Workplace discrimination

In this Dec. 4, 2017, photo, 4 New York Plaza, where American Media Inc., has its headquarters in New York City. The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees’ sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated Press. The behavior by Dylan Howard, currently the chief content officer of American Media Inc., occurred while he was running the company’s Los Angeles office, according to men and women who worked there. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 05, 2017 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees' sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated...
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In this Dec. 4, 2017, photo, 4 New York Plaza, where American Media Inc., has its headquarters in New York City. The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees’ sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated Press. The behavior by Dylan Howard, currently the chief content officer of American Media Inc., occurred while he was running the company’s Los Angeles office, according to men and women who worked there. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 05, 2017 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees' sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington during a hearing. When sexual-misconduct allegations surface in the private sector, a boss really can say "You're fired" - as Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and others can attest. In the political world, it's never that simple. Conyers, facing sexual misconduct allegations, has refused to step down even after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged the veteran Democrat from Detroit to do so. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 05, 2017 - 10:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Conyers — beset with allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members — announced Tuesday that he is retiring. The 88-year-old Conyers made the announcement while speaking with Detroit radio talk show host Mildred Gaddis. He was not clear on when the retirement...
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FILE- This Nov. 8, 2016 file photo shows Kentucky House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover, R- Jamestown in Louisville, Ky. The spokeswoman for Kentucky House Republicans says former GOP speaker Hoover had a sexual relationship with a woman in the office and used money from political donors to pay her as part of a secret settlement outside of court. Daisy Olivo filed a lawsuit Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Franklin Circuit Court. Former Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover resigned his leadership position last month after acknowledging the settlement. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 04, 2017 - 10:59 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The woman who received a secret sexual harassment settlement from Kentucky's former Republican House speaker says the two of them did not have a sexual relationship, despite a whistleblower lawsuit filed Monday by the woman's supervisor. Jeff Hoover's tenure as Kentucky's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, Democratic New Mexico state Sen. Michael Padilla stands at the New Mexico state capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Padilla withdrew his name as a candidate for lieutenant governor on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, while continuing to deny decade-old allegations of sexual harassment at a prior job. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
December 04, 2017 - 10:58 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A rising figure in the Democratic Party has dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor in New Mexico, amid renewed concerns about decade-old complaints of sexual harassment at a previous job. Democratic New Mexico state Sen. Michael Padilla withdrew his name Monday as a...
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Steve Wyard, a sales associate for a large company that supplies industrial washers and dryers to apartments and other businesses, poses for a photo at the company's headquarters in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Wyard says he can't recall anyone bringing a sexual harassment complaint during his long career at his company. He thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a classic put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he's not so sure. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
December 04, 2017 - 4:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he's not so sure. "Have we gotten to the point now where men can't say, 'That's a nice dress' or 'Did you do something with your hair?'" says the veteran sales associate for a...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put in place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 04, 2017 - 8:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled. In a Facebook post over the weekend, Sandberg said that she has experienced harassment while doing her job but never...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put in place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 04, 2017 - 7:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheryl Sandberg is warning of a potential backlash against women and is urging companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled. In a Facebook post over the weekend, Sandberg that she has experienced harassment while doing her job but...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokeswoman, according to an aide with knowledge of the settlement. Lauren Greene is a former communications director in the congressman's office. She alleged in...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Benghazi committee used $150,000 in taxpayer money to settle a lawsuit filed by a former aide who alleged he was fired in part because he was not willing to focus his investigative work on Hillary Clinton, documents released Friday show. Air Force Reserve Maj. Bradley...
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