Sexual misconduct

American workers say #MeToo movement won't change workplace culture

Activists participate in the 2018 #MeToo March on November 10, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)
Activists participate in the 2018 #MeToo March in November 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images

Most Americans say the nationwide sexual misconduct and racial diversity conversations will have little impact in their own place of work, according to a poll from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Why it matters: Allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace are on the rise. More than 7,600 sexual harassment claims were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions in 2018, a 14% bump from the year before.

Plácido Domingo resigns from the LA Opera over sexual misconduct allegations

In this image, Domingo stands and speaks at a podium.
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Singer Plácido Domingo, who faces accusations of sexual misconduct by at least 2o women, resigned from the LA Opera on Wednesday, just over a week after he withdrew from the Metropolitan Opera's Verdi's "Macbeth" production.

Driving the news: LA Opera President and CEO Christopher Koelsch said that internal investigations into harassment allegations against Domingo will "continue until its resolution," the LA Times reports. Meanwhile, the Met's statement on Domingo's withdrawal seemed to suggest the company asked him to leave, the NYT reports.