Since 1991 when law professor Anita Hill accused her former boss and then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, the sale of employment practices liability insurance (EPLI)—which covers sexual harassment and racial discrimination claims against the workplace—has been steadily on the rise.
Fidelity Investments, a company run by female C.E.O. Abigail Johnson and touted for its many women in leadership positions, has recently faced scrutiny after multiple internal sexual harassment allegations became public. Now, thanks to an exhausting number of court documents, a broader picture of gender discrimination…
On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal published a piece on sexual harassment allegations at Fidelity, a company that is known for having a number of women in powerful leadership positions. Now, Fidelity is struggling to right its ship.
Nearly 50 years after 46 female staffers won a class action lawsuit against Newsweek, the magazine may again be facing a legal battle over gender discrimination. HuffPost reported on Wednesday that international law firm McAllister Olivarius is looking into allegations against both the magazine and former…
The Council of Europe, the European Union’s biggest human rights body, has been investigating gender bias in the film industry and have come to an undeniable conclusion: it exists.
On Thursday, three former employees filed a gender discrimination suit against against Google in San Francisco Superior Court, over pay and promotion discrepancies between their male and female employees.
High–end UK retailer John Lewis announced it will remove “girls” and “boys” labeling from its inventory of children’s clothing and from in–store signs in an effort to avoid reinforcing gender stereotypes.
On Friday, a new vegan cafe named Handsome Her opened in a suburb of Melbourne. They posted their house rules on a chalkboard: women have priority seating, men pay an 18% tax, and respect goes both ways. Solid.
An internal pay audit has sparked calls for a strike at the Financial Times, with a plan for a union meeting on Wednesday to discuss an apparent pay disparity between top women and men journalists at the paper.
On Friday, Judge Steven Berlin ruled that the Labor Department could not have access to 21,000 Google employees’ contact information, but did say that the company must hand over a snapshot of their salary data from 2014 and contact info for 8,000 employees. Is this victory or defeat?
Until now, the Spanish airline Iberia apparently required prospective female hires to take a pregnancy test. But don’t worry—they say the policy was in place to protect pregnant employees. Whew! What a relief!
In 2015, one of Harvard’s elite social clubs admitted nine female members. This week, they were ejected, making the Fox Club all-male once more.
A Jerusalem court has ruled in favor of 83-year-old plaintiff Renee Rabinowitz, who sued Israel’s El Al airline for asking her to move seats at the request of a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) man, the New York Times reports. The court found that asking people to move due to their gender violated Israel’s anti-discrimination…
The astounding success of Wonder Woman has made Gal Gadot a household name, and both she and director Patty Jenkins stand to make a lot of money during negotiations for the inevitable Wonder Woman 2. But how much did they make for this blockbuster to start with?
In February, AJ Vandermeyden came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and pay discrimination at Tesla, where she was one of few women engineers. Tesla claimed at the time that they hired an independent investigator who determined Vandermeyden’s assertions were baseless. She’s since been fired.
The federal office that investigates universities accused of discriminating against female students—including reports that schools are intentionally ignoring or downplaying allegations of sexual violence—is poised to lose 46 full-time employees under the proposed Trump administration budget, or 8 percent of its staff.
Robin Swicord directed The Jane Austen Book Club in 2007. She was a well-known screenwriter, responsible for adapting books like Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Matilda, who had been working in the industry for years. Though it seemed like her first directing gig was a long time coming, her second seemed to…
Jessica Golloher, a radio correspondent for Fox News Radio Network, claims in a new lawsuit that Fox used their new harassment hotline “to paint targets on the backs of employees,” Reuters reports. Golloher’s lawsuit claims she was laid off in retaliation for reporting sex discrimination.
Diversity in race and gender in Silicon Valley is abysmal, and the industry has tried to justify their numbers in all sorts of ways that don’t quite mesh with the lived experience of the minorities in tech. Since former Uber employee Susan Fowler’s essay on the harassment she received at that company went viral, more…
Well, here’s an interesting twist in the ongoing saga of Silicon Valley and diversity: A (male) former Yahoo employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that Marissa Mayer and other powerful women at the company were engaging in gender discrimination (against men).