Workplace Misconduct in the News in June 2024

Workplace misconduct scandals never cease to flood the news. This month features headlines about Diddy, a former White House physician, a media executive, and more. See 10 examples of misconduct in the news from June 2024:

1. Diddy's Alleged Former Employees Claim They Experienced Violence In The Workplace (HotNewWhipHop)

2. Ex-student police officer sentenced for misconduct (BBC)

3. Ex-Freshfields partner faces tribunal over ‘inappropriate’ conduct (Financial News)

“A former partner at Magic Circle law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is facing a tribunal hearing over alleged “inappropriate and unwanted” conduct.”

4. State crime lab debacle had earlier warnings of misconduct from 'golden child' DNA scientist (Denver Gazette)

"Anomalies in cases go back at least 10 years, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation internal affairs report shows."

5. Halls Creek residents demand transparency as corruption allegations, infighting engulf council (ABC)

“A Halls Creek Shire media statement says an investigation has found former CEO Phillip Cassell broke rules around conflicts of interest and misuse of funds.”

6. Border force apologizes for failing to prevent ‘misconduct’ after reports found bullying and harassment (The Guardian)

7. Trump and Obama’s White House Physician Was Quietly Demoted by the Navy for Misconduct on the Job: Report (People)

8. Documents allege hostile work environment at Circleville police department (NBC4i)

9. An Epoch Times executive is facing money laundering charges (NPR)

10. Black workers sue General Mills over alleged racial discrimination at a Georgia plant (NPR)

As many as 1 in 10 job seekers commit misconduct across all industries each year. While prevalent, the good news for organizations all over the world is that misconduct is largely preventable. To benchmark your risk factors against your industry, take this short quiz. And, come back next month for more misconduct in the news!