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Harassment headlines spotlight change – and the lack of it

The accusations – of an Uber manager propositioning an engineer via instant message on her first day in his department, of the top-rated host at Fox News calling female co-workers to talk about sex – are so lurid they sound like outliers.

Report: Former Oregon Lottery boss harassed subordinates

An investigative report has found that the former deputy director of the Oregon Lottery harassed subordinates, tried to have his boss fired and repeatedly attempted to mislead investigators looking into his conduct.

More advertisers say they have ditched Fox’s O’Reilly show

Bill O’Reilly’s top-rated Fox News show may be starting to feel a financial sting after allegations that he sexually harassed several women. Automakers Hyundai and BMW, financial firm T. Rowe Price, insurer Allstate, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and online marketing firm Constant Contact said Tuesday that they have joined Mercedes-Benz in pulling their ads from the show.

Analysis: Bill O’Reilly’s problems just got real

Fox News stood by Bill O’Reilly when he settled a high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit in 2004 and when a 2015 Mother Jones article chronicled the host’s misleading claims about having covered a “war zone” during the Falklands War. More important, advertisers stood by O’Reilly.

Kay and Jared jewerly giant dispute claims of sex harassment

Sterling Jewelers, the Kay and Jared retail-jewelry conglomerate now facing a massive class-action arbitration case, on Thursday dismissed hundreds of former female employees’ allegations that the company fostered a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Oscar winner Affleck speaks about sexual harassment claims

In an interview posted Tuesday night by The Boston Globe, Affleck said, “I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else.”

Report: Fox News settled harassment claims against O’Reilly

The employee, Juliet Huddy, said O’Reilly, the network’s biggest star, pursued a sexual relationship with her in 2011. When she rebuffed O’Reilly’s advances, he tried to derail her career, the Times reported, citing a letter from her lawyers to Fox News it obtained.

New deadline in works for harassment training agreed to following Condon ethics complaint

Sherry Jones, the National Organization of Women member who filed an ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon over the handling of a sexual harassment complaint against former Police Chief Frank Straub, is negotiating a new timeline for work to revise policies and train workers. Jones said the delay to the end of 2017 is necessary to make sure the work is done right and includes issues of pay equity between genders and discrimination in hiring and promotions.

Spokane City Council to consider public records policy changes as part of Frank Straub settlement

Mayor David Condon proposed an addition to the city’s ethics code making intentionally withholding public records a penalty punishable at the city level. The change was a requirement in the settlement of a lawsuit brought against City Hall by Brian Breen, a retired Spokane police detective who requested records related to harassment claims against former police Chief Frank Straub that went unfulfilled for months.

Trump campaign manager accuses lawmakers of sexual harassment

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway accused some unnamed members of Congress of sexual harassment Sunday night, after a slew of GOP lawmakers withdrew their support for Trump after footage revealed him making lewd comments regarding his advances towards women.