sexual harassment

Former software engineer accuses Uber of “degrading conduct” toward women in new lawsuit

[Updated: more details and a copy of the complaint added.] A former Uber software engineer filed a lawsuit against the company today in the Superior Court of California, accusing it of retaliating aga

Uber ends policy of forced arbitration for individual sexual assault claims

In a major policy change for its US operations, Uber has announced it’s ending mandatary arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber drivers, riders or emplo

Women alleging sexual assault by Uber drivers ask to be freed from forced arbitration

A group of women alleging sexual violence from Uber drivers have sent an open letter to the company’s board, asking to be released from the mandatory arbitration clause in the Uber app’s terms of

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler backs California legislation to end forced arbitration

Susan Fowler, the former Uber engineer whose blog post about sexual harassment and troubling internal workings led to the departure of CEO Travis Kalanick, is backing new legislation that aims to g

Hootsworth helps you address sexual harassment and other workplace issues

Harassment is clearly an issue everywhere. Hootsworth, founded by harassment legal expert Janine Yancey, is launching in beta today to provide a resource and tool for employees and employers to addres

The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant

It was a tumultuous year for the technology industry, with sexual harassment, pay gaps and under-representation of women often dominating the headlines. And while sexism was not born in Silicon Va

Vice founders apologize for allowing a “boy’s club” culture at the company

Vice Media founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi say they are "truly sorry" for not doing enough to stop inappropriate behavior at the company. In a public statement issued shortly before The New York

YouTube Red cancels release of Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me 2’ following filmmaker’s sexual abuse confessions

YouTube’s subscription service, YouTube Red, is losing another of its bigger names. Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” sequel will be pulled from YouTube R

Exec who reportedly said Netflix doesn’t believe Danny Masterson’s accusers no longer works there

The Netflix executive who reportedly told one of Danny Masterson’s alleged rape victims that the company doesn’t believe them is no longer employed there. Andy Yeatman, Netflix’s director of glo

In the world of VC, harassment claims aren’t necessarily a deal killer

A storm fueled by greater awareness about sexual assault and harassment has been gaining momentum in the U.S. ever since a former Uber engineer named Susan Fowler hit “publish” on a post about her

Shervin Pishevar takes immediate leave of absence from Hyperloop One and Sherpa Capital

Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Sherpa Capital and co-founder of Hyperloop One, is taking an immediate leave of absence from both companies, as well as from his board responsibilities at Sherpa's port

Two Democratic senators donate funds from Shervin Pishevar to charities for women

Two Senate Democrats will donate funds they received from Shervin Pishevar to charitable organizations after the venture capitalist was accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women. Acco

Index on gender in VC: “It should be half”

European VC firm Index Capital is just over two decades old and has 200+ companies in its investment portfolio at this point -- but it's still got work to do on the gender balance front.

Shervin Pishevar responds to allegations of sexual misconduct, calling it a ‘smear campaign’

Early yesterday evening, a story broke on Bloomberg alleging Uber investor and Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar had used his position of power to make unwanted sexual advances to at least fiv

This website will generate apologies for men accused of sexual harassment

Are you a celebrity who's sexually harassed a bunch of people and are now in need of an apology to subdue an angry mob? Look no further than the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator. The desktop app packa

Jeffrey Tambor quits Amazon’s “Transparent” after being accused of sexual harassment

Jeffrey Tambor says he will leave Amazon Studios series “Transparent” after being accused of sexual harassment by two women. While Tambor continues to deny the allegations, he told Deadline that h

WTF is sexual harassment

There are many cases that could be useful as a launching point; let’s start with the recent and lengthy rebuttal of so-called tech evangelist Robert Scoble, following multiple allegations that

Good Universe lands movie rights to ex-Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s sexual harassment story

Independent film production company Good Universe beat out three other bidders to land “Disruptors,” the movie based on former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s sexual harassment story. F

Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober

Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Jason Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney and a top Uber engineer have all been accused of sexual impropriety in the last six months as a growing number o

Amazon Studios head Roy Price steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Less than a week after being suspended from his gig as the head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price has officially stepped down from his role, TechCrunch has learned. The resignation came after producer Isa
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