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Ex-Labour MP Claudia Webbe loses appeal against harassment conviction

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The former Labour MP Claudia Webbe has lost her appeal against her conviction for harassing a love rival. Webbe, who represents her Leicester East constituency as an independent after being expelled from the party, wa...

Los Angeles hotel workers fight for panic buttons amid sexual harassment

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Sonia Molina Sanchez, worked as housekeeper at the celebrity hotspot hotel Chateau Marmont for 10 years. She will never forget the night she was sexually harassed by a guest. “I knocked on a guest’s door and went insi...

What I learned about street harassment after I transitioned

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When I transitioned from male to female 20 years ago, I experienced numerous differences in how others viewed and treated me. But the most dramatic disparity was that, as soon as the world began perceiving me as femal...

Is New York’s restaurant sector ready to tackle its sexual harassment problem?

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The Spotted Pig, the 100-seat gastropub in New York’s trendy West Village, is under renovation. It was, until the restaurant closed in 2020, the site of a notorious, third-floor space dubbed “the rape room” by several...

Calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment, employment tribunal rules

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Calling a man “bald” is sexual harassment, an employment tribunal has ruled. Hair loss is much more prevalent among men than women so using it to describe someone is a form of discrimination, a judge has concluded. Co...

Union enforces NDA to stop woman repeating sexual harassment allegation

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A trade union has enforced a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to stop a female former employee repeating allegations of sexual harassment against the union’s general secretary. The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association...

David Oluwale, victim of police harassment, to be remembered by blue plaque in Leeds

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A blue plaque is to be unveiled in Leeds commemorating David Oluwale, a British-Nigerian man who died in 1969 after being harassed by police. The plaque will be on Leeds Bridge, close to where Oluwale was last seen al...

Rodrigo Chaves wins Costa Rica election amid sexual harassment allegations

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A former finance minister who surprised many by making it into Costa Rica’s presidential runoff has easily won the election and is to become the Central American country’s new leader next month while still fending off...

Labour women urge party not to use NDAs for sexual harassment allegations

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A dozen senior Labour women have called on the party to end its use of confidentiality agreements to “cover up” allegations of sexual harassment, saying the treatment of two former staffers was appalling. Laura Murray...

David Warburton: the varied past of the MP facing sexual harassment claims

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David Warburton, a relatively unknown political figure outside his Somerton and Frome constituency, has been a backbencher for almost all of the seven years since he became a Conservative MP. But the married father of...

Tories suspend David Warburton amid claims over sexual harassment and drug use

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A Tory MP was suspended from the parliamentary party on Saturday after a series of allegations relating to sexual harassment and cocaine use. The party has removed the whip from David Warburton, the Conservative MP fo...

The Noel Clarke allegations struck a chord: TV is blighted by sexual harassment

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In the television industry, it’s the sound recordists who are often the first to realise if something isn’t right. It’s easy for someone on set or in the studio to forget they still have their mic on. So when they are...

Judge approves Activision Blizzard’s $18m settlement over sexual harassment suit

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A US judge has approved an $18m settlement between Activision Blizzard and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, bringing one of several discrimination lawsuits against the gaming company to a close. During a h...

Police will not investigate sexual harassment claims against Noel Clarke

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Claims by 20 women of sexual harassment and bullying against the actor Noel Clarke will not lead to a criminal police investigation, according to the Metropolitan police. Clarke was the subject of complaints of gropin...

‘Distressing and confronting’: online sexual harassment rises for Australian university students during Covid

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Online sexual harassment rose sharply for university students during Covid-19 lockdowns and remote learning, including on private messages during Zoom lectures, a report has found. The national student safety survey, ...

Guess co-founder denies sexual harassment claims after models file lawsuit

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The Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has called claims about his alleged sexual harassment “fabricated”, “false” and an attempt to “extract big money settlements”. Three former models for the fashion brand who alleged t...

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