35 Burst results for "Harassment"
Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts
"New Twitter owner Elon Musk says he's granting Amnesty for suspended accounts. I Norman hall. Online safety experts say Twitter owner Elon Musk's decision to allow suspended accounts to return will spur a rise in harassment hate speech in misinformation. The billionaire's announcement came after he asked in a poll posted on his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not broken the law are engaged in egregious spam. The yes vote was 72%, but such online polls are anything but scientific and can be easily influenced by bots in the months since Musk took over Twitter groups that monitored the platform for racist anti semitic and other toxic speech say it's been on the rise. On Norman hall
The Left's Child-Mutilating Death Cult With Terry Schilling
"Another piece of tape here, NBC's brandy zadrozny blames Matt Walsh and libs of TikTok for the increase in violence against the gay community. So it's somehow Matt's fault and Elon's fault and libs of TikTok and shows like ours fault because we're really concerned that children are going to be medically mutilated and lied to by their teachers and these groomers. Play cut 59. Content moderation is a hard task. What we know is that Twitter and where the bulk of this information is right now because that's where the biggest accounts like Matt Walsh and lives of TikTok again where they sort of post this stuff. What's being done? Well, two days ago, we know that Elon Musk, who owns Twitter now. He just reversed the policy that Twitter did have against targeting and harassment of LGBTQ people against misgendering transgender people. So that narrative continues Terry any other thoughts. Yeah, look, I want to skip to the versions because that's what this is. They are the ones committing violence against transgender people or as I would describe them people with gender dysphoria. We need to hold them accountable for the violence and the destruction that they are inflicting on our brothers and sisters on our children. They are destroying their lives. They are creating sexually destroyed people that won't be able to have families that won't be able to have sexual gratification down the road. These are evil people and that's called projection. They are projecting their own guilt onto us because they know that they are the ones that are destroying our kids. They're the ones that are making these people unhappy. And you know why they're doing it because there's power behind it because there's money behind it. This big pharma companies, these surgeons, they're all on camera now, talking about how much money they're making. They're the evil ones. We're the good ones. Don't relent. We have to keep fighting.
DC AG filing civil suit vs. Commanders, Snyder, NFL, Goodell
"The District of Columbia's attorney general is filing a lawsuit against the Washington commanders its owner and the NFL I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Mister Schneider lied to D.C. consumers when he denied knowing anything Anything about the allegations of a hostile work environment and culture of sexual harassment D.C. attorney general Karl Racine laying out the central allegation behind the civil consumer protection lawsuit against the Washington commanders owner Dan Snyder the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell The team is the subject of multiple ongoing investigations also including potential financial improprieties The NFL had conducted its own probe but Racine says the league and Snyder had a private understanding This agreement enabled information about the investigation to be shared with mister Snyder and gave him the keys to determine what could and what could not be shared with the public Ben Thomas Washington
Chris Evans named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine
"Captain America actor Chris Evans has been named People magazine's sexiest man alive With the latest Chris Evans reaction to being named the sexiest man alive my mom will be so happy However he jokes it does leave him ripe for harassment from his friends Evans played Captain America in ten marvel films as well as Johnny storm in two Fantastic Four movies He also was the voice of buzz light year in the light year movie While Evans who is 41 tells the magazine he's thinking about marriage and having a family he does not want to talk much about his private life Still he's flattered because he says when he becomes old and saggy he will look back and remember this
LAPD captain warned CBS about Les Moonves sexual assault claim, NY attorney general says
"CBS and his former president Leslie moonves have reached an agreement with the New York attorney general's office which says the network's executives conspired with a Los Angeles Police captain to hide sexual assault allegations against moonves I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest Under the agreement CBS and Leslie moonves will pay $33 million to shareholders with CBS paying $6 million for sexual harassment programs The office of New York attorney general letitia James says the police captain which the LAPD later identified as Corey palka tipped off CBS about a woman's report about moonves allegedly sexually assaulting her in the 1980s James office says at least one CBS executive sold millions of dollars of stock before
Alex Jones seeks new trial after $1B Sandy Hook verdict
"Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wants a new trial after the almost $1 billion verdict against him for spreading lies about the sandy hook school massacre Alex Jones asked a Connecticut judge on Friday to throw out the nearly $1 billion verdict against him and order a new trial He blames pretrial rulings for what he calls a substantial miscarriage of justice and says damages exceed any rational relationship to the evidence The jury came back with their verdict October 12th The sandy hook families that sued say after Jones called the 2012 shooting that killed 21st graders and 6 educators a hoax they were subjected to harassment and death threats Their lawyer says they'll file a brief opposing Jones request for a new trial I'm Julie Walker
Victor Davis Hanson Comments on the Cultural Assault on Masculinity
"How serious what is the magnitude of that assault is somebody who understood through time the role that men have had in from antiquity to modern western civilization, how serious is the assault professor? Well, if you do this, if you assault the idea of masculinity for 20, 30 years as we have been doing in the schools and you suggest that men are capable always of sexual harassment sexual assault, white men and particular exercise dualities of privilege, then what you do is you've disconnected an entire demographic from mainstream activity in what I'm really worried about is that the fentanyl crisis, this higher incidence of male suicide, especially failure to, I guess we would call it almost failure to advance prolonged adolescence, tocqueville warned us about that. So all of us in our families have this phenomenon that we've never experienced before of nephews or children or friends that are late 20s, males, they date, but they don't form lasting bonds. They don't marry. They don't buy a home. They don't have children. And they're disconnected. They were either prolonged adolescence or and these are, this is the conservative manifestation, but on the liberals manifestation, you see the pajama boy stereotype, these very elite young urban metrosexuals who are not engaging in the body politic. They're not buying a home. They're not confident. They're not getting married. They're not having two or three children. They're not coaching little league. They're not being examples. So, and then it's been disastrous in the African American community as well.
AJ Reviews the Clinton 'Suicide' Death List
"I've detailed the Clinton death slash suicide list of people who've been around. Ville and Hillary Clinton. And why don't we just review this? It's been a while, but there was James mcdougall who was Clinton's convicted whitewater partner who died of an apparent heart attack. While in solitary confinement and he was just only a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation, I mean, that could happen. I mean, that could happen. Then there was Mary Mahoney. Who was a former White House? A White House intern. Who's murdered in July of 1970 7 at a Starbucks coffee shop in Georgetown. And the murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment at The White House. Many of you know about Vince foster, the former White House counselor and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's rose law firm, he died of a gunshot wound to the head, the back of his head, which is a weird way to kill yourself, but either way they call it a suicide. There was Ron Brown, secretary of commerce, and the former DNC chairman, they say he died by intact and a plane crash, and a pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of his skull, resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and he spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. Don't do that.
