Michigan police chief accused of harassing male officers, sharing explicit details about his sex life
A Michigan police chief is being accused of harassing several male officers and sharing explicit details about his sex life, including stories about an officer from another department, a Notre Dame student and several residents in his jurisdiction.
Former Eastern Michigan University student files lawsuit against professor alleging sexual harassment
DETROIT – An Eastern Michigan University professor is in hot water following several sexual harassment allegations from a student. Former EMU student Destiny Hayes says she can’t get the inappropriate images of her 65-year-old professor out of her head. “Adding insult to injury, Eastern Michigan University didn’t do anything. “As of yesterday the professor’s name and his position are still listed on Eastern Michigan University’s website,” said Rand. There is no place on Eastern Michigan University’s campus for any conduct of this nature.
University of Michigan hires consultant after sexual misconduct episode
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan said it hired a consultant to guide changes after the school’s chief academic officer was ousted because of sexual misconduct. Guidepost Solutions will assist the university in following recommendations by a law firm that said it had uncovered sexual misconduct by Martin Philbert during his long career. The July report also said U-M needs to educate students and employees about reporting sexual misconduct. It also has addressed sexual misconduct or discrimination matters at other universities. The university is paying $9.25 million to eight women who reported emotional or sexual abuse by Philbert.
New app gives employees safe way to report bullying, sexual harassment, racism in workplace
Bullying, sexual harassment and racism are problems that happen in workplaces across the United States, and employees often don’t report them. The makers of a new app, called the “#NotMe” app, believe they’re giving employees a safe way to report those types of issues. This week marks the third anniversary of the #MeToo movement, which motivated Ariel Weindling to create the #NotMe app. Then, someone told her about the #NotMe app. People can use the #NotMe app to report any kind of misconduct, even including coronavirus (COVID-19) noncompliance.
Wayne County judge accused of making inappropriate comments to prosecutors, attorneys
DETROIT A Wayne County judge is under investigation for making inappropriate comments during a murder trial and its not the first time hes gotten himself in trouble. The most recent complaint from the Judicial Tenure Commission said Judge Bruce Morrow committed two counts of inappropriate use of sexually graphic language and one count of questioning female attorneys who appeared before him about their physical appearance. Prosecutor Kym Worthys office filed the original complaint from two different, unidentified female prosecutors who claim Morrow made a habit of speaking in unwelcome sexual tones. Local 4 reached out repeatedly to Morrow and his attorney to get their side and received no replies. Morrow was suspended in 2014 by the Michigan Supreme Court on 10 counts of alleged judicial misconduct.
Judge rejects tentative $19M Weinstein deal with accusers
NEW YORK A $19 million settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers and the state of New York was rejected Tuesday by a judge. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in Manhattan said Weinsteins accusers in the proposed class-action settlement were too varied to be grouped together. Three lawyers for several women who had opposed the deal praised what they described as Hellersteins swift rejection of a one-sided proposal. On behalf of our clients, we look forward to pursuing justice against Harvey Weinstein and his many enablers.A spokesperson for Weinstein did not comment. Weve long held that we needed to find justice for all the women that Weinstein preyed upon in a fair and equitable way.
Muskegon landlord faces federal lawsuit for alleged sexual harassment of female tenants
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit Thursday against rental property owners in Muskegon for violating the Fair Housing Act and sexually harassing female tenants. Property owner Darrell Jones is being accused of sexually harassing female tenants by making repeated and unwelcome sexual comments, touching their bodies without consent and requesting sexual favors, according to the complaint. No woman should be forced to suffer sexual harassment to keep her home, said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division. Sexual harassment and other forms of housing discrimination can be reported to the DOJ by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Housing Discrimination Tip Line at 1-800-896-7743, and selecting option number 91 to leave a message. Individuals can also report sexual harassment and other forms of housing discrimination by e-mailing the Justice Department at email@example.comMORE: News
Beaumont, staffing agencies sued for allegedly neglecting to investigate sexual harassment by hospital executive
The sexual harassment lawsuit claims that Beaumont -- along with Crossfire Managed Services, LLC and Med-National Staffing Solutions, Inc. -- neglected to investigate reports of sexual harassment by the hospital’s Director of Environmental Services Gerald Lynch. Dickey began work on April 5, 2019, and notified her Crossfire/Med-National recruiter about the director’s sexual harassment on the same day. Beaumont and the staffing agencies allegedly told Dickey that she could not return to work under these conditions after notifying her recruiter of Lynch’s behavior. According to the lawsuit the staffing agencies allegedly “attempted to coerce (Dickey) to withdraw her sexual harassment complaint” and refused to allow her to return to work until she did. We take all allegations regarding sexual harassment seriously and are committed to providing a safe, non-discriminatory workplace for all staff.