Elizabeth Rowe’s Sex-Based Equal Pay Bias Complaint Goes To Mediation

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According to a report by Geoff Edgers in the 12/11/2018 edition of the Washington Post, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and their principal flute, Elizabeth Rowe, are headed to mediation in an attempt to settle her lawsuit alleging sex-based pay discrimination. We’ve been covering the lawsuit since it was announced so if you’re just jumping into these issues, do yourself a favor and learn more about the backstory along with a …

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Taking A Deeper Dive Into Cleveland Orchestra’s New Sexual Harassment Policies And Procedures

“The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and ethical working environment.” This is the statement the orchestra’s representative, Senior Director of Communications Justin Holden, asked to make sure was made entirely clear and conveyed to readers. To that end, it is a pleasure to oblige that request. In addition to conveying that position, Mr. Holden provided additional information about both of the new and revised efforts the orchestra …

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Another Sexual Misconduct Related Suspension, This Time In Baltimore

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The 11/9/2018 edition of the Baltimore Sun published an article by Sarah Meehan that reports the decision by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to suspend their concertmaster, Jonathan Carney, for what the orchestra defined as “inappropriate behavior.” The alleged incident that led to Carney’s suspension occurred at the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra where the victim accused Carney of verbally attacking her. As a result, a district court granted a temporary peace order …

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More Sexual Misconduct And Institutional Unrest

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The 11/5/2018 edition of the Boston Globe published an article by Kay Lazar that reports on upheaval at the Boston Philharmonic. The source of their disorder comes in the form of a pair of senior artistic figures have been dismissed due to charges of sexual misconduct. Associate conductor, Benjamin Vickers, and artistic advisor, David St. George, are both no longer associated with the organization. St. George was arrested in late September …

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Examining The Report to the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Orchestra

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Today’s article examines the Report to the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Orchestra. The report was the result of an independent investigation into sexual misconduct charges against former Concertmaster William Preucil and former Principal Trombonist, Massimo La Rosa. This review focuses on several of the report’s key findings. Scope of Investigation The introduction material does an excellent job at providing transparency about the firm that conducted …

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