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Nation’s Largest Janitorial Company Faces New Allegations of Rape

16 Jan 2018 10:41 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

America’s largest janitorial company, ABM Industries Inc., faces new allegations that it ignores sexual abuse in the workplace, years after it agreed in numerous legal settlements to change how it handles such cases.

Three times since 2000, the federal government had sued the company for failing to prevent sexual violence in the workplace. Each time, it agreed to make improvements.

Then, in a separate settlement in 2015, ABM promised to change how it responded to on-the-job rape allegations.

But three current cases out of Fresno, California, highlight a persistent phenomenon: Female janitors say that their supervisors exploit their power – and the isolation of the night shift – to violently harass them, while their employer looks the other way. Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and its reporting partners – UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program, KQED, FRONTLINE

More at source: PBS

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