'Flash' actor Ezra Miller pleads not guilty to liquor theft
"Actor Ezra Miller has pleaded not guilty to stealing bottles of liquor from a neighbor's home in Stamford Vermont in the spring a marches are a letter with the latest Ezra Miller appeared remotely for an arraignment and agreed to conditions that include not having contact with the homeowner Vermont state police say they found several bottles of alcohol had been taken while the homeowner was away in May The homeowner says he had been friends with Miller for about 18 years Miller faces a maximum of 26 years in prison if convicted The next hearing is set for January 13th Miller has starred as the flash in the Justice League films earlier this year Miller was arrested twice in Hawaii including for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar
America's Weird World of Harassment With Stephanie and Judy
"Isn't it just a weird conversation we're having now between the fucking pussy grabber and chief? Who's been incredibly accused by 17 women, including his first wife of rape. Oh, right. Yeah. And then took it back after there was a pre not, you know, not a prenup, excuse me, like a settlement. And they are just openly virulently racist, and so now we're playing this game, right? If false equivalence of, you know, although, did you hear the latest out of Virginia? Let's just say WTF Virginia. Yes, can someone say, can we reboot Virginia just unplug it and plug it back in? Like, Florida is looking at Virginia saying, give me back my weave. Right. It's like, what is going? Okay, but it's a Republican head of the state legislature. Who's fourth in line? Who what? Who's fourth in line? Yes. So the top war who edited all these racist yearbooks then put all these pictures in there. You're like really modifying you're going to play this game. So all right, we gotta have both of our all three of our people resign, right? I mean, if they have to go, he has to go. Yeah. So at least Democrats are and the lieutenant governor that's been accused of sexual harassment. At least Democrats like Kamala Harris are saying, Kamala, pardon me. Are saying, you know, give him due process. Al Franken didn't get due process. No, he did not. Right? No, he didn't. I mean, you know, Judy, I mean, this is different light for comedians, but I'm like, what I saw in that picture is a goofy comedian picture doing a USO tour. I just was like, yeah, I wasn't even touching her. Whatever the other things were like, oh, he was handsy during photo ops. I'm like, I really? No, it just goes back to what you said. You can not do anything now. You can not. Oh my God, do you know how many people had sexy liberals could sue me for being handsy during photo ops?
Brad Dacus: Americans Are Being Told to Believe One Way or Be Fired
"Brad, I'm wondering in your position at Pacific justice institute, are you guys seeing an uptick in the number of these kinds of incidents around the country? Unfortunately, yes we are. We have a case very similar to this. On the other side of the country and Grants Pass Oregon on behalf of two teachers who are expressing themselves online on their own time, off campus on their own website, communicating their opinion about policies for school districts in general. But because someone found out about it, they were fired. And we have had to file a lawsuit. We got their jobs back. Now we're suing for them to have lost wages restored, but this is becoming very, very commonplace. And it's a very frightening attitude that we haven't seen in decades in the modern developed world where in a free world where we have people being compelled to believe only one way or you lose your job. That may be fine for communist China or Russia's Putin, Putin's Russia, where you have to agree with the state or you lose your job, but this is the United States of America. And I think it's important to note that in their investigation, the county's HR department admitted that it did not find any evidence that any time that this gentleman was engaged in any harassment or discriminatory behavior, and that they had absolutely no workplace justification to fire him for whether he did or didn't do on the job. So this is a classic case of a violating a free speech rights free exercise rights and freedom of the press. And again,
Is NY's Anti-Trump Attorney General on the Verge of Collapse?
"Matt Vespa is New York's anti Trump attorney general in the verge of collapse Good lord that would be wonderful That would be a coup if this were to happen come election day No I'm not talking about a literal coup Just a nice upset win against an anti Trump zealot Still a Republican winning statewide and deep blue New York for an office they usually doesn't get much attention Certainly by the media would be a nice scalp for the party this election cycle Attorney general letitia James seemed poised to become a serious gubernatorial candidate in the wake of the groping fiasco That engulfed governor Andrew Cuomo a scandal that became so enveloping that he was forced to resign GE what happened to that poof gone James was one of the state officials that took the allegations seriously A report confirming that Cuomo had engaged in sexual harassment was probably the kill shot to his governorship Catholic replaced him and took a strong lead in the polls Which forced James to retreat Opting to run for another term as New York attorney general James has openly declared war on Donald Trump You can not have a prosecutor Somebody who runs to be prosecutor and then as a prosecutor whose targeting somebody and that's what James has done and she ought to lose her license She should be disbarred but she won't be
Ex-aide who alleged sexual harassment sues Andrew Cuomo
"A one time aid to former governor Andrew Cuomo sues him saying he tried to groom her for a sexual relationship and then smeared her reputation publicly Charlotte Bennett's lawsuit was at least the second to be filed against Andrew Cuomo after multiple women made sexual harassment accusations against the former New York governor forcing his resignation Bennett's lawsuit also named three former aides of Cuomo as defendants It seeks unspecified damages saying Bennett experienced anxiety depression and a neurological disorder after sexual comments by the governor spoiled her job In a statement Cuomo's attorney says he's always said he didn't harass anyone and with each day that goes by more and more information is uncovered showing how evidence favorable to the governor was suppressed Julie Walker New York
Greek Food 101 With Eric
"Family and I had a delicious dinner last night at an authentic Greek restaurant. It was our first time eating there. I want to go back someday, but I don't want to embarrass myself by mispronouncing menu items. I'd like to hear you say saga naki, moussaka, and soca lot P top. Would you be willing to do so? Let me just be honest with you. I don't need this kind of harassment or harassment from anybody, much less from you, Kurt Schmidt and Tucson, Arizona. But I'm going to take it. I'm going to take it because that's what I signed up for, man, okay? So I'm going to try to pronounce these words correctly. I may fail, but okay, the first one, and Alvin, you did a pretty good job. Oh, thank you. And you're a non Greek as far as I know. But the first one is didi saga Nike. Is cheese. That's where you get diet or pita, didi is cheese and pita is like pie or whatever or spanakopita spinach pie. Didi is cheese. Saga Nike is the type of cheese. It's the kind of cheese that they put some alcohol on it and they light it on fire. And it's really, really dramatic, unless you actually get burned by it, in which case it will have failed to be entertaining. But it's called didi saganaki. Most people just say saganaki, 'cause it's the type of cheese. Okay, then we have the very simple moussaka. People also say moussaka because we're in America and we twist things a little bit. But the good people are saying, Musa, Musa. So we have DD saganaki and moussaka. And then the last one. I actually, I'm not familiar with this, and I think this is, I think, in Tucson, Arizona, where Kurt Schmidt lives. There's some Greek restaurant and they're kind of going off the grid and they're doing kind of American Greek stuff because I think this is chocolate pie.
