On February 19, 2017, a former Uber engineer by the name of Susan Fowler Rigetti published a blog post about her strange year working for the ride-hailing service. The article details a string of sexual harassment and discrimination allegations, including one that Rigetti experienced almost immediately after beginning work in her new role. According to Rigetti, she brought this and other incidences of harassment to Uber's HR department, yet Rigetti claims that nothing was done to stop the ongoing harassment that she - and other women - experienced.
Less than two years ago, P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. faced sexual harassment claims from two female employees who were then awarded $500,000 each in arbitration against the Chinese restaurant chain. And now, at least four more women have filed sexual harassment claims in Southern California alleging that they were sexually harassed at P.F. Chang's restaurants located in Beverly Hills, Riverside, Chino Hills and Anaheim.
An astronomical sexual harassment problem in higher education institutions may actually come to a halt now that a California Congresswoman has announced a newly proposed bill that would bring to light confidential sexual harassment investigations into faculty members.