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More women alleging harassment want to join lawsuit against RCMP

Nearly 400 female RCMP officers and civilian employees from across Canada are asking a B.C judge to certify a class action lawsuit filed by Const. Janet Merlo over sexual harassment … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Foreign worker in sex harassment case tells others to ‘speak up’

One woman in the case was forced to perform sex acts under threat of being sent home and both were sexually harassed in other ways, the tribunal found. They both had … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hydro One employee fired after yelling FHRITP at CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt

Shauna Hunt of CityNews was the latest woman targeted by a boorish trend known as FHRITP heckling, when a group of men shouted sexually explicit comments into her microphone as … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills in Ex-Cheerleaders’ New Lawsuit

The Buffalo Bills are the third NFL franchise this year to face allegations of employment violations from their cheerleaders. Current and former Oakland Raiderettes sued their team in January, alleging wage theft … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Investigator: Philosophy still male-dominated field, sexual harassment ‘can be a common problem’

Valerie Hardcastle, who led the three-person American Philosophical Association team that investigated CU’s department, said women remain the “substantial minority” within the field of philosophy. She said perhaps because of … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘We Felt Like We Were Above the Law’: How the NCAA Endangers Women

Historically, when college sports programs, especially football, have needed to convince young, athletic men to choose their school, they’ve used women to do so. Ever since the days when legendary … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

CTA rolling out LGBT sensitivity training

The CTA, which serves over 1.6 million commuters every day, is rolling out training to all of its nearly 10,000 employees to be more sensitive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Irresistible’ worker fired in Iowa: ‘I don’t think it’s fair’

Melissa Nelson, a worker fired for being “irresistible” to her boss, spoke out Saturday about a high court decision that said her termination broke no discrimination law… Nelson spoke one day … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Boy Scouts’ opposition to background checks let pedophiles in

Scouting officials argued that background checks would cost too much, scare away volunteers and provide a false sense of security. They successfully lobbied to kill state legislation that would have … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

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