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Maine Expected to End Mandatory Nondisclosure Agreements for Workplace Discrimination

A new bill introduced in Maine seeks to stop employers from requiring their employees to sign nondisclosure agreements during workplace harassment and discrimination settlements or upon hiring. The bill, LD 1529, was passed in the Maine House and Senate during the last session but paused at Gov. Janet Mills’ desk…

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Hosea Chanchez Opens Up About Sexual Abuse

Actor Hosea Chanchez, who portrayed Malik Wright on the widely successful BET show The Game, disclosed via Instagram that he had been molested as a teenager. As he shared a very personal photo from his childhood, Chanchez opened up about the trauma of being sexually molested by his friend’s father…

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Harvard’s First Black Faculty Deans Removed Over Professor’s Decision to Represent Harvey Weinstein in Sexual Assault Cases

Harvard University announced that Professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. and his lecturer wife, Stephanie Robinson, will not return as faculty deans at the Winthrop House, an undergraduate residential house. Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana sent an email to staff and students on Saturday informing them the two would not return…

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Kentucky GOP Lawmakers Pay Accuser $110,000 in Secret Sexual Harassment Settlement, Then Sue to Get Money Back

Marissa Espinosa, a former staffer, received $110,000 in a secret sexual harassment settlement from three current and former Republican Kentucky lawmakers. Now, those same male lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against the victim asking for the money back, plus interest, alleging that Espinosa violated the confidentiality agreement and that she tricked…

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley on Domestic Violence: ‘My Mother, My Shero’ was in an Abusive Relationship

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the reauthorization of the updated Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Thursday afternoon, amid opposition from the National Rifle Association. But ahead of the House vote, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, took to the floor to give a heartfelt speech…