Tag Archives: Sexual Misconduct

Harassment and the #MeToo Movement in the Private Club Industry

We published an article in Club Director, titled “Harassment and the #MeToo Movement in the Private Club Industry.” Following is an excerpt:

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Washington Prohibits Nondisclosure Agreements Related to Sexual Harassment or Assault

On March 21, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed bill SB 5996 (the “Law”), which prohibits employers from requiring as a condition of employment that employees sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing them from discussing workplace sexual harassment or sexual assault. The Law goes into effect on June 7, 2018.

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Lead to Shareholder Lawsuits – Employment Law This Week

Featured as our top story on Employment Law This Week: Me too At Work – Sexual misconduct in the C-Suite leads to shareholder lawsuits.

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Sexual misconduct: The use of chaperones to protect patients

On 11 April 2017, the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) released a report prepared by Professor Ron Paterson, being an independent review of the use of chaperones to protect patients in Australia. Professor Paterson concluded that the use of chaperones where sexual misconduct allegations are being investigated does not meet community expectations and does not always keep patients safe from predatory practitioners. Professor Paterson made a number of recommendations as a result of his review, including that chaperones no longer be used (except in exceptional circumstances) as an interim restriction whilst investigations are undertaken into allegations of sexual misconduct by practitioners and for the improvement of handling of sexual misconduct complaints. Both the MBA and AHPRA have accepted Professor Paterson’s recommendations.

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