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Sexual Harassment News: International Labor Organization, MSU

by HB Sexual Harassment Legal Team

06/25/2019

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Move to end sexual harassment at work hailed as 'milestone for women's rights'

International Labor Organization adopts treaty designed to establish global standards on workplace violence and harassment

Millions of women around the world, from domestic workers to CEOs, could soon be legally protected against sexual harassment and violence in their places of work.

After the adoption of a “milestone” treaty by the International Labour Organization, sparked by the #MeToo movement, a global set of standards has been established to prevent, identify and provide redress in cases of gender-based violence and harassment.

The convention, which is the first of its kind and will be binding on governments that ratify it, will require states to develop national laws prohibiting workplace violence and provide protection measures and victim services to combat potential retaliation. read more »

MSU physiology professor sexually harassed at least 6 women over 17-year period

A Michigan State professor was suspended for six weeks after a university investigation found him responsible for sexually harassing six women over nearly two decades.

In all, nine women told investigators that Robert Wiseman, a physiology professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, made inappropriate and sexually charged comments or jokes in their presence that made them feel uncomfortable. read more »