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Lawsuit alleges Party City denied job to woman with autism

Sep. 22, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who was hoping to land a sales job at Party City was turned down after a manager realized she has autism, according to a federal lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire. The woman,...

Silver memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions

Sep. 21, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations. Silver, in a memo sent to...

Path forward for Kavanaugh could be like Clarence Thomas'

Sep. 21, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. "It doesn't matter how you got here. All that matters...

Report details sexual misconduct by ex-ally of Iowa governor

Sep. 20, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An agency director who was a top ally of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds committed a range of sexual misconduct, harassment and inappropriate behavior that went on for years, an independent investigation concluded Thursday. Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison grabbed one...

EEOC: Offensive behavior 'rife' in Homeland Security office

Sep. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Department of Homeland Security's investigative office in Virginia is "rife with offensive and racially hostile behavior." According to a July report obtained by The Virginian-Pilot , investigators found that a supervisor had called...

Despite sexism claims, Riot Games lands Mastercard deal

Sep. 19, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot announced Wednesday that Mastercard has signed on to be the first global advertising partner for League of...

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

Sep. 18, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald's headquarters while a...

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Sep. 18, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate federal and...

Papa John's new ads: John's out, diverse franchisees are in

Sep. 18, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replace him with a diverse group of franchisees. The commercials show several franchisees looking into the camera and introducing themselves to viewers. "You've heard one voice of Papa...

Germany's DW: Harassment claims against ex-staffer credible

Sep. 15, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Allegations of sexual harassment against a former employee at the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle have proven credible, the broadcaster said Friday, but it would not say whether that case was related to recent accusations of sexual misconduct against a famous Egyptian-British TV host who...