‘It looks like we’re afraid of foreigners’: Army turns away some green-card holders – The Washington Post

The U.S. Army has stopped enlisting some immigrants who are legal permanent residents while mandating lengthy delays for others, part of a controversial effort across the military to tighten security in the ranks by subjecting foreign-born recruits to tougher background checks.

Source: ‘It looks like we’re afraid of foreigners’: Army turns away some green-card holders – The Washington Post

She said her boss raped her in a bank vault. Her sexual harassment case would make legal history.

She was a bank teller, not an actress. And her boss was a branch manager, not a powerful movie mogul.But nearly four decades before the explosive sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein by women in Hollywood, Mechelle Vinson filed a lawsuit against her supervisor that ended at the U.S. Supreme Court and redefined sexual harassment in the workplace.

Source: She said her boss raped her in a bank vault. Her sexual harassment case would make legal history.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN Contract with TWC ALLOWED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

If true, this is absolutely nuts:

According to the contract, if Weinstein “treated someone improperly in violation of the company’s Code of Conduct,” he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments. Additionally, “You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance.”

The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a “cure” for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation — Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.

http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/12/weinstein-contract-the-weinstein-company-sexual-harassment-firing-illegal/