People love to hate on beautiful women (see: Anne Hathaway). But they really, really love to hate on women who claim their beauty is a curse.
Lately a steady number of women have come forward claiming their bosses and co-workers punished them for being "too hot," and are swiftly skewered by a skeptical public.... Read More »
By Ryan J. Foley
A trucking company will pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, a token payment to avoid trial in a closely watched case that has sharply limited the government's ability to file large workplace discrimination lawsuits in several states.
Cedar Rapids-based CRST Van Expedited Inc.... Read More »
By her own assessment, Kate Baker was a competent attorney who also wanted a personal life. But her boss, Chris Lingard allegedly saw things differently, berating Baker and her work, and telling her not to have a relationship or children.
The "bullying" that she experienced at the Follett Stock law firm,... Read More »
Most working humans have experience with incompetent or fearsome or totally irrational bosses. Some of us, however, have bosses so heinous that lawyers get involved. America's Worst Bosses of 2012, by anonymous boss-rating website eBossWatch, catalogs what it sees as the country's 50 creepiest job-creators --... Read More »
When the high school principal in Zephyrhills, Fla., resigned earlier this month, there was an outpouring of grief. But when it was finally disclosed that he left the school because of allegations that he offered teachers promotions in exchange for sex, the community was suddenly split. The former principal is... Read More »
A California attorney who was paralyzed by a drunken driver in a hit-and-run accident has been on a long crusade to force businesses to become more accessible to the disabled, suing more than 2,100 of them over the past decade. Now he's become the target of a lawsuit himself, reports KXTV in Sacramento, with... Read More »
She's the fresh-faced secretary, preyed on by the high-powered partner. She's the college intern, who becomes the butt of her boss's dirty jokes. She's the junior associate, propositioned by her manager. When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, popular culture has a favorite image: The powerful... Read More »
There's been no shortage of government workers alleged to have engaged in bad behavior in recent years. The revelation last spring that the General Services Administration blew nearly $800,000 on an extravagant conference for its staff in Las Vegas is just one such example.
But allegations that the nation's... Read More »
You can take Facebook out of the college dorm, but you apparently can't take the college dorm out of Facebook. So says a new tell-all book from a former Facebook employee, who claims misogyny was rife behind the scenes at the world's second-most-popular website, reports CNBC.
The book's release is aptly... Read More »
By Sarah McBride
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao is suing the venture capital firm alleging sexual harassment and discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month in California Superior Court.
The lawsuit paints a picture of a firm where complaints against harassment went... Read More »
Patricia M., came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 21-years-old, and got a job harvesting almonds. On her third day, the foreman was dropping off all the workers at the gas station, as he did at the end of every day, but he didn't let her out. He took Patricia to a remote field, where she says he tied her... Read More »
When a principal in the Bronx made remarks to female staffers about getting oral sex from a copy machine and other office goods, he got a letter of reprimand and sensitivity training. Then a 15-year-old female student claimed that he made comments that made her uncomfortable too, reports the New York Post. Now... Read More »
She was 17 when she got her first job, at a Burger King. Soon after, her older married supervisor allegedly followed her around, touched her, asked her about her virginity, told her to have sex with him and other male employees, and asked how much that would cost. The young woman complained to management, but... Read More »
By Ryan J. Foley
They were learning to become truck drivers but wound up in a nightmare. In detailed accounts to a federal agency, dozens of female employees of one of the nation's largest trucking companies told of being propositioned, groped and even assaulted by male drivers during cross-country training... Read More »
Restaurant workers are five times more likely to be sexually harassed than the general working population. Servers are three times more likely to live in poverty, and twice as likely to rely on food stamps. As a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Center states: "Essentially, many of the workers who... Read More »