Another US congressional delegation in Taiwan amid tensions
"Another U.S. congressional delegation is in Taiwan I'm Lisa dwyer with the latest Another U.S. congressional delegation is visiting Taiwan as tensions with China remain high over China's claims to the island A steady stream of U.S. visitors have met with Taiwanese officials in Taiwan since U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi visited last month China in response has stepped up military harassment of Taiwan sending warships warplanes and drones towards the island daily The delegation met with Taiwan's president who said the visit conveys rock solid support for Taiwan from the U.S. Congress Florida Democrat Stephanie Murphy said deepening economic relations with Taiwan is one of the most important things Congress can do right now particularly by pushing for a trade agreement with Taiwan I'm Lisa dwyer
Rep. Bob Good: Biden Is Not Concerned About Setting Precedent
"Don't know if you've had a chance to look at the redacted affidavit at all. If you have any sort of gut check reactions, well, I would just say in general terms, this unprecedented action. Further demonstrates the willingness of this administration to continue to weaponize the federal government and all of its resources and assets towards their political opponents. They are not concerned about the precedent that they're setting with these actions because they're going for broke here doing everything and anything they can to harm our former president to try to tarnish his ability to be our next president and they will stop him nothing as evidenced by what they've done. Presidents, as we know, have historically had the ability, of course, to whatever they consider to be classified as an effect declassified. They take with them or their staff does any way to their private residence to their library to their offices with them many of the personal effects and papers and things like that. And the government has the ability to come back and say, hey, we're concerned about this part. We'd like to get this back or what have you and they could have done that through traditional means through traditional methods, every indication is president Trump was fully cooperating with that the government would have been come and look at it in advance and see it previously and they could have just come through normal channels and say, hey, we'd like to get this kind of material back for whatever reason. I'm sure he would have continued to cooperate there. But as we know, Jeff, what they want, no matter who you are, whether you're president Trump, whether you're my friend, Scott Perry, the chairman of our House freedom caucus, whether you're anyone who has stood up to them or stood up as a parent at a school board meeting or whoever you might be, they want the threats, the intimidation, the harassment, to show you what happens when you stand in their way and you
Mona Shaikh Feels American Women Are No Longer the Most Liberated
"How many sexual harassment or and or sexual assault claims does he have against him. 11 T billion. 11 he built, thank you, Chris. Yeah. But okay, also with roe being overturned, are you amazed at the amount of misogyny we're still dealing with really in every area of our lives? You know, I have to tell you that South Asian women. And I think even Middle Eastern women, we always look up to white American women, like yourself, as the most liberated women. As the women with the most freedoms. But now with the overturning of roe V wade, I just feel like I just feel like you guys are at the same level as we are. Yes. This is the problem with looking up to a woman that works in her basement. It really is. Yeah, that's exactly. And I was, I didn't know you worked in a basement until I met you. And I was like, oh, you really do. Yeah. Okay. Yeah, it's a thing.
Horror film convention promoter speaks after Busey charges
"The promoter of a horror movie convention outside Philadelphia says it is helping police after actor Gary Busey was charged with sexual abuse while attending On March east are a letter with the latest Police and cherry hill New Jersey say Gary Busey has been charged with two counts of fourth degree criminal sexual contact one counts of attempted criminal sexual contact and one of harassment They say the alleged events happened during the monster mania convention earlier this month were busey was scheduled as a featured guest Convention promoters right on Facebook and unspecified celebrity guest was removed after attendees complained Busey's representative did not return requests for comments
"harassment" Discussed on Borne the Battle
"Done simultaneously while building your career. That's right. Because I dabbled in UM UC for a while. A little bit of acquisition background. I see, which means experiencing either buying or providing services for the government. That's right. Fellow for The White House leadership program back in 2019 within VA or with the only one from VA to go to that program. I don't even know what that program is, but it sounds cool. It was cool. I got to go away and work at The White House for a whole year. It was incredible. That's right. Director of multiple offices and initiatives with NVA. It's an instant crew that I would like to explore more as a normal episode. Yes. But this is a benefits breakdown episode. We're here to break down break down your office. So you're now the director of VA assault and harassment prevention office. So this office is tasked with bringing down the only sexual assault and harassment is also tasked with preventing violence. Yeah, well, we really focus in on ending harassment and sexual assault, and our offices are strategic office at the central office in Washington, D.C.. And so we really try to look for strategic efforts, you know, we look for gaps in policy. We look at things like, do people have a way to report harassment if they want to report it. You know, we look at, you know, just ways to make it easier for veterans to feel welcome in the VA. And it doesn't matter how you self identify yourself identify male female. We believe every single person who walks into a VA facility should be treated with respect and should be welcomed. We earn it. We earned it. If you raise your right hand, you want to. Exactly. That's right. You should be treated with more respect. And get the healthcare that you deserve. Absolutely. The fact that all that stuff. Absolutely. How did your previous experiences, the ones that just alluded to? How have those led you to this role within VA? Well, I have to say, I'm really lucky to be in this role. Because I'm a marine, I'm a marine veteran, and once you've served, you're always with you. It's a part of me. And so I get to continue serving for veterans like me. And I think what prepared me is just really understanding VA, understanding my own work as a woman veteran. And then my own experience in the Marine Corps over 20 years. And so that I was able to translate those feelings and beliefs into this job. And I'm lucky because I have a great team that I work with, have super supportive leadership. I mean, it wasn't my idea to stand up this office. I one day actually, when I came back from that White House leadership program, the boss said, hey, what do you want to do now that you're back? And I said, well, I want to work on something that's super important for this administration. And I want to make an impact. I want to do something that's important that's complex and I want to make an impact. And he says, I know what you can do. You know, he said, you know, I'm hearing from veterans that they're being harassed. I'm hearing from veterans service organizations that we need to do something about it. And I need your help. And it was just me. It was like one of me, you know?.
