Bullying http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32999/all en Canada's Mounties say will root out sexual harassment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/canadas-mounties-say-will-root-out-sexual-harassment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Female officers complain about bullying, harassment</p> <p>* Mounties promise zero tolerance approach</p> <p>* Police force has suffered problems in recent years</p> <p>By David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Thursday promised to stamp out sexual harassment and bullying after a wave of complaints from female officers added to problems facing the fabled national police force.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/canadas-mounties-say-will-root-out-sexual-harassment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Bullying Business Ethics Labor Law Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:45:35 +0000 5755984 at http://www.globalpost.com Sharon Stone counter-sues Filipina nanny http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/sharon-stone-counter-sues-filipina-nanny <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sharon Stone has counter-sued her Filipina former nanny, who is pursuing the US actress for wrongful dismissal and harassment including racist abuse, new court documents show. </p> <p>In a breach-of-loan-agreement action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court this week, the "Basic Instinct" star says Erlinda Elemen owes $9,500 of a $12,500 loan she made to her in 2010.</p> <p>Elemen, who worked as a live-in nanny for Stone until she was sacked in 2011, repaid $3,000 between August 2010 and January 2011, but then stopped repayments to the 55-year-old actress. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/sharon-stone-counter-sues-filipina-nanny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullying Nanny AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 02:15:22 +0000 5810061 at http://www.globalpost.com Former roommate pleads 'no contest' in Florida band hazing death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130510/former-roommate-pleads-no-contest-florida-band-hazing-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barbara Liston</p> <p>ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A former roommate who insisted he tried to protect a Florida college drum major from a fatal hazing ritual in 2011 accepted a plea deal on Friday to avoid facing worse charges at a trial that had been set for next week.</p> <p>Rikki Wills, 24, who saw drum major Robert Champion gasp his last breath, pleaded no contest to felony and misdemeanor hazing in exchange for prosecutors dropping a manslaughter charge that carried a potential 15-year prison sentence, his lawyer told Reuters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130510/former-roommate-pleads-no-contest-florida-band-hazing-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Bullying Rites of passage Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 May 2013 22:01:07 +0000 5835308 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper says society must do whatever it can to stop cyberbullying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/harper-says-society-must-do-whatever-it-can-stop-cyberbullyi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Stephen Harper met in Winnipeg today with parents of some children who have been victims of cyberbullying.</p> <p>Harper says he wishes such meetings weren't needed, but they are.</p> <p>Among those at the meeting were the parents of Rehtaeh (reh-TAY'-uh) Parsons and the mother of Amanda Todd —- two girls who committed suicide after relentless bullying.</p> <p>The federal government has already committed to look at new criminal laws that could include a ban on distributing intimate images without consent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/harper-says-society-must-do-whatever-it-can-stop-cyberbullyi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Behavior Bullying Computer crimes Cyber-bullying Ethics Stephen Harper Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 22:16:37 +0000 5835321 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Y. lawmaker won't face charge over sex harassment claim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/ny-lawmaker-wont-face-charge-over-sex-harassment-claim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Bullying Financial data vendors Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 May 2013 20:28:48 +0000 5838672 at http://www.globalpost.com IT firm iGate sacks CEO after sexual harassment probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/it-firm-igate-sacks-ceo-after-sexual-harassment-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MUMBAI (Reuters) - Outsourcing company iGate Corp said it had sacked its Chief Executive Phaneesh Murthy for not disclosing a relationship with a subordinate after investigating one of India's best-known IT executives for sexual harassment.</p> <p>Murthy was replaced with immediate effect by interim CEO Gerhard Watzinger, iGate said. Murthy was forced to quit India's second biggest software exporter Infosys Ltd in 2002 following a sexual harassment lawsuit, which was settled out of court.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/it-firm-igate-sacks-ceo-after-sexual-harassment-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullying Business Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Labor Law Software companies of India Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 04:30:25 +0000 5842540 at http://www.globalpost.com US-based iGate fires CEO after sex harassment claim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/us-based-igate-fires-ceo-after-sex-harassment-claim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US-based outsourcer iGate says it has fired chief executive Phaneesh Murthy, one of India's best-known IT businessmen, for failing to report a relationship with an employee, the second such case he has faced.</p> <p>The statement by the Fremont, California-based IT and outsourcing company, came after an investigation into "a claim of sexual harassment" against Murthy and marked the second time he has been entangled in such a situation.</p> <p>In 2002, he was forced to quit India's second-biggest software exporter, Infosys, following a similar claim.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/us-based-igate-fires-ceo-after-sex-harassment-claim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullying Business Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Labor Law Phaneesh Murthy Phaneesh Murthy Technology AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 11:16:30 +0000 5842749 at http://www.globalpost.com RCMP says it is 'disappointed' by harassment lawsuit so many years later http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/rcmp-says-it-disappointed-harassment-lawsuit-so-many-years-l <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The RCMP says it is disappointed a former member of the Musical Ride has waited so long to sue over sexual assault and harassment she allegedly suffered in the 1980s.</p> <p>In a statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court, Staff Sgt. Caroline O'Farrell says the cruel treatment she endured — including hazing rituals — doomed her marriage and limited her career advancement.</p> <p>In the statement, O'Farrell says she was sexually assaulted, harassed, repeatedly doused in cold water and dragged through horse manure by colleagues who mercilessly targeted her.