Monthly Archives: May 2012

Grown-Up Bullies

Everyone has experienced bullying on the playground at some point during their childhood.  Whether you were a witness, a victim, or a perpetrator of bullying, you likely remember your encounter with bullying as occurring at a time when you were either too fragile to stand up for yourself or too immature to know better.  Unfortunately, [...]

Game Over: Game Maker Capcom Sued For Workplace Harassment

Capcom, an Osaka, Japan-based video game developer, is known by gamers throughout the world for some of the biggest hits in the last quarter-century, including Mega Man, Street Fighter and Resident Evil series. Those titles, and dozens of others, have propelled Capcom into elite company among game studios today. A few of their games have [...]

Affirmative Action in the Fields?

Immigrant.  Farmworker.  Woman.  In the United States, this is an unfortunate combination of qualities, as studies have revealed that nearly eighty percent of female farmworkers have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault. In fact, it is the immigrant standing of a majority of these women which makes them hesitant to report their experiences, thus [...]

2 Million Dollar Sexual Harassment Settlement in Manhattan

Manhattan’s Upper West Side, an upscale neighborhood nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, is known the world over for its expensive apartments, cultural attractions, and celebrity residents.  Now it is also known for being the home of one of the most expensive sexual harassment settlements in American history. This ignominious distinction is the [...]

You’ll Fit In If You Blend In?

In Toronto, studies show that individuals of East Asian decent are disliked by their co-workers unless they behave passively and exhibit other types of stereotypical conduct that is expected of the so-called “model minority”. While it is not uncommon for an employee to have an aversion to his or her dominant co-worker, that aversion becomes even [...]

Serial Harasser: “He Just Doesn’t Get It”

Fred Fuller, the owner of Hudson oil and propane company is being labeled a “serial sexual harasser.” Fuller, who is facing charges of sexual assault for groping a female employee’s chest, was arrested on April 19 and released on $2,500 bail. On April 25, Fuller pleaded not guilty and waived his arraignment. In fact, Fuller, a seasoned [...]

Sexual Harassment?: “I Only Just Said the Song”

D’Avonte Meadows, a six year-old student from Aurora Colorado, was recently suspended from the first grade for three days for quoting the lyrics to a popular LMFAO song. After quoting the phrase “I’m sexy and I know it,” to a female student, in the lunch line after he had been previously been reprimanded for the same [...]

New York City Suburb Rocked By Sexual Harassment Allegations

A small town about thirty miles north of New York City has been shaken in recent months by allegations of sexual harassment in the town’s volunteer ambulance service.  Nine women who are former or current employees of the Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against a male colleague [...]

Cincinnati Judge Faces Sexual Harassment Claim

What Happened? Jennifer Olivier, a court reporter, has filed a complaint against a Butler County common pleas judge, Judge Michael Sage, for discriminatory treatment, retaliation, and harassment. Olivier, who is married and has two children, has known Sage for twenty years, and she alleges that he began to entice her to begin a relationship with him [...]