Sexual Harassment. Legal news and articles for January 30 - 31, 2012

LA Fire Department settles firefighter's harassment caseCOMMENT: A gnawing gap —Durdana NajamFormer CFO claims health center fired her for reporting harassmentFormer Employee Claims She Was Fired For Complaining About Fraud, Sexual ...Car dealership accused of male sexual harassment ordered not to retaliateActivists: MPs need lessons on sexual harassmentVELAZQUEZ v. CITY OF NEW YORKCouncil told to pay R1.3m for sexual harassmentCommission seeks public input into alleged RCMP harassmentHarrassment shouldn't be brushed offAccell Security Saves Law Firm by Getting $1 Million Sexual Harassment Lawsuit ...Israeli prime minister's aide on leave amid harassment probeYale Harassment Controversy Rekindled by QB AccusationsBeirut-based NGO opens sexual harassment support lineAlleged victim in sexual harassment claim against former Brigantine police ...

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HP chief's liaisons with woman ended in Boise, letter says
The Idaho StatesmanJanuary 2, 2012

“The truth is, there never was any sexual harassment, which HP's investigation confirmed, and there never was any sexual relationship, which Ms. Fisher has confirmed,” Wintersheimer said in a statement. Both Allred and Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard ...more »

Oak Park's traffic court chief accused of sexual harassment
Oak Park LeavesJanuary 5, 2012

By BILL DWYER wdwyer@pioneerlocal.com January 3, 2012 5:58PM Oak Park and its traffic court manager are being sued for sexual harassment by two former village employees. The civil lawsuit filed Dec. 5 alleges that Robert Anderson, ...more »

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LA Fire Department settles firefighter's harassment case
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 31, 2012

Anthony Almeida, a firefighter and engineer with the department, filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2007, alleging that he was continually harassed by fellow firefighters at his station.more »

COMMENT: A gnawing gap —Durdana Najam
Pakistan Daily TimesJanuary 31, 2012

Only recently a law against sexual harassment has been promulgated by parliament to protect women in the working environment. The law, however, does not cover the informal sector that happens to be the largest employer of women in Pakistan On its 50th ...more »

Former CFO claims health center fired her for reporting harassment
Post-TribuneJanuary 31, 2012

The former chief financial officer for the East Chicago Community Health Center is suing the not-for-profit, claiming she was fired in retaliation for reporting the sexual harassment of CEO Dwayne Mitchell. Tiffany Robertson, who filed the lawsuit ...more »

Former Employee Claims She Was Fired For Complaining About Fraud, Sexual ...
CBS LocalJanuary 31, 2012

... for complaining about sexual harassment and fraud by the property manager. Karen Waldron filed her lawsuit against Church Estate Vineyards and Robert Haggstrom Monday in Los Angeles Superior court. She alleges breach of contract, sexual battery, ...more »

Car dealership accused of male sexual harassment ordered not to retaliate
Business InsuranceJanuary 31, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—The injunction against a car dealership forbidding it from retaliating against male employees who allege they were sexually harassed—and who, the judge found in the case of one former employee, received death threats—is extremely ...more »

Activists: MPs need lessons on sexual harassment
The Daily StarJanuary 31, 2012

BEIRUT: Women's rights activists said Tuesday that MPs tasked with drafting a law to protect women from domestic violence themselves require lessons about sexual harassment. This comes after a media report alleged misogynistic behavior toward female ...more »

VELAZQUEZ v. CITY OF NEW YORK
Leagle.comJanuary 31, 2012

... hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and retaliation, all in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC § 2000e et seq., New York State Executive Law § 296, and New York City Human Rights Law § 8-107; municipal liability ...more »

Council told to pay R1.3m for sexual harassment
SowetanJanuary 31, 2012

In 2010 the Pretoria High Court ordered the municipality to pay its former clerk, Mahlangu-Mathibela, after she was sexually harassed by former municipal manager George Mthimunye. But the current municipal manager, Jacob Mabena, yesterday told Sowetan ...more »

Commission seeks public input into alleged RCMP harassment
Canada.comJanuary 30, 2012

By Douglas Quan, Postmedia News January 30, 2012 4:17 PM RCMP Cpl. Catherine Galliford, once the public face of the missing women and Air India investigations, sparked an outcry among her colleagues after she filed an internal RCMP complaint of sexual ...more »

Harrassment shouldn't be brushed off
New Zealand HeraldJanuary 30, 2012

By Shelley Bridgeman Sexual harrassment has become such a part of the scenery that we often fail to acknowledge it. Photo / Thinkstock In mid-January I was striding along a road in rural Hawke's Bay on my 4.4km power walk, with a car museum to my right ...more »

Accell Security Saves Law Firm by Getting $1 Million Sexual Harassment Lawsuit ...
SBWire (press release)January 30, 2012

A law firm recently found they were not exempt from experiencing the same issues with sexual harassment allegations that other firms do. Due to the allegations and the pending civil suit pending against them to the tune of $1 Million, they turned to ...more »

Israeli prime minister's aide on leave amid harassment probe
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 30, 2012

At least 40% of Israeli women have been sexually harassed in their place of work, two-thirds of them more than once, according to a survey by the Industry and Trade Ministry. Israeli law obliges employers to investigate any report of workplace ...more »

Yale Harassment Controversy Rekindled by QB Accusations
BloombergJanuary 30, 2012

Yale University is once again in the spotlight after a controversy over its quarterback went from a feel-good story about college sports to an embarrassment, tarnishing the campus newspaper and reawakening accusations that sexual harassment goes ...more »

Beirut-based NGO opens sexual harassment support line
The Daily StarJanuary 30, 2012

BEIRUT: Those who have experienced sexual harassment now have a support line to call to get moral support, as well as medical and legal referrals. The Sexual Harassment Support Line in Lebanon, which opened in December, started publicizing their ...more »

Alleged victim in sexual harassment claim against former Brigantine police ...
Press of Atlantic CityJanuary 30, 2012

Colleen Felix, alleged victim of sexual harassment by former Brigantine Police Chief Jim Frugoli, claims the former city manager violated a confidentiality clause by speaking to media - and now she's suing the city for damages relating to the ...more »

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