The Verge: Apple places female engineering program manager on administrative leave after tweeting about sexism in the office

The Verge: Apple places female engineering program manager on administrative leave after tweeting about sexism in the office. “Apple has placed senior engineering program manager Ashley Gjøvik on indefinite administrative leave after she tweeted about sexism in the office. The company is currently investigating claims Gjøvik made about a hostile work environment.”

CNBC: GitHub head of HR resigns after investigation into firing of Jewish employee over Capitol riot comments

CNBC: GitHub head of HR resigns after investigation into firing of Jewish employee over Capitol riot comments. “Microsoft-owned GitHub, the code sharing site for software developers, said on Sunday that the company’s head of human resources resigned after an investigation into the company’s dismissal of a Jewish employee found ‘significant errors of judgment and procedure.’”

Washington Post: New database aims to expose companies that make employees arbitrate sexual harassment claims

Washington Post: New database aims to expose companies that make employees arbitrate sexual harassment claims. “Using the same spreadsheet-style activism she did with #GrabYourWallet, Shannon Coulter emailed some 500 companies, asking detailed questions about their forced arbitration policies for sexual harassment, which require employees to resolve complaints out of court. She and her partners, social impact investor Rachel Robasciotti and principal Iris Kuo, then published their answers — or lack thereof — on a public site, listing contact details for company representatives.”

Quartz: A new app flags the old tweets that could get you fired

Quartz: A new app flags the old tweets that could get you fired. “It is entirely possible that the words that will end your career prospects for the foreseeable future have been written already, and by your own hand. Plenty of promising job candidates have had their hopes scuppered by a potential employer’s discovery of their foul, ignorant, or otherwise offensive social media posts—posts that may have been written during a younger, more foolish phase, but that the candidates must still bear responsibility for. A wise job candidate is a vigilant curator of their own social media history. One web developer has created a tool to help them do it.”

The Intercept: Senior Google Scientist Resigns Over “Forfeiture Of Our Values” In China

The Intercept: Senior Google Scientist Resigns Over “Forfeiture Of Our Values” In China . “A SENIOR GOOGLE research scientist has quit the company in protest over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China. Jack Poulson worked for Google’s research and machine intelligence department, where he was focused on improving the accuracy of the company’s search systems.”

New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring ‘new blood’ (The Register)

The Register: New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring ‘new blood’ . “In January 2016, then-54-year-old Mark Stephens was recruited by Accenture to work as a sales development manager on a project with Facebook, subject to Facebook’s approval. He got the job – and then lost it due to age discrimination, or so he claims in a lawsuit filed against the two companies in Austin, Texas, on Monday.”

PR Newswire: Formal Social Media Evaluations are Latest Job Disqualifier (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Formal Social Media Evaluations are Latest Job Disqualifier (PRESS RELEASE). “Drug testing, background or credit checks used to be factors that could disqualify an otherwise great candidate. Now companies are adding formal social media evaluations to the list, according to new data from the 2018 MRINetwork Reputation Management Study. Gone are the days of employers casually reviewing social media to assess prospective hires, and candidates are catching on.”

Gizmodo: ‘Bro Culture’ Led to Repeated Sexual Harassment, Former Google Engineer’s Lawsuit Says

Gizmodo: ‘Bro Culture’ Led to Repeated Sexual Harassment, Former Google Engineer’s Lawsuit Says. “Loretta Lee, a software engineer who worked at Google for seven years before being fired in February 2016, is suing Google for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination she says she experienced at the company. Lee says in her lawsuit that the company’s ‘bro-culture’ led to continuous harassment and that Google did nothing to intervene.”

Wired: The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google

Wired: The Dirty War Over Diversity Inside Google. “FIRED GOOGLE ENGINEER James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company’s liberal political orthodoxy, particularly around the merits of diversity. Now outspoken diversity advocates at Google say that they are being targeted by a small group of their coworkers in an effort to silence discussions about racial and gender diversity.”

University of Maryland, Baltimore: Employee Assistance Digital Archive Growing Rapidly

New to me and recently updated. University of Maryland Baltimore: Employee Assistance Digital Archive Growing Rapidly. “A free, publically accessible site where Employee Assistance (EA) professionals can post original works, historical documents and other related papers or multi-media, has grown to more than 1,500 articles since the archive was created five years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.”