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The UK now has a law against upskirting

A law change that comes into force in the UK today makes the highly intrusive practice of ‘upskirting’ illegal. The government said it wants the new law to send a clear message that such behaviour is criminal and will not be tolerated. Perpetrators in England and Wales face up to two years in prison under the new law if they’re convicted of taking a photograph or video underneath a person’s clothes for the purpose of viewing their underwear or genitals/buttocks without their knowledge or consent...
Tags: Mobile, South Korea, Europe, UK, England, Law, Wales, Scotland, Tech, Legislation, United Kingdom, Voyeurism, Bill, Sexual Harassment, UK Government, Sexual Misconduct

Heineken claims its business helps Africa. Is that too good to be true?

The Dutch beer giant likes to blow its own trumpet about the economic and social benefits it brings to Africa – but revelations of sexual harassment and low pay show a different picture. By Olivier van BeemenThe first time Heineken amazed me was in Tunisia, in early 2011, when I was covering the Jasmine revolution and the fall of President Ben Ali for a Dutch business newspaper. During my reporting, I discovered that Heineken maintained close ties with the kleptocratic family clan that had ruled...
Tags: Business, Alcohol, Africa, Society, World news, Beer, Ethical business, Food & drink industry, Netherlands, Heineken, Tunisia, Sexual Harassment, Ben Ali, Olivier van BeemenThe

Busy General Assembly Session for 2019 Just Getting Started (Part 2)

Yesterday, I tackled the bills floating around the Senate-side of the Connecticut General Assembly,  In today’s post, let’s look at the House side to see what bills are under consideration there: House Bill 5003 is the mirror-image bill of Senate Bill 1 on Paid Family & Medical Leave.  Yesterday’s post gave the highlights, which apply equally to this bill too. Similarly, proposed House Bill 5004 would raise the minimum wage in the state. The details are still to be drafted, but the CBIA has bee...
Tags: Law, Senate, Training, Minimum Wage, House, Judiciary, Applications, Age Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Senate Bill, Janus, Connecticut General Assembly, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Wage & Hour, Discrimination & Harassment, Legislative Developments

Busy Legislative Session Has Lots of Employment Law Bills On Tap (Part 1)

The Connecticut General Assembly is already busy with a full compliment of employment law bills under consideration.  At this point, it seems likely that several will pass in one form or another and thus employers should be playing close attention to the developments. Here are a few of the Senate ones that I’m watching (I’ll tackle the House bills in tomorrow’s post): Senate Bill 1 – This is the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill that has been kicking around for a few years.  Late last week, th...
Tags: Law, Senate, Restaurants, Bills, Legislation, Service, House, Scheduling, Sexual Harassment, Equal Pay, Shift, Senate Bill, Confidentiality, Connecticut General Assembly, Paid Leave, Wage & Hour

Morning Docket: 02.06.19

* Only four Supreme Court justices attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night. Chief Justice John Roberts was accompanied in the front row by Justices Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh — who still likes beer, but was unable to participate in any #SOTU drinking games. [USA Today] * Biglaw partnership classes are getting smaller and smaller, which is making it that much harder for women and minorities to advance at their firms. In fact, it’s becoming a s...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Usa Today, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, Biglaw, Reuters, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Jacksonville Business Journal, Jerry Sandusky

The Washington Post Super Bowl ad is a great ad for the product — journalism — but where can I get it — at The Washington Post?

There are ads that make you want to drink soda but don't make you want to drink the soda the ad is for. It may even drive you toward a competing brand....Okay? So when The Washington Post offers this lofty paean to journalism at its most courageous and noble, I am touched...... but it's with sadness and longing for something I don't believe I can ever have. And indeed, the ad itself exemplifies the problem because it puffs and deceives and lures and titillates. It deals in sentimentality and sen...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Advertising, Journalism, Soda, Steve Carell, Mark Twain, Sexual Harassment, The Washington Post, Coke, Gore, Cardi B, Blackface, Pepsi, Al Gore, WaPo

Voices in action: the Hollywood actors taking a stand against abuse

What if Harvey Weinstein’s many accusers had known they were not alone? A new, anonymous platform lets victims report abuse – and get their stories heardOn 9 January 2018 the American actors Jessica Barth and Caitlin Dulany met at Verlaine, a hip coffee bar on Beverly Boulevard, in West Hollywood. They weren’t alone. Nine other women had also arrived, all of whom had recently accused the film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The meeting had been arranged as part of an hour-long BB...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Society, Culture, Sexuality, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment, West Hollywood, Verlaine, Weinstein, BBC Panorama, Barth, Beverly Boulevard, Dulany, Sexual Violence, Jessica Barth

"Once companies have identified those who make women uncomfortable, they have to assess whether the men are 'clueless, creepy or criminal'..."

