Sec. of State candidates tackle sexual harassment
Posted on 10/10/2018 3:56:00 AM.

Nine candidates are running in the Secretary of State’s special election that's needed because of the resignation of former Secretary Tom Schedler in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.

At a forum, the candidates were asked what they would do to make sure that never happens again. 
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Interim Secretary of State Ardoin wants $60 million to replace voting machines
Posted on 6/5/2018 10:17:00 AM.

The Secretary of State’s office has been warning the public that Louisiana has aging voting machines that could fall apart, and now we have a price tag for replacing them, $60 million. The feds have offered to chip in with nearly $6 million to get the process started. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says it’s not going to happen overnight.

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Secretary of State Tom Schedler resigns amid sexual harassment allegations
Posted on 5/1/2018 12:41:00 PM.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has submitted his resignation letter to the governor, in the wake of a sexually harassment scandal involving his former secretary, Dawn Ross. Schedler refutes many of the allegations, but Ross' attorney Jill Craft says his resignation sends a clear signal to other would-be-harassers.

"It's time that people stand up and realize this is not okay. This is not a good old boys network. It's time for it to stop, period!" said Craft.
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Analyst: Schedler may have no choice but to resign
Posted on 4/29/2018 4:01:00 AM.
A political analyst says embattled Secretary of State Tom Schedler might not be able to stay in office much longer as the sexual harassment allegations against him will not go away. Bernie Pinsonat says published emails showing sexual advances by Schedler towards an employee could lead to his resignation.

"It could be the end of his political career. So we'll see but it's probably a matter of time until Schedler gives up the ship and resigns." 
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LRN Exclusive: Dawn Ross speaks on alleged sexual harassment by Secretary of State Tom Schedler
Posted on 4/27/2018 10:47:00 AM.
The woman who has accused Secretary of State Tom Schedler of sexual harassment is speaking out, exclusively to the Louisiana Radio Network. Dawn Ross, a longtime employee of the Secretary of State’s office, says she was the recipient of unwanted sexually charged emails, gifts and advances by Schedler since 2007 and she eventually had enough.
"I had told him he needed to stop and to leave me alone multiple times."   
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Bill to bolster sexual harassment victim's rights passes commitee
Posted on 3/16/2018 1:05:00 PM.

A bill that would prevent businesses from requiring employees to sign agreements blocking them from going to court over sexual harassment claims passed the House Labor Committee. The proposal by Representative Robert Johnson is part of a nationwide effort, backed by Attorney Generals, to protect victims of workplace misconduct.

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Governor wants Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign
Posted on 2/28/2018 2:48:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards is calling on Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign immediately as a result of a lawsuit filed that accuses the state’s top election official of sexual harassment. Edwards says sexual harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated.

“I’m more troubled with his own admissions which by textbook definition constitute sexual harassment,” Edwards said.

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Female employee accuses Secretary of State Tom Schedler of sexual harassment
Posted on 2/22/2018 4:29:00 PM.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is being sued for allegations of sexual harassment involving his former Executive Secretary Dawn Ross. The suit alleges a pattern of repeated harassment, and claims to have multiple documents that support the accusations. Ross’s attorney Jill Crafts says that includes an explicitly worded Valentine’s letter from the Secretary.

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Could the office Christmas party be on edge this year?
Posted on 12/1/2017 7:06:00 AM.
Will holiday company parties be a bit more laid back this year, because of the heightened awareness of sexual harassment? A national conversation is underway about office misconduct in the wake of allegations against many high profile celebrities.
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Victims feeling more confident to come forward about sexual misconduct
Posted on 11/29/2017 1:03:00 PM.

The Today Show Host Matt Lauer is now another prominent name in media who has been fired amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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