Sexual Harassment

Updated at 5:30 p.m. ET

NPR's senior vice president for news, Michael Oreskes, has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment from several women.

The accounts of two women, first published by The Washington Post, describe Oreskes unexpectedly kissing them during meetings in the late 1990s, while he was Washington bureau chief for The New York Times. An NPR employee has also come forward publicly about harassment that allegedly occurred during a business meeting-turned-dinner in 2015.

NPR has placed its senior vice president for news, Michael Oreskes, on leave after fielding accusations that he sexually harassed two women seeking career opportunities nearly two decades ago, when he worked at The New York Times.

Ride-hailing firm Uber has fired about 20 of its employees, including some senior executives, after an investigation into more than 200 sexual harassment and other workplace-misconduct claims.

The company is not commenting on the findings of the report from Perkins Coie, which was hired after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler last year alleged that she was sexually harassed, and her complaints disregarded by the company's human resources department.

After nearly eight years in office, Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante is resigning from his position. Violante's resignation comes in the wake of two sexual harassment complaints made by female employees and lawsuits filed against him by a female Assistant District Attorney.

No reason or rationale was given by Violante when he submitted a one-sentence resignation letter to Niagara County Attorney Claude Joerg. Joerg said it’s up to Violante to speak explain.

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A state ethics investigation has determined that a former assemblyman from western New York mistreated and harassed female employees and abused his office by using state resources for his re-election campaign.

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A report from the New York Comptroller's office shows approval for nearly $9 billion in payments made in the month of February.

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The lawyer for disgraced and resigned Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak is attacking the Albany Times-Union newspaper for reporting what it says is videotape of behavior by the former Cheektowaga Democrat.

Two more women allege sexual harassment by Gabryszak

Jan 3, 2014
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The number of female staff members alleging sexual harassment by Cheektowaga Assemblyman Dennis Gabryzsak is now up to six.

Cuomo to Gabryszak: Deny allegations or resign

Dec 31, 2013
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Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Tuesday, condemning the latest reports of sexual harassment in the State Assembly.

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A fourth woman has now come forward with allegations of sexual harassment by Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak.

Gabryszak draws Cuomo's ire in harassment case

Dec 22, 2013
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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo Saturday to deliver toys and clothes donated by state employees at the Lydia T. Wright School, but reporters questions centered around the latest Albany scandal involving a Western New York lawmaker.

Embattled Assemblyman to resign Monday

May 19, 2013
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A New York Assemblyman accused of sexually harassing women staffers for years says he will resign before he's expelled from the legislature.