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Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Technology
Tinder is making changes to improve the treatment of transgender people on its app.Many have wrongly had their profiles removed from the app because Tinder imposes an automatic ban if a profile receives lots of complaints. Tinder said many bans had resulted from "unfair" complaints made about trans people "simply for being who they are".Transgender women had been particularly affected by the complaints and subsequent harassment, it said. And it would now give more feedback on why complaints had been made.'Safe platform'Boss Elie Seidman said the unfair complaints had been an "unforeseen consequence" of Tinder's policy that its users should not be able to filter out trans people from the profiles they are shown as potential matche...
Lloyd's of London pledges action after sexual harassment report

Lloyd's of London pledges action after sexual harassment report

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Insurance market Lloyd's of London has pledged to take action after a "distressing" report highlighting a culture of sexual harassment of women who work there.It said it would set up a confidential process for reporting inappropriate behaviour and impose sanctions including possible life bans for those found responsible. The pledge comes after a report by Bloomberg last week, drawing on the experiences of 18 women, described a deep-seated culture of sexual harassment at the centuries-old institution.It said this ranged from inappropriate comments to unwanted touching and assault.Lloyd's chief executive John Neal said: "It has been distressing to hear about the experiences of women in the Lloyd's market. ...
Sir Philip Green 'paid employee £1m over harassment claims'

Sir Philip Green 'paid employee £1m over harassment claims'

Business
Sir Philip Green paid a female employee more than £1m to keep quiet after she accused him of kissing and groping her, the Daily Telegraph has reported.The paper said the senior female employee was one of five members of staff who signed gagging orders after being bullied or harassed.It reported a black male executive also received £1m after Sir Philip said he was "throwing spears in the jungle".The Topshop boss denies allegations he behaved wrongly.Lawyers representing Sir Philip told the Telegraph that he was a "passionate businessman, who can at times be over-exuberant and hot-headed" and that he could be "perceived at times as aggressive with senior and trusted staff".Sir Philip's lawyers added: "It is further denied that any of Sir Philip'...
Google rewrites sexual harassment policy after protests

Google rewrites sexual harassment policy after protests

Technology
Google is rewriting its policies on workplace sexual harassment following a staff walkout over its perceived failings to tackle abuses. Last week, Google employees at offices around the world staged a walkout over the treatment of women at the company after sexual misconduct claims were made against several senior figures.In a letter sent to all employees, the company's chief executive Sundar Pichai said Google was updating its rules, including introducing a drinking limit for staff."Harassment is never acceptable and alcohol is never an excuse," Mr Pichai wrote."But one of the most common factors among the harassment complaints made today at Google is that the perpetrator had been drinking." Image: Google is rewriting its sexual...