Sexual harassment

May 09, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have given final passage to the state's first government-wide policy against sexual harassment. Approval Wednesday came the day after Secretary of State Tom Schedler left office amid allegations he sexually harassed an employee. The bill, supported by Gov...
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May 01, 2018 - 12:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's secretary of state is leaving his elected position as calls for his resignation have increased amid allegations that the state elections chief sexually harassed one of his employees. Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down...
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April 27, 2018 - 11:45 am
(AP) - One of Louisiana's U.S. senators is calling on Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign after the release of sexually themed emails Schedler sent one of his employees. GOP Sen. John Kennedy said Friday that the emails, which were sent on a state account and published by The Advocate, show...
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April 25, 2018 - 9:51 pm
( Secretary of State Tom Schedler told a Senate committee his office is looking at improving its anti-harassment policies. Schedler, who was accused of sexually harassing an employee in a recent lawsuit, was forced to discuss his agency’s policies during harsh questioning from New Orleans...
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April 18, 2018 - 11:08 am
( The state’s legislative auditor has completed a sexual harassment survey of thousands of state workers and concluded that the state should do a better job of educating its workers on the issue. Auditor Daryl Purpera says the state spent more than five million dollars on sexual harassment...
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April 11, 2018 - 10:54 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana lawmakers agree they want to tighten state policies against sexual harassment. But they have gotten bogged down on what approach to take and whether to hide some of the harassment allegations and investigation details from the public. Louisiana doesn't currently...
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March 20, 2018 - 12:14 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has returned to the state capitol for the first time since a lawsuit alleged he sexually harassed one of his employees for a decade. Schedler, Louisiana's top elections official, appeared before the House Appropriations Committee for a budget hearing...
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March 16, 2018 - 3:44 pm
( A bill that would prevent businesses from requiring employees to sign agreements blocking them from going to court over sexual harassment claims passed the House Labor Committee. The proposal by Representative Robert Johnson is part of a nationwide effort, backed by Attorney Generals, to...
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March 05, 2018 - 11:10 am
“Look around, ladies and gentlemen,” Frances McDormand said Sunday during her best actress acceptance speech, “We all have stories to tell.” She was referring to the female Oscars nominees in the Dolby Theatre, all of whom she’d asked to stand in unison. But it felt like the best-actress winner was...
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