International Workers’ Day, employees in Google offices globally participated in organized walkouts to protest the alleged retaliation on a large scale. Similar walkouts […]

How the #MeToo Movement Has Started to Affect Legal Cases

The #MeToo movement gained such tremendous momentum in the second half of 2018 that its members were named the TIME People of the Year. Not only has the movement had a significant social and cultural impact and brought some important discussions about sexual harassment and assault to the forefront, but it has also begun to […]

NYC Council Passes New Law Aimed at Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The New York City Council recently passed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, a series of bills with the goal of addressing and preventing sexual harassment in work environments. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the act into law. The act amends the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) and the New York City […]

Psychological Study Highlights Why Sexual Harassment Victims Often Don’t Speak Up Immediately

One of the most common methods used to undermine victims of sexual harassment or assault is to criticize the amount of time they waited before reporting the incident. The insinuation is that because the victim didn’t speak up right away, either the situation couldn’t have been “that bad,” or the victim suddenly has something to […]

Tips for Creating a Company Culture that Discourages Sexual Harassment

The last year has seen countless powerful media and entertainment figures fall out of the limelight because of sexual harassment allegations. The #metoo conversation has made it necessary for employers to consider what they are doing internally to instill a company culture that discourages sexual harassment. Below are some of the ways organizations can create […]

Banning NDAs in Sexual Harassment Cases Could Harm Women

Throughout 2017, we saw victims of sexual harassment become more empowered than ever before to come forward and tell their stories. But while many Americans begin to speak out and share their experiences, many more are legally prevented from doing so. In most of these cases, the victims (who are, by and large, women) agree […]

Sexual Harassment Not Just Problematic for Rich and Famous

Over the past several months, we have seen high-powered, A-list celebrities and public officials toppled by allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Many of these cases involved powerful men taking advantage of their positions to harass and assault subordinates, while being insulated from any repercussions due to their status. But it’s not just Hollywood and […]

Social Security Office Employee Files Complaint with Senate Committee

An openly gay employee of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Orland Park, Illinois, has filed a whistleblower complaint against the agency, stating that his superiors and colleagues created a hostile work environment due to his sexual orientation. ODAR is a division of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Donald C. Terry, Jr., […]


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