Author: Connie Bertram

Boyd Gaming Fines Provide Lessons to Corporate Boards Concerning the Handling of Sexual Harassment Allegations and Investigations

December 31, 2021 Executive and Board Representation

Last week, Boyd Gaming agreed to pay $150,000 to the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) for failing to disclose an internal investigation of sexual harassment allegations that resulted in the resignation of long-time General Counsel Brian Larson.  This fine comes on the heels of similar findings by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control […]

“Morning Show” Redeux: Hubbard Accused of Allowing “Sacred Cow” Host to Harass Co-Host and Station Employees

November 1, 2021 Workplace Investigations

Radio personality Melissa McGurren has sued her former employer, Hubbard Radio, for gender discrimination and retaliation and for defaming her by portraying her as a liar to protect her former co-host, Eric Ferguson, from sexual harassment accusations. Melissa McGurren worked at Hubbard for more than 20 years, rising from a […]

The SEC Jumps Into the Mix of Claimants and Investigators Challenging Activision Blizzard’s “Frat Boy” Environment

September 27, 2021 Workplace Investigations

UPDATE (October 29, 2021): Activision Blizzard has ended its mandatory arbitration, has debuted a new zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy, will invest $250 million over the next five years to capture more diverse talent, and will invest an additional $250 million over the next ten years to improve opportunities related to […]

Former Washington Football Team General Counsel Accused NFL Investigator of Lying During Her Investigation

September 9, 2021 Workplace Investigations

On September 8, 2021, unsealed documents from a lawsuit launched in November 2020 by former Washington Football Team (WFT) General Counsel David P. Donovan against Beth Wilkinson, a litigator hired by the National Football League (NFL) to investigate sexual harassment claims at WFT, revealed that Donovan accused Wilkinson of lying […]