This Thursday, October 28, Former Governor Andrew Cuomo was charged with the misdemeanor criminal complaint of forcible touching. This complaint was based on the account of one of roughly a dozen women whose accusations of sexual harassment resulted in Cuomo’s resignation from office in August.
Sexual Harassment Allegations
In an investigation report released on August 3, 2021, New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded that former Governor Andrew Cuomo “sexually harassed multiple women and violated state law.” The investigation found that Cuomo
A federal jury found that Tesla Inc. subjected an employee to racial harassment and did not take the appropriate steps to prevent said employee from being harassed. The jury awarded the employee, Mr. Owen Diaz, more than $130 million dollars in damages.
A Racially Hostile Environment
Owen Diaz worked as an elevator operator at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory in 2015 and 2016. In his lawsuit, Diaz stated that he and other employees were called the N-word and told to “go back to
On September 15, 2021, two New York State federal judges ruled for temporarily blocking the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for New York City public school staff and all New York healthcare workers.
Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates
On August 16, 2021, Cuomo announced that all healthcare workers in New York state must get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 27, 2021. Similarly, on August 23, 2021, Mayor de Blasio mandated that all New York City public school staff must be vaccinated
On August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. This licensing could help increase inoculation rates and is likely to encourage the already growing wave of vaccine mandates by employers and universities.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the first licensed vaccine for coronavirus. This means that the vaccine has been approved for use outside of emergency use authorization. Rebranded Comirnaty, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for two doses, three weeks apart, for
New York City is finally beginning to show signs of life. But that headway may be threatened by an increase in coronavirus cases from the spread of the Delta variant.
Potential Issues in Midtown
Midtown Manhattan is one of the areas expected to be hit hardest by the Delta variant. Due to its lack of residential population, Midtown lacks the local support that has sustained many areas during lockdown. The central area of Manhattan largely depends on office workers and tourists for
July 30th, 2021, the specialty retailer L Brands publicized a $90 million corporate government agreement to settle multiple lawsuits charging that its former Victoria’s Secret brand upheld a toxic work environment, which included sexual harassment. The company has also agreed to an additional $21 million in legal fees, subject to court approval.
Initial Investigations into Toxic Work Environment
In early June 2021, a shareholder of L Brands, John Giarratano, sued the company for records and alleged that it’s subsidiaries, Bath & Body