ILG Alert: Harvey Weinstein, Part II

It all began with the bombshell allegations against Harvey Weinstein, who was fired by the company he founded and expelled from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences almost as soon as the media frenzy began. In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, a spate of news reports followed, each accusing prominent men of sexual [&hellip
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Portrait of a Superstar Harasser: The Weinstein Phenomenon in Today’s Workplace

Coverage of multiple accusations against movie giant Harvey Weinstein have been making headlines all month; it’s not surprising, considering some of the A-list celebrities who are coming forward with allegations. Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd all came forward to speak out about Weinstein and his actions; according to the New Yorker, Weinstein’s behavior was [&hellip
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Lessons from the Uber investigation

After a former employee of Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) went public with allegations of workplace misconduct and the ineffectiveness of the company’s policies earlier this year, the company retained a law firm to investigate, review and make recommendations. The investigators’ findings and recommendations are good suggestions for any organization. They included:Make Senior Leadership Changes Make [&hellip
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5 Most Important Workplace Investigation Interview Questions

When facing allegations of workplace misconduct, employers need to act promptly and appropriately to get to the bottom of the matter. Interviews with witnesses are important in any investigation \, so there’s a lot riding on asking the right questions. While the specific allegations themselves will drive many of the questions, there are some basic [&hellip
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EEOC’s Select Task Force Recommendations Regarding Workplace Harassment

Nearly one-third of the approximately 90,000 complaints made to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) in 2015 alleged workplace harassment, an activity deemed discriminatory under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That number of harassment complaints is staggering, especially when one considers that many employees who have been harassed will not speak [&hellip
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How ignoring Title IX can get you fired, lessons from Baylor

Title IX protects students of all genders and sexual orientations from sex-based discrimination in athletics and academia. Since being signed into law in 1972, this deeply-impactful section of the Education Amendments has expanded academic opportunities for hundreds of millions of students. In 2011, the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (‘OCR’), issued [&hellip
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