Sexual harassment

FeganScott Announces Investigation Involving Ex-McDonald’s CEO’s Sexual Relationships with Employees

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:31pm

Today, FeganScott, a national law firm dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse and employment litigation announced that it has begun an investigation involving claims that Steve Easterbrook, the former CEO of McDonalds, allegedly had sexual relationships with employees in the year before his termination, likely violating the companys policies and creating an unsafe work environment.

Key Points: 
  • Today, FeganScott, a national law firm dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse and employment litigation announced that it has begun an investigation involving claims that Steve Easterbrook, the former CEO of McDonalds, allegedly had sexual relationships with employees in the year before his termination, likely violating the companys policies and creating an unsafe work environment.
  • Employees deserve a safe work environment without the threat of sexual harassment from a CEO trying to exploit a power dynamic, said Elizabeth Fegan, partner and managing member at FeganScott.
  • FeganScott is a national class action law firm dedicated to helping victims of consumer fraud, sexual abuse, and discrimination.
  • FeganScott is committed to pursuing successful outcomes with integrity and excellence while holding the responsible parties accountable.

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Adds Additional Plaintiff and Class Representative to $100 Million Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Class Action Against Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 3:12pm

The Amended Complaint adds Jessica Cheatham, a former Schlumberger employee who worked on oil rigs in various states, as a Plaintiff and Class Representative.

Key Points: 
  • The Amended Complaint adds Jessica Cheatham, a former Schlumberger employee who worked on oil rigs in various states, as a Plaintiff and Class Representative.
  • Despite being employed by Schlumberger at different times and often different locations, the discrimination they experienced is consistent and common, said Michael Palmer.
  • In amending the complaint to add Ms. Cheatham, Plaintiffs chronicle the gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation that Ms. Cheatham, like Ms. Saidman, endured throughout her employment at Schlumberger.
  • Ms. Cheatham alleges that she reported sexual harassment and gender discrimination to Schlumberger on multiple occasions, but her complaints were either discounted or ignored entirely.

Updated Guide to the New Title IX Regulations Taking Effect August 14th, 2020 is Published by Duffy Law

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 1:10pm

The Guide addresses the new regulations going into effect on August 14, 2020.

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  • The Guide addresses the new regulations going into effect on August 14, 2020.
  • Known as the "Final Rule," these U.S. Department of Education regulations significantly change the way colleges and universities are required to handle sexual harassment and sexual misconduct cases under Title IX.
  • The 20-page Guide covers all phases of the common disciplinary process including investigations, hearings, findings, sanctions, and appeals.
  • She filed a Title IX action against the University of Connecticut as an undergraduate in 1978 to compel the funding of a women's varsity soccer team.

The Top Three Learning, Development, and Training Activities in Which HR Is Most Involved Are Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Antidiscrimination Training, and Onboarding, Says XpertHR Survey

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:38pm

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The three learning, development, and training activities in which HR staff are most involved are sexual harassment prevention training, antidiscrimination training, and new hire onboarding, according to 325 US employers responding to XpertHR's 2020 Survey on Learning, Development, and Training.

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  • NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The three learning, development, and training activities in which HR staff are most involved are sexual harassment prevention training, antidiscrimination training, and new hire onboarding, according to 325 US employers responding to XpertHR's 2020 Survey on Learning, Development, and Training.
  • The survey asked about 10 learning, development, and training activities, and found that nearly three-fifths (57%) of surveyed organizations delegate sole responsibility to HR for sexual harassment prevention training, followed by 53% for antidiscrimination training, and 48% for new hire onboarding.
  • Additionally, the results show that employers prefer to keep learning, development, and training activities in-house, as few respondents noted they outsource any given activity.
  • XpertHR's 2020 Survey on Learning, Development, and Training was conducted from June 2, 2020, to June 26, 2020, and published on July 24, 2020.

Hotel Panic Button Laws Are Being Extended, Can Hotels Afford Not To Have Them?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The pandemic has caused many hotels to close leading to revenue losses, making compliance difficult for smaller hotels.