"harassment" Discussed on Therapy for Black Girls
"Also could be people from school that they may know. And so it varies. And your work you've identified that adolescence of color are most likely to be the ones that suffer from online victimization. Can you say more about that work? Yes. So we actually stopped administering our measures that assess online racial discrimination and traumatic events online to white populations just because we found early on that some white kids didn't even know their race, right? And when we would ask them about racial discrimination, they would say, well, one time, this British person was making fun of Americans. And so we were like, okay, we're talking about apples and oranges here. But early on in the first study of online racial discrimination and psychological adjustment, for example, we found that black high school students experienced online racial discrimination 29% of the sample experienced online research discrimination, whereas only 20% of whites said that they had those experiences, and now again, they aren't able to recognize what's racial discrimination. And so that number could be inflated a bit. And so did the research really talk about how this was impacting the young people? Yes. And so early on, we never published this study, but we showed that online racial discrimination was not associated with any of our mental health outcomes for white children. I've been studying this topic for 20 years and we've consistently found that online racial discrimination is associated with depressive symptoms. We've seen it associated with anxiety. And more recently, we've done studies where it's actually associated with suicide ideation. And so we're hoping to get that manuscript submitted very soon because of this rise that we're finding with black youth and suicide. Yeah, you know, doctor times I read something that you wrote, I think, a couple of years ago around parents and adults have concerns around screen time related to devices, but really this is a greater concern. The cyberbullying that children and adolescents might be experiencing online. Absolutely. So I argued in that New York Times piece that just being on a screen does not tell us a whole lot about people's mental health outcomes. I think because a lot of times black kids in particular may have positive experiences with race where they're interacting with other black people, they are supporting one another. They're learning how to critique and resist racism, right? And so in some instances, their screen time is really beneficial. And we've actually found that connecting with other black people online for adolescents is associated with increased empathy over time. We have both these positive and negative outcomes that can result from the time that people spend in front of screens. So do you have suggestions for maybe how parents or adults can talk with their young people about whether these kinds of instances are happening or whether they might even be perpetrators or something is?.
"harassment" Discussed on Therapy for Black Girls
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"harassment" Discussed on Parenting for the Future
"Our voices is my umbrella nonprofit organization that i formed as the only organization in the world doing this work to eradicate these silencing mechanisms because as we were speaking about earlier it's only when companies decide to be on the right side of history and allow their workers to have the freedom of voice that we start to unravel the horrible dirty laundry that we've created and really truly solve this issue once and for all and the way we do that. I believe the silver bullet is to get rid of these silencing mechanisms. first and foremost So you've been working with a bipartisan coalition of legislators to introduce an advocate for the ending forced attrition of sexual harassment act of the fear. Act what this does or is that it voids forced arbitration agreements that prevent sexual harassment survivors from to your point getting their day in court. Exactly it so. It was introduced in bipartisan fashion. At the end of two thousand seventeen in both the house and the senate and then as we all recall a bunch of stuff was happening with president trump and so a not a got done especially nothing bipartisan. And so when the new congress came into session in this past january I was asked to testify before the house. Judiciary committee which i did. And i'm i'm sure that time that people are listening to this podcast. That bill will have been introduced again in the house and the senate in bipartisan fashion. Joe biden was one of the first people to sign onto our mission. At least our voices again. We're apolitical so we asked. Every presidential candidate on the elegant and democratic side back when there are a bunch running at almost every single one joined our mission and so now we will hold president biden accountable for that won't be tough because he agrees with us. What will be a tough thing. Let me tell you. Passing ability to law is incredibly difficult. So just the fact. That has bipartisan. Support behind this is huge because the parties. Don't wanna do anything together right now. And wouldn't it be amazing if we could pass this and make this law and and helped so many millions of workers especially in this hyper harrison political time that we that we live in. So i'm really really optimistic and This will be pedal my greatest achievement in my life of an children if i can accomplish this because it's not going to be about gretchen carlson. It's going to be about the millions of other people who don't have platform that. I have to make this happen. He absolutely absolutely. It's so funny. Because as you were talking i said this is going to be your legacy. That was exactly what was going through my mind. There is a senator in california. I wanna say. Her name is connie lever. Yeah and she corresponded cosponsored..
"harassment" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"I just i. I got a dwell for just a moment on this topic. Let's talk about joe biden's but no no not his be utd but but his ut but when asked about the harassment of chris cinema joe biden says it is inappropriate but it happens to everybody. He supposed to be the leader supposed to be the leader..
"harassment" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"I don't know if cbc has a as a training module for marginalized journalists who will like how like what to expect. And what can you do when you get this. And here's the support that we're gonna give you. I suspect there's nothing right and instead because there's this obsession with with the jsp journalism standards and practices. It's even harder to fight back against this because you don't know if what you say to fight back is actually going to be used against you in is actually going to be used to then get your self discipline and i feel like that's like one of the most difficult things is like when you don't know what is going to get you in trouble when you when you were when you want to say something because you're under attack but you don't know if you're going to get in trouble from your boss then you're just like in a box and then it's really really really difficult and not be very psychologically damaging and so having workplaces where we're we're management is Is not only aware but like forced to read all of these messages and forced to spend time with these messages or spend time understanding what journalists are receiving I think probably would go a long way to getting them to understand that if if a were to quote unquote lash out which i totally support by though. I think that people have the right to respond. however the fuck they want without being afraid of management Coming down on them but if there was this freedom and this this support i think that that also would go a long way and the the goal has to be to minimize harm. Not just the the personal harm which is really really important to to minimize. The only way you can talk about is when you bring a lot of people in the room that have experienced this to discuss together to to generate ideas and brainstorm. And that's where you're going to start to come up with some really solid Ways to to help and support one another but then you also have to ensure that newsrooms are not locations were they are going to punish people are going to react in the way that these tactics are intended for them to react. Which is what. They're far too fucking often an absence of all of that. You might sit back and go fuck. Guess we've got to call the cops. Which i mean again like. I don't know. I just don't know how i don't know how a single journals i know that there's two kinds of journals in this in this fucking country one who would call it on one and would not when they need a coffee. But they don't need to go and i know that the the ones who called nine one one for a cop or the vast majority which is part of the problem but there needs to be some more open conversations about this and they they shouldn't always be led by the people who are also always getting all the hate that's just putting too much responsibility on people's shoulders unless you're there and you're ready to do that then of course and you should be talking about that and i don't know i i. I'm not a member of the j. I don't know if that's the location where you can have this kind of conversation. I mean it's a. It's kind of obvious because the i mean that the canadian association of journalists But but maybe this has to be is actually just like just people who are always attacked online getting together and saying okay like what is it. Look like for you. What kind of resources do you have. What about you as you. How would you wish you had blah blah blah and then starting to figure out how to had a had a support each other better and then had a map this stuff out you know i..
