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NYT reader perfectly explains why women didn’t speak up about Harvey Weinstein

by Jason
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Harvey Weinstein.Image: Getty Images One of the counter-arguments in the whole Harvey Weinstein saga that keeps seeping through social media as more celebrities speak up against the disgraced Hollywood producer is: why didn’t these women come forward years ago? Why not before the New York Times investigation and the public outcry that followed?  SEE ALSO: Georgina Chapman leaves husband Harvey Weinstein with a strong statement Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow were among the heavyweights who on Tuesday alleged the movie mogul sexually harassed them over the years, The New York Times reported. But the comment section was abuzz with people […]

After sexual harassment investigation, Uber fires more than 20 employees

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Image: ap/rex/shutterstock Uber has made a big move in its efforts to improve its workplace culture. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing giant has fired more than 20 people following a sexual harassment investigation, Bloomberg reported, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter. SEE ALSO: Uber’s self-driving car program just dodged a huge bullet but still lost a key member The firings stem from an investigation by Perkins Coie, an international law firm that often works with startups and Fortune 500 companies. The firm had investigated 215 human resources-related problems within the company. These included cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and […]

Tesla just fired the engineer who filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and wage discrimination

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Image: G. Mabanglo/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Tesla has fired an engineer who accused the high-tech auto manufacturer of wage discrimination and a pattern of ignoring sexual harassment. AJ Vandermeyden, who filed a discrimination lawsuit last fall and went public with a Guardian interview in February, was fired from her role at the company. “The termination was based on Ms. Vandermeyden behaving in what the evidence indicates is a fundamentally false and misleading manner, not as a result of retaliation for the lawsuit. It is impossible to trust anyone after they have behaved in such a manner and therefore continued employment is also impossible,” […]