At least three wealth managers — and 388 other publicly traded companies — have pledged to end an employment practice that critics say is harmful to victims of sexual harassment.
The number has soared from just five firms in September 2019, when Rachel Robasciotti of impact investing manager Adasina Social Capital and two collaborators began asking more than 3,500 public companies whether they require arbitration of employees’ sexual harassment claims. Robasciotti and other advocates argue that arbitration enables companies to conceal the claims from investors and the public while protecting serial harassers.
Rejected prospective interns accusing Procter & Gamble Co. of discriminating against those with temporary work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have asked a Florida federal court for class certification.
Jenny Schwartz is a partner at world-class employment law firm, Outten & Golden. She has litigated against major U.S. tech companies and many other types of employers handled retaliation claims, and helped people of different race, age and gender reclaim their power at work.
Silicon Valley is still reeling from Chang’s book, which was published earlier this year, in which she claims to expose the tech industry’s “secretive, orgiastic dark side”. “From drug-fuelled orgies to the freewheeling sex lives pursued by men in tech - from the elite down to the rank and file - have consequences for how business gets done in Silicon Valley,” she writes.