"harassment" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Buckle all the time and it just happened to be in this case maxime bernier. Who's too far right. And then they're like. Oh no this was too far. But it's not too far when it's jason kenney telling people who attacked journalists right i mean sometimes sometimes it's like oh don't do that but i mean. Give me a break like this blade. The far right knows is. This is a tactic that works because managements of a lot of different broadcast agencies buckle under the pressure and until management is like what you can fucking try to get these people fired. You can send off emails. You can do all this stuff or whatever. We will always have a journalist back until you get to. That moment of course is gonna be a tactic that people still continue to employ. and so. where's the conversation but what happens within the newsroom. To protect fulltime workers part-time workers freelancers are always the ones that are last one thought about right. And then where's the conversation about things like cutting a camera crew down to like two people so that the only person who's standing there going live talking into the microphone is also the person that that has to react. When someone says racist or sexist things in their ear walking by analyzed hit. Oh right 'cause 'cause management cut those cruise down to only two people rather than three or four or five so we gotta make those systemic connections because if we're gonna reach the police as a fucking option in the media we are fucked like just one hundred percent fucking thought and then there's just no point even fucking trying for at that point you know when i when i heard that they had suggested the police is like the solution for this. You know besides rolling my eyes. I thought back to times when i was dealing with what felt like more credible threats with my for myself for people that i worked with or even when when you're dealing with really intense online hate and i was talking to you and people in your circles about like what we could do.
"harassment" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"You know we don't talk enough about. I don't think no. I don't think we talk enough about online talk several times online harassment. But i wouldn't mind talking about it again. Yeah so the last week there has been targeted campaign and it looked so targeted that looks like maybe one or a couple of people but either like they're all connected probably 'cause the kinds of threats of the same And when you get a lotta hate mail you can tell like this is weird. That's coordinated for his like. Oh these random actually. There's a definitely random letters receiving but there's been this this targeted hatred. That's been that's been trying to go after. Journalists tons of racial as journalists women journalists in this country and a lot of those journals have been sharing the the message that they've been getting which which is really interesting because you know in the past. I know that there's like this weird kind of like acceptance of mainstream journalists. They shouldn't share the stuff or if they did they were blanco parts. That are identifying. Because i'm not sure why. I always thought that was very fucking weird. So in the past this targeted situation happening and then then the canadian association journalists but said a statement saying that they want law enforcement to get involved and yeah and i was like i was like what is like. Yes yes yes. Yes and it was like we politicians. I'm like okay. you're media okay. But the politicians all right. That's interesting let's think through that cops and like bernie boom cop cops. What what the fuck would they do. Maybe you have a conversation with this in a broader way to talk about these what what are the forces behind online harassment. And what's actually happening here and why organizationally can use association of journalists should not be mentioning the fucking rcmp as a as a body. That's going to protect them. Because news flash. The only journalist of the rcmp is gonna be protecting is not the journalists who will be the most at risk of targeted harassment. E yeah i it's remarkable to me. How much still. I mean even after all of the mainstream discussions about policing that we've had in the last little bit how easy it is to say. Let's just let the cops deal with it. It is it is stand in that lazy people turn to when they want to say. This is legitimately unsafe and we have to do something about it. But i don't know what that something is. They say the police need to get involved. The police don't know what to do either and they are not equipped to do anything about this to protect anyone. If they were those of us who get hate mail on the regular to who might be having a conversation in your ear right now. That shouldn't have been solved like a fucking decade ago. Okay like when we still students getting hate mail from raggedy dudes who don't want women to get abortions right like this is such a problem this kind of targeting from the right from the white supremacist white specific right specifically which is what we're talking about in these particular cases. This is such a problem that requires a systemic solution. And it's a systemic solution that the people who have the power to put that sort of systemic solution in place are refusing to even consider the question we need to ask ourselves is what creates this situation that we have right now. What creates a situation that we have right. Now where people are so distrustful of the government so distrustful of the world around them and the way that is set up.
"harassment" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Happening. And don't make this like you're all experiencing the same surges in parts of this country. Cova cases are going down. Ontario notably quebec also as well in maritime things are kind of stable and parts of the maritimes. Labrador courses had a surge in cases. But what. I've seen zero discussion of other than the zero discussion of workplace breaks. And this is not what we're talking about tonight either. But there's been zero discussion about the outbreaks that are happening within provincial. Jails and there is a of a forty three percent outbreak in edmonton freeman center. There's a thirty seven percent outbreak in the toronto east detention center. Those are both provincial facilities. There are no outbreaks in federal facilities currently and according to two correctional services canada. And yes. i've seen some news about it but but it is it is it is shelters. It is friendly services where people sleep overnight to have the services and it is in prisons and jails that covert is the most deadly and that the that the population is is is most vulnerable because of a lot of factors that are making vaccination difficult and so pay attention. Spend your time telling people pay attention to this and let's make sure that this doesn't just get forgotten while people are kind of in this vaccine kind of hay day of. Oh my god. I needed but of course if you're in the northwest territories roberta's scotland. You're just trying to get by and that's totally to one other small piece of news. That is actually really fucking major that our listeners should know about. Have you heard about what happened at fairy creek The injunction this is exactly what i'm talking about the injunction so the junction expired. And the company -til cedar products applied to extend the injunction that permits the rcmp to remove protesters from their work worksites. The courts declined to extend the injunction and their reasoning is unprecedented. The reasoning is because the rcmp. Who are act in all kinds of fool. Their reasoning is because the rcmp..
"harassment" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"I can see if i can help you out but it should be pretty obvious this week. We have to say. Thank you so much to allaster. Zach jonathan and saffa. Thank you so much thank you. Okay nora so did you see what justin trudeau is up to this week. Let's let's like promise ourselves not spend more than fucking ninety seconds on this issue. Oh okay go or maybe we can more. Yeah it might have to be a little bit. More went on vacation on vacation on the first nationally. Recognized truth and reconciliation day Justin trudeau after all of his pontificating about You know since what fucking twenty fifteen or you know beyond All of his support for indigenous nations and communities that he decided that honest day he would go surfing into pheno. yes This is i think one of those examples where you really see justin trudeau like for who he is like. He doesn't care and there are so many ways that he could have not done this. He could have gone on vacation the day after or two days after or taking a long weekend just like so many of us are to do at the end of this week right like he did not need to do this and i think that. What's what's horrible is to tell the tell people invite you to spend the day with them because it's such an important day that you are meetings day. I mean that's not where you were and so obviously that's going to create a sensation and it's obviously going to create a sensation among people who are not using this issue in a in in good faith rights as a lot of right-wing broken by the toronto sign. And there's a lot of right when people who are like oh hypocrite. Look at him and who would. Who probably didn't fuck in. Recognize the day either right but this is this is part of where trust and trudeau is such a problem that he he gives so much bates to the far right..
