Tag: Sexual Harassment

New York State Expands Workplace Harassment Laws

New York State legislators are heading toward the forefront of cracking down on workplace sexual harassment. They ended their 2019 session passing a plethora of expansions to the state’s existing workplace discrimination laws. Most notably, they removed the requirement for the harassment to be “severe or pervasive” in order for…

Chicago Judge Accused of Sexual Harassment, Trying to Kiss a Cop

Cook County Judge Mauricio Araujo has a history of inappropriate and unwanted sexual advances toward the women working around him. Araujo made sexual advances toward a police officer seeking his signature on a search warrant, cornered a court reporter in an elevator and made demeaning remarks about a prosecutor, state…

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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…