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/rcmp-says-it-disappointed-harassment-lawsuit-so-many-years-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullying Government Royal Canadian Mounted Police Social Issues The Canadian Press Thu, 23 May 2013 04:46:47 +0000 5844389 at http://www.globalpost.com Panda Express to pay $150K to settle federal sexual harassment claims at Hawaii restaurant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/panda-express-pay-150k-settle-federal-sexual-harassment-clai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HONOLULU, Hawaii - A Chinese fast-food chain is paying $150,000 to settle a federal lawsuit claiming sexual harassment at a Hawaii restaurant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.</p> <p>Panda Express is settling a lawsuit alleging a male supervisor at the Kauai eatery sexually harassed at least three female employees who were 17 to 19 years old at the time. The alleged harassment occurred in the tourist town of Kapaa between 2007 and 2009, the EEOC said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130529/panda-express-pay-150k-settle-federal-sexual-harassment-clai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullying Business Ethics Labor Law Sexism The Canadian Press Thu, 30 May 2013 02:17:50 +0000 5848438 at http://www.globalpost.com Professor adds voice to proposed harassment suit by women against the RCMP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/professor-adds-voice-proposed-harassment-suit-women-against- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - A University of Toronto professor is bolstering a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP, saying women who experience gender-based discrimination and harassment can witness their personal and professional well-being spiral downwards.</p> <p>Jennifer Berdahl, an associate professor of organizational behaviour at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, filed an affidavit Monday in British Columbia Supreme Court as part of a larger court action launched in March 2012 by Janet Merlo, a former member of the RCMP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/professor-adds-voice-proposed-harassment-suit-women-against-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Bullying Business English law Hospitality Labor Law Politics The Canadian Press Wed, 12 Jun 2013 01:35:21 +0000 5855854 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate committee calls for 'zero tolerance' on harassment within RCMP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/senate-committee-calls-zero-tolerance-harassment-within-rcmp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - A Senate committee recommends the RCMP amend its code of conduct to explicity define and prohibit harassment.</p> <p>Currently the behaviour is dealt with under the umbrella of disgraceful conduct.</p> <p>In a newly tabled report, the senators say spelling out the prohibition in direct language would avoid ambiguity.</p> <p>Several RCMP officers have complained of abusive behaviour and intimidation since Cpl. Catherine Galliford went public in 2011 with allegations of harassment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/senate-committee-calls-zero-tolerance-harassment-within-rcmp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullying Catherine Galliford Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:30:41 +0000 5860560 at http://www.globalpost.com US limits employer liability in discrimination suits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/us-limits-employer-liability-discrimination-suits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that an employer can only be held responsible for workplace sexual or racial harassment if the perpetrator is the victim's supervisor or manager.</p> <p>In a decision that the court's liberal minority branded a setback for workers' rights, the court ruled against a complaint brought by a black woman from Indiana that she had been racially abused by a white co-worker.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/us-limits-employer-liability-discrimination-suits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Bullying Business Ethics Hospitality Labor Law Politics Social Issues AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:03:39 +0000 5866202 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. sues California prisons over sexual harassment of prison cook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/us-sues-california-prisons-over-sexual-harassment-prison-cook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dan Levine</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice sued California's corrections system on Thursday, saying prison supervisors failed to prevent a male cook from being sexually harassed by his female co-worker.</p> <p>Joe Cummings started working as a cook in 2007 at a youth correctional facility in Chino, California, according to the lawsuit. The following year, another cook began to use sexual innuendos and repeatedly asked him "what it would take" for him to have sex with her, the suit says.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/us-sues-california-prisons-over-sexual-harassment-prison-cook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullying Gender-based violence Sexual harassment Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:34:34 +0000 5882005 at http://www.globalpost.com Gay former jail guard awarded $98K for harassment at Ottawa detention centre http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130725/gay-former-jail-guard-awarded-98k-harassment-at-ottawa-deten <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - A former jail guard who endured "profoundly humiliating" homophobic harassment at an Ottawa prison has been granted what a grievance board called its largest-ever award for a human rights breach.</p> <p>Robert Ranger worked at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre from 1998 to 2002, when he left because he said he couldn't take the taunts and gay slurs. Eventually, he went on long-term disability, suffering from depression and anxiety attacks to this day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130725/gay-former-jail-guard-awarded-98k-harassment-at-ottawa-deten" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Bullying Business Ethics Labor Law Robert Ranger Social Issues The Canadian Press Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:33:56 +0000 5893851 at http://www.globalpost.com RCMP inspector, federal and B.C. governments face another harassment lawsuit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130801/rcmp-inspector-federal-and-bc-governments-face-another-haras <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - A civilian employee of the RCMP has filed a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit alleging a top-down culture of sexual harassment within the force was so pervasive it couldn't be stopped.</p> <p>Atoya Montague's civil lawsuit details sexual harassment from a superintendent, staff sergeant, sergeant and other members of the force, but it specifically names high-profile Insp. Tim Shields as its focus, claiming he subjected her to on-going harassment and sexual harassment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130801/rcmp-inspector-federal-and-bc-governments-face-another-haras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullying Business Gender-based violence Hospitality Labor Law Politics Sexual harassment Tim Shields The Canadian Press Fri, 02 Aug 2013 02:35:50 +0000 5900544 at http://www.globalpost.com