"harassment" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Hey sandy he noura. What's that i wanted to just start this in a way. That was like a little bit different because it feels like nothing is up feels. Everything's kind of just like grinding along into winter. That's what's up. yeah literally nothing is up. It is so hot right now. In way i feel like i can't do anything. It's like the kind of hot we just want to go to sleep. It is that hot and nothing really is going on but to joined in yours switching things up a little bit you know how often hating on the liberals especially because of like some shit. That's happened on twitter. That like boils into my rage for the week and then spills out on sunday on this show. No no you never hate on the liberals you love them. Yeah you're right. That's not me well this week. Let me reserve that range for the green party. What is with the green party. Twitter are they all former liberals twitter rights. Probably probably. maybe that's the problem. But i so okay. From the beginning. Elizabeth may wrote a very weird op. Ed in the toronto star it is the title of this op. Ed is elizabeth may annemie. Paul told me to stay silent. But now i must say something k. So that's weird number one. Because was elizabeth may really that silent. Well also did she tell you or did she like ask you to like let her be the leader and just maybe fuck fuck off forbidden. Was she a reasonable us. I don't know it is. It's a it's a. It's a bizarre article for a few reasons. One one of which is this admission machines. Like as i step down to be leader i really desired an indigenous person to take after me. What no what in the article published. I really was hoping that an indigenous person would be the leader. No one step forward instead. We got paul who is a brilliant black women..
"harassment" Discussed on The Signal
"Health and safety laws botch cake. Jenkins made this recommendation for raisin and the idea behind the positive. Judy was to actually strengthen those laws to make it easier for women will. They are as the women who are sexually harassed. A work to come forward and briana actually spoke to k- jenkins to see what she makes of the emission of that recommendation. Look i make fifty five recommendations and the positive is that many of them have been accepted at government and others have funded them and action has started. There was an opportunity when the legislation was opened up when the fairway catch and the sex discrimination act where recently amended. But i do think the conversation by for employers and where kazan the community is going to cape the spotlight on this issue so as an optimist i would say. I think the conversation hasn't gone way. And as you know. I have said i'm not giving up not because i'm determined although i am but because each does create a really important underpinning of the system and it is a part of the floor that has existed in the system that has held us back to this to quite substantial gap according to kate jenkins but there are also some things that companies can do themselves. Can you tell us a little bit about sam. Showed up while of what's really interesting about. Sam schroeder is that she's not only someone who has experienced sexual harassment at work in fact..
"harassment" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"You know when you ask. Americans how serious of a problem sexual harassment is you know. Seventy nine percent of women versus fifty five percent of men. Say it's a major problem right. And we know that women over index within the democratic party. That is helping to drive some of this as well. But i think given the in which sexual harassment plays a huge factor in kavanagh's nomination. This issue is increasingly politicized as well on that question voting for a politician who had been accused of sexual harassment that pri poi- referenced earlier actually did split it down by gender as well and only nineteen percent of democratic man in fourteen percent of democratic. Women said they would vote for a candidate who had been accused of multiple accusations of sexual harassment whereas sixty one percent of republican men in forty eight percent of republican. Women said the same now. I do think you know you need to take that in the context of that falling right after the cavanaugh hearing perhaps if it had been a high profile democrat on the political stage we would see some differences there that said the poll after poll after poll does show that when you ask about whether or not sexual harassment is a major problem. Democrats are more likely to say that it is in republicans who clearly partisanship isn't important factor. Here yea in some ways you know this is this is also an issue that has become part of the culture wars that divide the the two parties understanding that there's also partisanship involved in in many cases that partisanship mix it kind of harder to have maybe more clear. I debate about what is and isn't acceptable from politicians because partisanship takes over and so on and so forth coming back to promo in particular. It's wednesday tuesday was overwhelmingly. The democratic party told the governor to resign. What do we think happens in the coming weeks or days was i think nathaniel kind of established at the outset. Here you know the question now centers. On impeachment rate you know both the state assembly speaker in the state senate majority leader have suggested that there is willpower for impeachment. And so will that process kickoff will coamo in his aides working behind the scenes to kind of stop that you know if cuomo does resign or is impeached and it will also be history-making making in the sense that lieutenant governor kathy hokuto is next in line to become governor yet she would be the first female governor of new york Which would definitely notable Yeah i think that going into yesterday my guess was that komo was going to not resign but also not run for reelection. I i saw that as kind of the best face. Saving move for him now. I knew call me. Crazy is kind of the boy who cried wolf situation but I do kind of think that he's going to resign. I think the pressure has gotten to be so high Basically everybody every democratic politician right up to the white house has now called on him to resign. It's not totally up to him anymore. Because you have the The legislature who appears to be willing to impeach him and. I think that that is gonna be the straw that breaks the camel's back so i feel like meal sure how long the impeachment process will take so maybe cuomo will try to hold on until it's absolutely certain that he's going to be removed But i feel like in a matter of weeks months the He will resign. That's just my prediction though Prediction from an elections analyst. At five thirty eight it's gut instinct to be clear. There is not You know we don't have a forecast model for resignations. all right we'll leave things there for now. of course we will check back in. We might be back with an emergency. Podcast if the governor resigns although we've already.
"harassment" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"You mentioned governor. Ralph north of virginia who very much rebounded from his scandal earlier in his administration. Are there any other historical parallels here. And how do these kinds of things shake out. I mean i'm trying to think of a case where an entire party basically has turned against a politician but the person hasn't resigned. I mean is. This is the comparable thing like the tail end of the two thousand sixteen campaign after the access. Hollywood tapes were trumped. Kind of didn't step aside. Give some historical context to understand what's going on right now. I keep a database of office holders who encounter scandal and great database to keep track of its Yeah it can be Interesting there are some creative scandals You know as well as obviously some extremely disturbing ones like this one but so in this database since the beginning of the trump era we have tracked fifty seven federal or state wide politicians. Not including cuomo actually so this is fifty seven kind of who've had Their situation has been resolved so to speak fifty-seven politicians have face scandal and only twelve of them resigned so it's actually not uncommon for politicians to try to tough it out the caveat. There is that it doesn't necessarily mean that they recover a lot of those people retire or they lose reelection You mate has done research that has found scandals Take a significant amount of support off of kind of shave a significant amount of support off of your reelection campaign. And of course you know. I do think you north them is a pretty good example of someone who was able to tough it out. That's when you look specifically at allegations of sexual misconduct or unwanted sexual advances. The resignation rate is higher seven out of fourteen. But that's also a very broad category and it goes from everything from inappropriate facebook messages to allegations of rape. So you know it's hard to necessarily say Is hard to pick out an exact parallel. I think for cuomo It is worth mentioning you know. Everybody does talk about north Not as many people talk about. Virginia lieutenant governor justin fairfax who was accused. Is one of these people who was accused of rape and he didn't resign either. He did end up running for governor and lost terribly So i certainly wouldn't say that he whether the scandal but he was able to stay in office at least. Yeah also i mean. Some of the context for the virginia nesting dollars scandals was somewhat unique in that. The governor lieutenant governor attorney general had something of a suicide because they were all facing some kind of scandal at the same time in all. Three of them resigned than a republican. Would've become governor of. Virginia and democrats didn't want that so they kind of in sometimes accepted the circumstances and moved on one other interesting thing. I think from the data daniels collected as you know twenty eighteen. He wrote an article that kind of touched on how we were in a period. Where sexual misconduct allegations. Were signaling kind of an unprecedented cultural Moment when it came to resignations more people had resigned that six month period than in the previous five years right. I do think though given the long history of metoo in this country like we know roughly two years of being on a national stage. We have sorry to see kind of a backlash to it. That while yes. The share of americans who think sexual harassment is more of a serious issue in the workplace in this concern especially grown Among democrats you know gallup polling found eighty percent of democrats think too serious issue versus sixty two percent of the population but the problem is like sexual harassment as mcdaniels..
