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#MeToo Makes Insurers Reluctant to Back 'High-Risk' Execs

Company executives worried about negative publicity and lawsuits from sexual harassment allegations are dealing with more bad news. So reports CNBC.

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Political Tensions Poised to Reach New Levels in Workplace for 2020

With the much anticipated Senate impeachment trial underway amid a highly charged presidential campaign that is only likely to grow more heated, companies will have a whole year to contend with political tensions in the workplace.

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New State Laws, Lawsuits, Movie Spotlight Sexual Harassment

Widespread attention to workplace sexual harassment ushered in by the #MeToo movement shows little sign of letting up amid a new movie, state laws and lawsuits.

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Weed-friendly States Raise Concerns Among Employers

Employers in states bordering Wisconsin are contemplating how they should deal with employee marijuana use in their respective workplaces. So reports The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Compliance Violation Leads to LinkedIn HR Head’s Resignation

LinkedIn’s human resources head has left her post following a violation of internal “compliance” rules, Bloomberg reports.

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USA Today Exec Say She Was Fired After Newborn's Death

A woman who worked at USA Today alleges she was improperly fired months after returning to work following her newborn’s death. So reports The New York Post.

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Impeachment Whistleblower: A Teaching Moment for Employers

The whistleblower who set off the impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump serves as a reminder that companies need to be mindful of their own employees’ rights.

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HR Embraces Hiring People with Disabilities

A human resources director at a Philadelphia company had some concerns leading up to interviews with three job candidates with disabilities last year. But 18 months later, Karen Boyle, vice president of human resources at the Graham Co., realized how lucky she was to bring in these candidates. So reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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McDonald’s CEO Firing Shows Less Tolerance for Workplace Sexual Relationships

McDonald’s decision to fire CEO Steve Easterbrook after learning he engaged in what the fast food giant calls a consensual relationship with an employee highlights how more corporations are embracing a zero-tolerance stance in such situations.

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Discrimination Based on Hair Style Ruled Illegal in Cincinnati

Cincinnati has ruled that discriminating against people who wear their hair naturally is illegal. So reports USA Today.

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