Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Emma Watson launches sexual harassment helpline

LONDON: “Women need to know their rights if sexual harassment at work is to stop,” actress Emma Watson said on Monday as she launched a legal advice line for victims in Britain. The service will give advice on what constitutes sexual harassment; how to bring a grievance or claim at ...

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We shouldn’t be unfair to those accused of harassment: Ajay Devgn

BOLLYWOOD: Ajay Devgn had been vocal about lending his support to women who face harassment in the industry. But his recent statement has us confused. In a recent interview with Filmfare, the Golmaal actor shed some light on what he thinks of the #MeToo movement and working with an accused harasser. He stated, ...

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7 more witnesses challenge Meesha’s harassment claims in court

LAHORE: Seven witnesses appeared before the court to record their statements in actor and singer Ali Zafar’s sexual harassment case, taking the total number of testimonies against Meesha Shafi to nine. The case was heard by Additional Sessions Judge Amjad Ali Shah. Guitarist Asad Ahmed, bass player Muhammad Ali, drummer ...

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Women across Switzerland hold strike for equality

Women in Switzerland walked off the job, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence, AP reported. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the “women’s strike,” while many are also demanding higher pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers. ...

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Cops close Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar

BOLLYWOOD: Tanushree’s sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar has come to a close. The Mumbai Police has filed a closure report in court stating that Dutta’s allegation case lacks of evidence against Patekar. According to Times of India. Reportedly, Dutta’s lawyer, Nitin Satpute also said, “We haven’t yet received any ...

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Bangladesh charges 16 for burning school girl alive

DHAKA: The Bangladesh police on Wednesday sought the death penalty for the 16 people accused of killing a teenaged school girl who was burnt to death by her madrasa principal for reporting a sexual harassment case against him, according to a media report. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, was set on ...

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Harvey makes deal to pay $44m in compensation

LONDON: Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board members have reached a tentative deal with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct, US media report. Lawyers said the settlement to resolve civil lawsuits and compensate alleged victims was worth about $44m (£34.7m). Mr Weinstein denies sexually harassing ...

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Rape allegations against Kami Sid cause stir on social media

LAHORE: Kami Sid, a transgender model and rights activist, has been charged with rape, sexual misconduct and threatening to hide facts about her sexual harassment. Everything started with a user Minahil Baloch’s social media post, in which she asked people not to support ‘ rapists even if they make it ...

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McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment complaints

NEW YORK: McDonald’s Corp was accused in 25 new lawsuits and regulatory charges of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up. The cases announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the labor group Fight for $15, and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund ...

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Sexual assault increased in US military in 2018: report

WASHINGTON: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan called for tougher action against sexual assault in the US military Thursday after an annual Pentagon report said the number of assaults in 2018 had risen from recent years. Sexual assaults reported by Defense Department employees, both men and women, jumped 13 per cent ...

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