"harassment" Discussed on Workplace Justice
"A state court decision. It's found that it was enforceable. And you know who can think for that. Law matt lauer. I'm not kidding yeah. I'm not. I'm not being i'm being serious. It's all because of what was going on in me to and and a lot of the networks fox news. Nbc that's why there's this impetus to pass new laws. So thank you matt lauer. We have good law on the books now because hopefully then. We don't know you guys love this. Do you know that matt lauer once interviewed me on the today show about sexual harassment. Really interviewed have that is after everything really came to light with him where you look at that interview and you just shake your head and you say it's not that he's self that he's he lacks self-awareness. It's that he's just delusional. What interview was it where he is really coming at somebody whereby it's really criticism about sexual harassment. And this is all while everything was going on. I mean it's all laid out catch and kill book. I'll have to remember it. I wish i knew the top of my head right now but it. It became a very famous interview much after the interview took place for the women that are listening to this. I think it's really important that as we're talking about arbitration mandatory arbitration that a lot of employers try to provide employees. What are some of the considerations that number one. What is the reason behind employers decision to actually do this. Why do they want you to sign off on mandatory arbitration clauses nondisclosures. Before anything even happens. What are the actually looking to prevent or they don't want anything in the public domain. Nothing nothing and recently. I've actually seen some brokerage firms are getting away from finra. Some brokerage firms are actually now putting in their employment agreements that you'll go to triple a. the american arbitration sociation or jams and i would speculate that one reason they'd rather do that is finra puts out public awards Puts out in the end a decision. Now they don't tell you very much typically. But at least you have a name of plaintiff's a defendant affirm right in a decision and usually a little something about the case sometimes more than that usually. It's just a little. And i think even that was more than the securities industry wanted to put up with and the other thing is it they they go to these other forums and they also lock up in doing that. They lock up promises. That people can't even talk about their arbitrations right. So i found saying. I don't think that aaa or jams. I know that finra doesn't say kendra says you can go ahead and talk about whatever you want your arbitration case about the hearing ages. Don't make the documents public right. Let's talk a little bit about when you were going through the process of writing your book and a lot of the read many different portions of your book. I saw a lot of different stories of women and about the experience within the environment the work cultures the the toxic environments that they had to endure an i guess for the listeners. That are listening. Have you seen that can kind kinda give us a little bit of background into like that culture. And how much is that. Culture changed in the last. Let's say now in twenty twenty one from the time when you actually wrote this book that you know in the nineteen nineties and two thousands. It was pretty blatant. people would send strippers into you. Know the trading room men would grab women in front of other people the big actual boom boom. There was a thing called the boom boom room to a smith. Barney branch had a basement party rooms that they call the boom boom room and the guys would go down there and get drunk and women would go down there sometimes too. They were very uncomfortable about it. So i guess the bottom line of that era was do whatever you want. And you don't have to hide. I would say that since me. Two men have caught on. You'd better hide it because people are onto them so they're still sexual harassment. Let's let's not for ourselves. You guys you know more than anybody. You see the campus coming in but i think that men are smarter to do what they do or say what they say when there are people are hand so i think that's. That's one big difference. The other thing that's really different is women are so much better. Inform and as a result of the gretchen. Carlson suit against fox news. She recorded you know she recorded her harass it right and i think the women an awful lot of women and i'm sure you guys you can tell me what you see an awful lot of women walk into the offices of lawyers. I speak to and they've already got recorded of guys harassing them. So women are much more savvy about building their records before they actually file a complaint. I think education is the biggest difference and john. C it so so blatantly but it still happens a lot of the women in the nineties that you interviewed. Were a lot of the women hesitant to come. Forward had a fear of shen. Or 'cause i'm surprised you even got that many women to to talk to you. Yeah it wasn't easy definitely wasn't easy. They were terrified. Acid terrified. i remember when i was first working on that very first story about the coming lawsuit. I had a draft of the lawsuit before it was filed. And i was lining up interviews to do when i got home at night because they couldn't talk to me from worse and it was pulling teeth. I had to have like. I'd have people bad for my character. And then finally i would get an interview setup half the time i would get on the phone with these women and they start telling me their story and they would get so upset. They couldn't proceed with interview and so yes. It took a long time to gain trust from people. He took an even longer time for people to agree to go on the record. And i you know. I i love when people go on the record because it helps my stories right the credibility of them but i also understand why women don't want to because when you speak out your history right so yes they were. They were very very frightening and to this day. A lot of the women from back. Then when i talk to them i mean they'll still break down and cry about what happened to them and they still feel the impact and ptsd. They're very sad story. What happened to them. Susan i wanted to ask you. How do you see i guess the metoo movement and how do you see sexual harassment allegations and complains and i guess sexual harassment in general at actually happening in a post covid landscape. The reason i ask is because cova has taken its toll obviously on a lot of daily activities and a lot of things that we kind of took for granted socially right in terms of just free movement and we've seen at least a drought right in terms of the number of people who are complaining of sexual harassment or sexual harassment cases. I think by virtue of the fact that people just aren't going to work people are working from home. The things that typically lead to sexual harassment are just having existed as much for example. I remember jeff. And i worked together at a firm where you could almost bank on christmas party. Sexual harassment allegations from basically mid december until mid january. We calls all the time about this and obviously didn't have any holiday. Parties shouldn't have halloween parties and so on and so forth so expect to my original question is what if anything do you see the covid. Nineteen pandemic in hiatus from people going into the office and having social gatherings. And how do you think that'll impact. I guess people sexually harass others going forward if at all.
