Articles about sexual harassment

Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!

Maria Zhang, the Yahoo! executive accused of sexual harassment by former staffer Nan Shi, has filed a countersuit for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, claiming Shi's allegations are nothing but a pack of lies. Lawyers representing Zhang filed the cross-complaint in the California Superior Court in …
Neil McAllister, 16 Jul 2014

Oracle to pay $130,000 plus costs in staff sexual harassment suit

Australia's Federal Court has awarded a former Oracle staffer $AUD130,000 to compensate her for distress caused by sexual harassment from a colleague. The case of plaintiff Rebecca Richardson came to our attention in February 2013, when Oracle was ordered to pay her $AUD18,000 in damages after a colleague harassed her at least …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jul 2014

Female! ex-Yahoo! coder! says! female! boss! fired! her! for! refusing! sex!

A female ex-Yahoo! employee has filed suit against Maria Zhang, a top company exec, alleging that Zhang retaliated against her and ultimately had her fired from the Purple Palace after she refused Zhang's sexual advances. In documents [PDF] filed with the California Superior Court in Santa Clara on Friday and obtained Monday …
Neil McAllister, 14 Jul 2014

HP gets 'Playboy model and the ex-CEO' lawsuit kicked out ... again

A lawsuit against HP over alleged violations of an internal ethics code relating to ex-CEO Mark Hurd’s alleged misbehaviour has been dismissed once again after shareholders failed to make their case. The shareholder plaintiffs alleged securities fraud for the second time, claiming that back in 2006 when HP adopted a “Standards …

Harassed Oracle worker to appeal costs, damages decisions

The case of Australian Rebecca Richardson, the former Oracle employee who won an $18,000 settlement after being sexually harassed by a colleague, will return to court in an attempt to overturn a decision that Richardson must pay some of her harasser's costs. The appeal will also seek a new damages award. As we have reported …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Apr 2013

Harassed Oracle employee wins case, cops huge legal bill

Rebecca Richardson, the former Oracle employee who recently won a case against the company over sexual harassment committed by a former colleague, found out late last week that it was a pyrrhic victory after being hit with a monster legal bill. Richardson's case against Oracle, which was liable for the actions of a harassing …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Apr 2013

Sexual harassment case costs Oracle $AUD18,000

A former employee of Oracle's Australian outpost has been awarded $AUD18,000 in damages after winning a sexual harassment claim against a colleague. Rebecca Richardson alleged colleague Randol Tucker made numerous inappropriate comments to her over several months. Oracle, as Mr Tucker's employer, is vicariously liable for his …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Feb 2013
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Ex-HP boss Mark Hurd's $53m gold parachute approved by judge

A US judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit against HP's board of directors over its bumper severance payment to ex-CEO Mark Hurd. District Judge Edward Davila said investors had failed to prove that the board's approval of Hurd's big package was not in the company's best interest. Hurd, now president of rival Oracle, left …
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Secret HP dossier on ex-CEO Hurd's antics to stay sealed

HP doesn't have to hand over a secret investigation's report on former chief executive Mark Hurd's sexual activities, or lack thereof, a US Supreme Court ruled. Hurd left HP amid allegations of sexual harassment and breach of conduct codes, but still got a lovely golden handshake on the way out the door. HP shareholder …
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IBM fails to keep Oz harassment case under wraps

Australia’s Federal Court has ruled against an attempt by IBM to suppress the details of a sexual harassment case against it. As a result, the accusations by Susan Spiteri, a former sales executive at Big Blue, that she was subject to two years of harassment by her supervisor will play out in public. According to documents …
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HP contractor 'surprised and saddened' by Hurd sacking

Mark Hurd's nemesis is a former soft porn actress and a reality TV wannabe and she is "surprised and saddened" by his enforced departure from HP. And she has privately settled her sexual harassment claim with him. In a statement released on Sunday by her attorney, the celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Fisher said: "I was …
Drew Cullen, 9 Aug 2010

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