Tag Archives: Workplace Harassment/Violence

Citing Uncertainty, Oregon Lawmakers Delay Retaliation Case Involving Senator

The case has called into question whether the legislative rules sufficiently protects victims of harassment in the Capitol. Source: Citing Uncertainty, Oregon Lawmakers Delay Retaliation Case Involving Senator

An Unintended Consequence: Workplace Dispute Reveals Big Flaws In Oregon Capitol’s Harassment Policy

In 2019, as Oregon legislators grappled with explosive sexual harassment allegations in their own ranks, they sought to make things right. Revelations that a state senator had groped and harassed colleagues and staff for years without consequences had just rocked the Capitol. So lawmakers decided to write stronger rules for handling such behavior. But one […]
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Oregon lawmaker Diego Hernandez faces multiple accusations of sexual harassment, call to resign

Seven people have accused an Oregon state representative of harassment, leading a top lawmaker to call for his resignation. Rep. Diego Hernandez, D-Portland, is the subject of accusations that range from verbal and physical sexual harassment to creating a hostile work environment. Source: Oregon lawmaker Diego Hernandez faces multiple accusations of sexual harassment, call to […]
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Oregon restaurant sued by feds after manager asks teenage employee for nude photos

A civil rights lawsuit filed by a federal agency accuses the owners of a Medford restaurant of subjecting at least two employees to sexual abuse and harassment, even after a manager was convicted of harassing an employee. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Wednesday against New China, Inc. Source: Oregon restaurant sued […]
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Oregon GOP senator accuses Dems of hostile work environment

An investigation into formal complaints submitted by a Republican lawmaker in the Oregon Senate against multiple Democratic lawmakers has found no basis for allegations of a hostile work environment in the wake of another Republican lawmaker making threats against state troopers. Source: Oregon GOP senator accuses Dems of hostile work environment

 Ex-legislative HR director’s quiet exit included pay to research, handle projects

Lore Christopher collected $96,000 after she agreed to retire in midst of Capitol harassment turmoil. The Oregon Legislature’s former human resources director was paid nearly $100,000 to work from home for the first eight months of 2019 after she agreed to a quiet exit last fall amid intense public scrutiny about workplace harassment in the […]
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Emails detail Oregon Capitol staff concern over Republican Sen. Brian Boquist’s threats

An Oregon state senator’s threats against the Senate president and the state police on the eve of a walkout by Senate Republicans in June sent a wave of fear through the Capitol. Source: Emails detail Oregon Capitol staff concern over Republican Sen. Brian Boquist’s threats

APNewsBreak: Oregon lawmaker’s threats triggered fear

Emails show that an Oregon state senator’s threats against the Senate president and the Oregon State Police on the eve of a walkout by Senate Republicans in June sent a shock wave of fear through the Capitol. Source: APNewsBreak: Oregon lawmaker’s threats triggered fear

Blue states are leading in sexual harassment reforms. Red states are leaving women behind. 

State Library Ed. Note:  We seek to be non-partisan in our selection of stories. This guest opinion is not particularly so.  However, I am including it since it provides a scan of scan of harassment legislation in other states. Lawmakers in New York and California are giving their constituents new tools to fight back. Source: […]
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Other views | Partnership works to help keep nurses safe

Nurses and other hospital employees enter the profession because they want to take care of people. But we know that too often they can become victims of violent acts on the job as they deliver that care. Consider these two data points: Nurses are more likely to be assaulted at work than police officers, and […]
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