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Limited progress has been made on tackling sexism in the City of London, with women still “battling their way to the top”.
Pressure is mounting on TV industry execs as allegations of sexual misconduct by entertainer Russell Brand come to light.
The boss of McDonald’s in the UK has apologised after more than 100 workers at the fast food chain, past and present, alleged they had been sexually harassed or assaulted or subjected to racism or bullying. Alistair Macrow told the BBC the company had “fallen short” in some cases after the corporation spoke to dozens [...]
Rapist Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick will serve at least 30 years behind bars for attacking a dozen women over a 17-year period. In a two-day sentencing hearing, Southwark Crown Court heard how the 48-year-old “monster” used his power and control to carry out a “catalogue of violent and brutal” sex attacks between 2003 and [...]
Premier League footballer Benjamin Mendy has been cleared of sex attacks on four women, as jurors failed to reach verdicts on two others following a six-month trial. The Manchester City star, 28, sitting in the dock at Chester Crown Court, covered his face with both hands, gently rocking back and forth, as the jury foreman, [...]
The solicitors’ watchdog has said it will take action to investigate and prosecute cases of sexual misconduct that happen away from the office – even if those incidents occur at a pub or in a person’s home. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) said it will intervene in cases of sexual misconduct that take place in [...]
A former underwriter at Swiss Re has won an employment tribunal against the world’s biggest reinsurance company, after a senior executive at the firm told her: “If I had breast like yours, I would be demanding too.” Julia Sommer, a political risk underwriter at the Swiss insurer, is now set to receive a payout, after [...]
FRENCH Bank BNP Paribas came under active scrutiny from the UK’s financial watchdog over its alleged mishandling of complaints from one of its brokers that she was subject to years of sexual discrimination and bullying at the firm’s London offices. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) held a series of meeting with senior members of [...]
Activision Blizzard board members have pushed back against claims that execs ignored or downplayed gender harassment at the firm.
Former Conservative politician Imran Ahmad Khan has quit his role representing Wakefield in the Commons after being convicted of sexual assault. The MP promised to resign at the end of last month after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. His resignation has triggered a by-election in the West Yorkshire seat, which was [...]
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