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  • The pandemic has caused many hotels to close leading to revenue losses, making compliance difficult for smaller hotels.
  • The deadline for the sexual harassment compliance did not change but the panic button deadline was extended to March 1, 2021.
  • Bunker360, a provider for staff panic buttons, has started offering their Bunker360 Panic Button Solution with no money up front.
  • Hotels can now implement panic button systems to comply with laws and provide safer working environments immediately thanks to the new payment options.

BBB's Give.org Study: Nearly 1 in 4 Donors Stop Giving After Learning of Sexual Harassment

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 6:26pm

The standards-based, charity-evaluation group today released theGive.org Special Report: Sexual Harassment and the Charitable Sector.

Key Points: 
  • The standards-based, charity-evaluation group today released theGive.org Special Report: Sexual Harassment and the Charitable Sector.
  • The report, a survey of more than 2,100 adults in the United States and more than 1,000 adults in Canada, explores how allegations of sexual harassment at a charity can strain the relationship between donors and charities.
  • They must be prepared to react in a timely and appropriate fashion, and openly communicate with their donors about the issues and any implemented solutions."
  • 22% of U.S. donors and 30% of Canadian donors who learned about sexual harassment at a specific charity say they no longer contribute to that organization, and another 17% (16% in Canada) report reductions in their support.

New Course from ChildCare Education Institute on Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 8:00am

Duluth, GA, July 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce PROF107: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace to the online child care training course catalog .

Key Points: 
  • Duluth, GA, July 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce PROF107: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace to the online child care training course catalog .
  • Many things that previously may have been considered commonplace or acceptable are now understood to be inappropriate and a violation of policies against workplace sexual harassment.
  • While sexual harassment has two categories under the law, there are five types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment.
  • PROF107: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is a one-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion.

Weinstein Survivors Secure $18.875 Million Settlement in Civil Case Led by FeganScott LLP and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:56am

The women who brought this case ignited a movement and changed public discourse regarding sexual harassment and abuse.

Key Points: 
  • The women who brought this case ignited a movement and changed public discourse regarding sexual harassment and abuse.
  • Additionally, the court dismissed TWCs former representatives from the suit, significantly reducing the amount available for the settlement.
  • Absent the settlement, any sexual misconduct claims against TWC would be compensated only after secured creditors were paid in full.
  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a national plaintiffs class-action law firm with nine offices across the country helping survivors of various kinds of fraud, negligence, abuse and sexual harassment pursue their legal rights.

Traliant Is Now An Approved Provider of Sexual Harassment Training for Illinois Licensed Professionals with Continuing Education Requirements

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 8:00pm

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training and diversity training, today announced it is an approved sponsor of continuing education (CE) for all licensed professionals regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Key Points: 
  • MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training and diversity training, today announced it is an approved sponsor of continuing education (CE) for all licensed professionals regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
  • Traliant's new course, Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: IL IDFPR CEC Edition, fulfills the prerequisite that every Illinois licensed professional with CE requirements complete one hour of sexual harassment prevention training annually to maintain their license.
  • "We are delighted that Traliant's sexual harassment training has been recognized and approved by the IDFPR for thousands of individuals and organizations licensed in Illinois," said Mike Pallatta, Traliant CEO and Co-Founder.
  • The one-hour training covers sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, bystander intervention, diversity and inclusion and other topics and guidelines required by Illinois' Workplace Transparency Act (SB 75).

Campus free speech orgs seek to intervene in lawsuit to defend new Title IX regulations

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:08pm

The Department's definition of harassment comes from the 1999 Supreme Court case Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education .

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  • The Department's definition of harassment comes from the 1999 Supreme Court case Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education .
  • "By incorporating the Supreme Court's definition of sexual harassment and finally complying with the First Amendment, the new Title IX regulations seek to end this abuse.
  • "For far too long, universities made a conscious decision to sacrifice the First Amendment on the altar of Title IX," said Speech First President Nicole Neily.
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    SOURCE Independent Women's Forum; The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; Speech First