"If you think they are clueless, you can coach them... Clueless can become creepy very quickly if you don’t address it. If they are creepy, you have to act."Said Pat Milligan, who advises companies about gender issues, quoted in "Another Side of #MeToo: Male Managers Fearful of Mentoring Women" (NYT). She's trying to overcome the problem the title refers to.There's also this, from Marc Pritchard: "It’s not enough to stand by when toxic masculinity is on display. It’s not enough to stand by and s...
Tags: Law, Advertising, Sexual Harassment, Gillette, Procter Gamble, Pritchard, Milligan, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Marc Pritchard, Employment Discrimination, Creepiness, MeToo, Said Pat Milligan

The Daily Beast calls this — from Bill Maher — a "sexual harassment meltdown."

I'm reading "UNBELIEVABLE/Bill Maher Has Sexual-Harassment Meltdown Over Bernie Sanders Story on ‘Real Time’/The HBO host appeared to minimize the allegations of sexual harassment in Bernie Sanders’ campaign, saying, 'It didn’t seem like it was the worst kind of sexual harassment'" — about this segment on last night's show:I hate the overuse of the term "meltdown," which I believe used to be more common. I don't like the implication that a person speaking with passion is becoming mentally incomp...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Metaphor, Nato, Homosexuality, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Clinton, Sanders, Bill Maher, WaPo

Senior WHO official accused of using Ebola cash to pay for girlfriend's flight

World Health Organization launches inquiry after claims of ‘legendary’ corruption, including racism and sexismClaims that a senior employee at the World Health Organization misused Ebola funds to fly his girlfriend to west Africa are among a tide of allegations under investigation by the agency.An internal inquiry has been launched by the WHO following a series of anonymous whistleblower emails that alleged widespread racism, sexism and misspending. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Africa, Society, World news, Global development, Who, World Health Organization, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sexual Harassment, Global Health

A Gillette ad, titled “We Believe,” speaks of #MeToo movement,"toxic masculinity," and question whether "boys will be boys" is "the best a man can get."

The Wall Street Journal reports (in "P&G Challenges Men to Shave Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ in Gillette Ad"):“This is an important conversation happening, and as a company that encourages men to be their best, we feel compelled to both address it and take action of our own,” said Pankaj Bhalla, Gillette brand director for North America in an emailed statement....Gillette needs to appeal to millennials who care about what companies stand for, he said. “There’s a demand for this, for purpose, for b...
Tags: Bullying, Law, Advertising, Shaving, North America, Sexual Harassment, Wall Street Journal, Gillette, Ann Althouse, Dean Crutchfield, MeToo, Pankaj Bhalla Gillette, Crutchfield Partners

"What brought Clinton down was public exposure not to her personality... but extended public scrutiny of every detail of a decades-long career in public life."

"This, in turn, is the exact same problem Biden will inevitably face as a presidential candidate.... And by 2020, there’s simply no reason to do that again. Most of the party’s bench consists of people like Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker, who are young enough not to have participated in the [Iraq] war debate in Congress.... Foreign policy experience theoretically should be a big Biden advantage over his rivals. But in reality, on one of the only foreign policy controversies vote...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Sexual Harassment, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Anita Hill, Democratic Party, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Cory Booker, Clarence Thomas, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections

"Three days after his film 'Green Book' won top honors at the Golden Globes, director Peter Farrelly apologized for repeatedly flashing his penis two decades ago in an attempt to be funny."

