Stories tagged: sexual harassment
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Jenna Ries has filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She’s one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald’s with the U.S. …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Boys accused of “forcibly hugging and kissing” telephone operators given lecture by judge
Three boys were on trial in police court for “forcibly hugging and kissing” two young telephone operators.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
McDonald’s – facing dozens of cases of alleged sexual harassment filed by its workers – is introducing a new training program for its U.S. employees.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their …
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019
New laws governing everything from partially full wine bottles to fracking are set to become law on Sunday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019
Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
Alyssa Bodeau didn’t know how her life would change after she decided to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against former Washington State University quarterback Jason Gesser.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Amid scrutiny stemming from fresh revelations of rampant discrimination, bullying, retaliation and sexual misconduct at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency’s new chief pledged Thursday that she will “do everything …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Pullman police sergeant Jerry Daniel “Dan” Hargraves, charged this week with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, was the focus of a 2016 internal affairs investigation at the Pullman Police Department, which …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018
Republican schools chief Sherri Ybarra held the only campaign event she’s publicly promoting, a two-hour fundraiser Friday with a small crowd inside an Eagle bar.
Wed., June 13, 2018
A teen who shot upskirt videos of female students at Union High School and hacked into numerous social media accounts, sharing their private nude photos, was sentenced Tuesday to 84 …
Sun., June 3, 2018
A school board in Fife has determined that one of its middle school principals sexually harassed teachers under his supervision.
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018
MTV has suspended production of its long-running cyber-dating series “Catfish: The TV Show” pending an investigation into sexual misconduct claims against host and executive producer Nev Schulman.
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018
Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer responded Tuesday to allegations of bullying, sexual harassment and hazing within the department that were exposed recently in a lengthy investigative report.
Mon., May 14, 2018
During tense meeting, Stratton says allegations of a ‘sexual predator’ are not within City Council’s purview
Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton capped Monday evening’s council meeting with a blunt message, saying she is “tired and increasingly resentful” of accusations that some council members don’t support women …
Wed., May 9, 2018
NBC News’ internal investigation following Matt Lauer’s firing says it doesn’t believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the division and that current management wasn’t aware of Lauer’s …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018
Three women who worked with Charlie Rose filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Friday against CBS News and the television journalist.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018
A Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide’s sexual harassment charges abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday.
Sat., April 21, 2018
During an hourlong conversation moderated by KHQ’s Stephanie Vigil, Tarana Burke and Ronan Farrow, who have been regarded as leaders of the #MeToo movement, dissected what the movement means, where …
Fri., April 20, 2018
A Tacoma jury has awarded a former boat salesman $800,000 after finding his managers bullied him relentlessly and exposed him to a sexually hostile work environment, and then fired him …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018
Investigation finds harassment, discrimination by associate athletic director who resigned last year
A internal investigation by Washington State University has found that over a three-year period, a former athletics administrator violated the school’s Title IX policies by making inappropriate comments in the …
Wed., April 18, 2018
Gonzaga University has another draw for its Friday night event bringing two speakers to campus to discuss the #MeToo movement: a Pulitzer Prize winner.
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018
The investigation that led Darren Pitcher to resign as acting president of Spokane Falls Community College began with an anonymous letter. Five women signed it with an “X” in place …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018
Washington laws take aim at sexual harassment on the job, equal pay and expanded health care coverage for women.
Fri., March 16, 2018
Microsoft has defended its handling of gender-discrimination complaints, and said it fired about 20 people last year after sexual-harassment investigations.
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018
Dale Peinecke, head of the state Employment Security Department, resigns amid allegations of inappropriate conduct to female employees.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018
Female Microsoft employees in technical roles filed 118 complaints of gender discrimination with the company between 2010 and 2016, according to court documents. Microsoft’s internal investigation unit concluded just one …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018
Two companies with large presences in Spokane face lawsuits from women who allege sexual harassment by male bosses.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018
Sherman Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month, the American Library Association told the Associated Press on Friday.