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2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald’s, and Pinterest. These are some of the year’s high-profile legal battles.

The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic […]
2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald’s, and Pinterest. These are some of the year’s high-profile legal battles.
Strategy

G/O Media fired a queer employee of colour who wore crop tops, shorts, and heels to work, violating a brand-new dress code that others say they routinely violated without being punished

This story is for Business Insider subscribers. For a brief period, we’re making it widely available. For more information on a subscription to Business Insider, click here. Business Insider spoke with 10 current and former employees at G/O Media. They felt that a newly instituted dress code was hostile to […]
G/O Media fired a queer employee of colour who wore crop tops, shorts, and heels to work, violating a brand-new dress code that others say they routinely violated without being punished
Strategy

Here’s how toxic workplaces feed the ‘impostor syndrome’

Research suggests that around 70% of people will experience an illogical sense of being a phoney at work at some point in their careers. It’s called the impostor phenomenon (also known, erroneously, as a syndrome). These impostor feelings typically manifest as a fear of failure, fear of success, a sometimes […]
Here’s how toxic workplaces feed the ‘impostor syndrome’
Tech

The CEO of Silicon Valley’s biggest charitable foundation has resigned over allegations of a ‘toxic’ culture

Silicon Valley’s billionaires and big tech corporations love to donate to a charitable foundation called the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. On Wednesday the organisation announced that its CEO, Emmett Carson, is out after an independent investigation into the company’s “toxic culture.” Emmett Carson, the CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, […]
The CEO of Silicon Valley’s biggest charitable foundation has resigned over allegations of a ‘toxic’ culture