"'True. I was an idiot,' he said in a statement. 'I did this decades ago and I thought I was being funny and the truth is I’m embarrassed and it makes me cringe now. I’m deeply sorry.'... Actress Cameron Diaz [said in 1998] 'When a director shows you his penis the first time you meet him, you’ve got to recognize the creative genius'.... [Farrelly said in 1998] 'It’s not like I make a habit of just whipping it out and saying, "Hey! Look! My cock!" We do a joke where, it’s like, Bob says, "Pete’s ...
Tags: Movies, Law, Cameron Diaz, Bob, Sexual Harassment, Pete, Peter Farrelly, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Farrelly

The Truth Behind How Law Schools Get Their #MeToo Intel

It may not be the best system, but we're willing to help.
Tags: Law, Intel, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, The Jabot, MeToo, Gillian Lester, Association of American Law Schools (AALS

Morning Docket: 01.08.19

* Judge Dabney Friedrich proves every stereotype about joyless judges by throwing a fit over Reed Smith's practice of writing actually engaging briefs, prompting the firm to muse whether or not the judge is trying to get the firm's almost certainly Putin-allied client to fire him right when we were about to learn the truth of the nude selfies. [Courthouse News Service] * Federal judiciary trying desperately to keep the lights on one week later than initially reported. [National Law Journal] * ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Putin, America, Britain, Ireland, Sexual Harassment, Biglaw, Reed Smith, Courthouse News Service, Brexit, Newman, Roger Stone, Boston Herald, National Law Journal, Skakel

Morning Docket: 01.02.19

* Out of the mouths of babes federal judges: “Those conclusions – that the president’s statements on national security are not always to be taken literally or to be trusted – are legal victories for his Justice Department....” Did you think you’d ever see a something like this written about the U.S. president? That’s our Trump! [USA Today] * A good New Year’s resolution for the federal judiciary? Chief Justice John Roberts says that while progress has been made when it comes to protecting law c...
Tags: Gender, New York, Law, California, Washington Post, Virginia, New York City, Nbc News, Domestic Violence, Hawaii, Courts, National Security, Usa Today, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment

"We — the people who worked on Bernie 2016... request a meeting... to discuss the issue of sexual violence and harasmment on the 2016 campaign...."

Oh, no! It's a letter from "more than two dozen women and men who worked on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign" — obtained by Politico and reprinted under the headline, "Bernie alumni seek meeting to address 'sexual violence' on ‘16 campaign/The signees are looking to change what they call a pervasive culture of toxic masculinity in the campaign world."The signees did not describe specific instances of “sexual violence and harassment” that occurred on the campaign.... Several people who ...
Tags: Law, Politico, Joe Biden, Sexual Harassment, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Bernie, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Beto O Rourke, 2020 Campaign

Save the Children UK chairman resigns after staff complaints

Peter Bennett-Jones, who was criticised over tackling of sexual harassment, quits as UN sack aid worker in UgandaThe chairman of Save the Children UK has resigned after complaints by staff that he was not doing enough to address allegations of sexual harassment.The charity said Peter Bennett-Jones was standing down following objections to remarks he made during recent discussions with staff about the organisation’s future. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Society, World news, Uganda, Charities, Voluntary sector, Global development, Un, Sexual Harassment, Save the Children UK, Children UK, Peter Bennett Jones

Biglaw Partner Found Dead Hours After Allegations Of Inappropriate Behavior Surface

His body was found at the bottom of a cliff.
Tags: Law, Deaths, Sexual Harassment, Biglaw, Geraint Thomas, The Jabot, Eversheds Sutherland

The Rehabilitation Of Disgraced Judge Kozinski Has Begun

Will the legal community welcome back Alex Kozinski?
Tags: Law, Courts, Sexual Harassment, Alex Kozinski, Kozinski, The Jabot, MeToo, Katherine Ku

Morning Docket: 12.18.18

* Michael Flynn's going in for sentencing today. My money is on him not throwing out the plea deal over materiality. [National Law Journal] * Meanwhile, some of his old cronies have been charged for acting as illegal agents of Turkey, which is not the cooperation that's getting the most attention, but it's the cooperation that probably has the most direct impact. [Courthouse News Service] * Judge makes deer poacher watch Bambi. I guess to understand what a wonderful and delightful journey he ...
Tags: Law, Sports, Turkey, Ncaa, Sexual Harassment, Courthouse News Service, Bambi, Michael Flynn, National Law Journal, Claudia Wilken, Robert Mueller, Emmet Sullivan, Howrey, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket, Covington & Burling