"harassment" Discussed on Workplace Justice
"By an award winning investigative journalist who has been featured as a columnist at new york times bloomberg the street and usa. Today she is the author of the metoo book about sexual harassment on wall street tales from the boom boom room. The landmark legal battles that expose wall street's shocking culture of sexual harassment. susan intel. Thank you so much for taking out the time to speak with us here. Susan tell us about your book. I'm intrigued tell us. About what made you write the book. Tell us the whole experience of really writing these book back in. I'm assuming the nineties. I was writing the nineties and it got published in two thousand two. So yeah so i had broken story about a lawsuit that women at smith barney brought against the firm for sexual harassment. It became a class action suit and So i perfect story of writing a lot of follow up stories and it actually was getting a lot of attention at the time and i can literally tell you the moment when i decided to write a book because i was sitting at my desk at bloomberg and i had just seen a feature story in a florida paper where a woman broker was featured smith barney broker talking about how she loves her job and how well smith party treated her which was not the case in the twenty two thousand people who qualified for the class and that weekend i had seen a full page ad in the new york times magazine were smith. Barney was presenting itself as a real friend of women. It was a commercial about their breast cancer awareness efforts which they never done anything like that before. I sent my guest. I said you know if. I don't write a book about this. These peop- bergener rewrite history. Now they're going to spin this their way. They have a massive pr operation. And they're going to change the facts. Here alternate facts and said at that moment. Nothing is going to stop me. I'm going to write a book about this and so that you know it took a couple of years. I was threatened with lawsuits. It got pretty ugly talked to a lot of lawyers of men who was allegedly sexually harassing people and in the end. I think i think that what i produced most importantly was really a roadmap for women. I mean that's not the way it reads because it's the narrative but really what i wanted was to just show exactly how this system worked so that any woman going into the system was gonna understand the advisable stuff to do stuff. She shouldn't do and most of all how she was going to be treated. Because it's as all of you know it's a terrible process for women go through so that was sort of the short version of why i wrote the book and what it took but there was a lot of blowback. There was there you know. There were a lot of threats coming from lots of companies including smith. Barney who's whose lawyer there came a point in writing the book where a lot of people over two year period had declined to speak with me and after a couple of years. I thought you know i better go back to them because anybody could call them and say i'm writing a book rate and i've never back to them and tell them what i've learned about them and give them the option of commenting and so i sent out. I think it was forty. Four certified registered letters to various players. And i said you know. I mean it was really letters crazy having the stuff that i had to like. Describe that they'd allegedly done. And one of the letters that i got back was a seven and a half page single spaced letter from the outside defamation council at smith barney basically saying that if i wrote the book they were gonna suny and so it was a pretty contentious process. Yeah book was published after the case had already concluded and settled or was it during we actually during because what happened in that case a judge certified the class and instead of preceding and doing what is done usually as done getting chunk of money nebi distributed. They set up a system another system of arbitration. So the women who were in the class then had to go one by one into arbitration system that setup using some people at duke university and they had it into tears i could just. I could just get an offer from the company for how much money they'd like to give you an if you didn't like that you could go into mediation and if the mediation didn't work you could then go into this arbitration and. Interestingly for the first time ever the arbitration was not allow members of the media. While i read. I read these stores confidential. No the only time that the only time arbitrations were not confidential. And i read these terms. And i said they're not gonna let anything code arbitration but in fact of them did and i attended i dunno. I think five or six different arbitrations that they were really interesting. There was a later lawsuit brought by women. Merrill lynch is very similar lawsuit and same plaintiff's lawyers and a very similar arbitration system was set up there and i went to a lot of those operations to so by the time i wrote the book there when i read the book is still were some women who had not gotten away through that arbitration simple car and that's a very common process at least we've seen is when you have wall street bank sir hedge funds is that they have these very particular and very thoroughly drafted employment agreements when you start to basically say if for any there's any legal matter for which you seek to pursue. The first step is mandatory mediation. And if that is unsuccessful you have mandatory arbitration. I mean they're julie pursuant to finra right finres in there as well but for the matters involving what we do we we do most stuff which is out outside ephedra and it's basically everything they can do to keep you out of court right. Even even it's the whole mandatory mediation process supersedes the ability to even file in court. There's a lot of times people challenge arbitration agreements as being unenforceable but mediation provision is absolutely enforceable. So it's that first bite at the apple is well even so that we can keep it out of any kind of court. Refers can have a mediation process. It's very common with banks with big especially still doesn't prevent plaintiff's counsel from filing the lawsuit getting a rob forcing them to compel are well. Let's put it this way and this comes from just the plaintiff's attorney i've never met a plaintiff's attorney a good one who cannot find a reason to challenge arbitration agreement. You might not win right but you can get it in court you get filed and you can get the court to basically say you have to give me interim reports about what's going on with it and that way if the defendant's right if they are pulling any games and funny business with the arbitration at that point can reach out to the court and say they're violating the arbitration agreements. So the court should rip up is unenforceable and we should proceed through the court process at that point. That's when defendants because we're recording. I'm not gonna say. I was ordering get scared. And that's when they begin to mysteriously very much comply with the arbitration process. All of a sudden as soon as you say. I'm right in the court to tell them. You're not following the rules. And i want this to be deemed on enforceable. Wait wait wait wait wait. Hold on a minute. So there's a whole issue with you. Know there's a new law. New york that prohibits arbitration mandatory arbitration agreements someone dealing with discrimination cases including sexual harassment. And there's a split in authority now was to whether it's actually enforceable or whether the federal arbitration act preempts it so right now there's a federal court that found that it was unenforceable and.
"harassment" Discussed on The TalkCast
"Tell my mom so i asked my mom if matt can walk to the mall because i lived across away from the mall and she said yeah sure so. We walked down the mall. I told matt what happened. And he asked me if i wanted to tell my mom or if he if i want him to i said i will so we go in and i tell my mom she. She drops down the knife. 'cause she was carrying out some chicken or something so she runs in the room. I'd tell her and have i. He was going to to tell the police or anything but our neighbor tortoise to called non emergency number to get somewhere out here so they can So they can question me and the happened at ten thirty at night. The police officers came and may employment with a another Detective at the Phone the police station. So we go there and It was not. I told that she french kiss me. He touched my private part. And all this stuff and then he questioned. My mom told her and she asked him if he believed me. He said yes i did but i can't do nothing about it and we can't. We can't believe like he said that wasn't considered sexual harassment. And my eyes and all is. It is considered sexual respite. No we didn't have sex but she french. Kiss me and she touched by private parts without me knowing where i am. Well i did know by without my permission so that was considered sexual harassment. So the cops were wrong. But right once i guess they called her or something. Because that that saturday or that sunday my mom gets the email from fund the lady. That did this to me and she was confessing was. He did why he did it. And all this stuff than she sorry and And then on the house she got memos may because he said her recipes or something. So stocker is yeah. That was that and The bore the email to the caregiving company. And she got fired. And last year it's used loud to be at another caregiving company or not but she could be known as two people that can't talk. You know so. I am probably not the only one that she has been doing this to thank. Goodness die can talk right..