Sexual Harassment

Former Illinois Treasurer Employees Sue Over FiringsThree former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican.
Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten LawsuitThree ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs personnel records of the misconduct charges used to show them the door.
More Women Join Lawsuit Against Ford Alleging Sexual Harassment At Chicago Area PlantsA total of 33 women in the Chicago area are now suing the Ford Motor Company - claiming they were sexually harassed.
Judge: Aide’s Lawsuit Against Former Treasurer Rutherford Can ProceedRutherford’s former aide, Edmund Michalowski, filed the suit just five weeks before the Republican primary last year, alleging Rutherford sexually harassed him and forced him to do political work on the state’s dime.
Suit: North Suburban Police Chief Sexually Harassed OfficerPlaintiff Hossein Isbitan claims Police Chief John Roehlk made lewd comments to him, engaged in a series of sexually provocative acts and once asked Isbitan to spend the night at the chief’s home.
Female Ford Employees: We Were Sexually Harassed At Chicago PlantDefendant Ford Motor Co. said in a statement that it is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and that it takes reports of harassment and discrimination seriously.
Chicago Woman Campaigning To Stop Sexual Harassment On CTA A Chicago woman says there's a real difference between unsolicited compliments and sexual harassment in public places, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
List Of Alleged Rapists Distributed At University Of ChicagoA list accusing a dozen University of Chicago students of rape was circulated over the Internet this past weekend, and although it has been taken down, it has generated plenty of discussion.
Fire Department Employee Sues City After Sexual Harassment Claim UpheldA $63,048-a-year payroll auditor for the Chicago Fire Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the city — armed with a finding of discrimination by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that upheld her sexual harassment charge against former Fire Commissioner John Brooks
Former Rutherford Aide's Lawyer Compares Treasurer To Mob BossThe attorney for a former aide to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the former candidate for governor acted like a "mob boss," by intimidating employees to work on his campaign, and that of 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Study: Middle School Sex Harassment Widespread, Goes Unnoticed At School An alarming number of instances of inappropriate sexual behavior among middle school students appear to be going unnoticed by teachers and other adults, a new study concludes.
Former Employee Accuses Rutherford Of Sexual HarassmentEdmund Michalowski, who left Dan Rutherford’s state office earlier this month, claims the treasurer has made unwanted sexual advances toward him since 2011.