Morning Docket: 12.06.18

* Michael Cohen and DMX have a lot in common? Do you not believe that? Well, f**k what you heard, it's what you hearin'. * Better Ingredients. Illegal Employment Contracts. Papa Johns. [Law360] * The American Lawyer Awards name their "Law Firm Of The Year." I've never been to the American Lawyer Awards, but I assume the opening musical act about mid-year raises was hilarious. [American Lawyer] * It's been so long since anyone took the prospect of limiting telecom monopolies seriously, I kind ...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Congress, White House, Cars, Cnn, AT&T, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Sexual Harassment, Michael Cohen, Mayer Brown, DMX, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Kirkland & Ellis

"An all-male Princeton University a cappella group will no longer perform a song from Disney’s 'The Little Mermaid' because some students there complained that the performance promotes misogyny and 'toxic masculinity' and violates consent."

The NY Post reports.The singers, known as the Tigertones, have for years performed the song “Kiss the Girl” by picking a man and a woman from the audience and encouraging them to smooch on the cheek, according to Inside Higher Ed.In the animated movie, the tune is crooned by a Rastafarian crab to encourage a prince to kiss a mermaid — and features the lyrics, “My oh my/ Looks like the boy’s too shy/ Ain’t gonna kiss the girl.”...“[It’s] more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute,” sop...
Tags: Music, Law, Disney, Kissing, Sexual Harassment, Princeton University, Ny Post, Eric, Ann Althouse, Tigertones, Noa Wollstein

"The outside lawyers were told by multiple people that CBS had an employee 'who was "on call" to perform oral sex' on [CEO Les] Moonves."

"According to the draft report: 'A number of employees were aware of this and believed that the woman was protected from discipline or termination as a result of it.'... 'Moonves received oral sex from at least 4 CBS employees under circumstances that sound transactional and improper to the extent that there was no hint of any relationship, romance, or reciprocity.'"From "‘Transactional’ Sex and a Secret Resignation Letter: Takeaways From a Report on Les Moonves/A 59-page draft report produced b...
Tags: Law, Sex, Prostitution, Wikipedia, Cbs, Sexual Harassment, Les Moonves, Moonves, Ann Althouse, Mr Moonves, Les -RSB- Moonves

What The Law School Professor Facing A Title IX Investigation Has To Say About #MeToo

He said his response is 'cowardly' and he wants to avoid getting called out for saying the 'wrong stuff' about sexual harassment.
Tags: Law, Title IX, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, Ian Samuel

Law School Launches Title IX Investigation Into Prominent Professor

As a result of the investigation Ian Samuel will not even be handling final exams for his classes.
Tags: Law, Title IX, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, Ian Samuel

Fear stops reporting of sexual harassment at the bar, says top QC

Young lawyers do not complain in case it damages their careers, says Jo DelahuntySexual harassment at the bar is not being reported because pupils and young lawyers fear their careers will be damaged if they complain, according to a senior barrister.Delivering a public lecture at Gresham College in central London, Prof Jo Delahunty QC suggested there was widespread complacency about the prevalence of inappropriate behaviour in chambers and even by judges in courts. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, London, Law, Women, UK News, Barristers, Sexual Harassment, Gresham College, Jo DelahuntySexual, Jo Delahunty

"As Franken and his wife, Franni Bryson, made the rounds, thanking supporters in the philanthropists’ San Francisco home at the February 2018 event, the conversation broke off into another subject: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand."

"The New York Democrat had, in their opinion, pulled the rug out from under Franken, a Minnesota Democrat beloved by the group, forcing him out without any real vetting of the allegations facing him. 'It was said not in front of Al to impress him; it was said privately in a corner. A group of us were standing there talking about it. He was one of our best weapons against this administration, his presence on these committees. [Gillibrand] did the damage that Republicans could not do themselves,' ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Senate, San Francisco, Manhattan, Sexual Harassment, Campaign Finance, Al Franken, Democratic Party, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Franken, Gillibrand, Ann Althouse, New York Democrat, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Franni Bryson

Biglaw Firm Fires Partner After Sexual Harassment Investigation

Another Biglaw firm ditches a partner over sexual harassment claims.
Tags: Law, Sexual Harassment, Biglaw, Reed Smith, MeToo, RollOnFriday

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