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Guard accused of harassing inmate's girlfriend still has job

Dec. 8, 2019 9:47 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York correctional officer accused of sexually harassing an inmate’s girlfriend is still on the job, even after the agency sought to fire him for making crude comments to the woman, brushing up against her and sending her unwanted emails. The state prison system concluded...

Georgia courts urged to require sex harassment training

Dec. 8, 2019 9:38 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A committee of judges has recommended that all Georgia courts require judges and court employees to participate in sexual harassment prevention training at least once a year. A Georgia Supreme Court news release says the Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of...

County prosecutor pleads guilty amid sex harassment review

Dec. 6, 2019 4:26 PM EST

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor under investigation over sexual misconduct allegations pleaded guilty Friday to negligent assault. Sandusky County Prosecutor Timothy Braun agreed to a plea deal that will spare him jail time but force him to resign by the end of June. He also agreed not to seek...

Iowa worker who took bathroom photos may have many victims

Dec. 6, 2019 2:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A settlement between the state of Iowa and three of its Department of Revenue workers whose genitals were secretly photographed by a male colleague while they were going to the bathroom won't bring the matter to a close, as files found on the fired employee's work computer show he...

GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

Dec. 6, 2019 12:53 PM EST

As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to unveil would...

Kansas judge accused of bigotry, profanities in courthouse

Dec. 6, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry and racism who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his obscene outbursts is facing complaints that his conduct violates the central judicial canons of independence,...

Fired coaches appeal ruling in favor of Delaware university

Dec. 6, 2019 5:05 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two former volleyball coaches who claimed they were fired from the University of Delaware based on age and sexual orientation are appealing a judge's ruling in favor of the school. A federal judge ruled last month that Bonnie Kenny and Cindy Gregory had failed to show that the...

GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

Dec. 6, 2019 12:12 AM EST

As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to unveil would...

Kansas judge accused of bigotry, profanities in courthouse

Dec. 6, 2019 12:05 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry and racism who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his obscene outbursts is facing complaints that his conduct violates the central judicial canons of independence,...

Muslim man sues union, Boston College over mandatory dues

Dec. 5, 2019 8:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Anti-union groups are hailing a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by a Muslim electrician against a union and Boston College. Ardeshir Ansari filed the suit last month after he informed the school and the Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615 last fall...