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Advocacy for Statewide Fair Workweek Law

 

In early 2019, Philadelphia passed a Fair Workweek law, which monitors how employers schedule their employees, specifically fast-food, retail, and hotel workers. A State Representative wants this law to be a statewide legislation. The Fair Workweek bill aims at providing workers with set schedules, along with confidence that their work hours and paychecks will be […]

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What is the Process of an SEC Whistleblower Award?

 

When Congress created the SEC Whistleblower Program in 2010, its provisions encouraged whistleblowers to reveal violations of federal securities law by allowing them to claim up to 30 percent of any monetary sanctions collected by SEC actions. If millions of dollars are collected, the whistleblower is set up financially for life. To collect this windfall, […]

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Amazon Workers Allege Religious Discrimination

Religious discrimination or job segregation because of a perceived customer’s preference is prohibited in the workplace, according to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This federal law is designed to protect workers from discrimination or harassment if they are a member of an organized religion or have a strong moral belief. A year […]

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Women Encouraged to Support #MeToo Movement

 

The #MeToo movement drastically increased claims by victims who had previously felt powerless, easily coerced, and even threatened by colleagues. According to a report from NAVEX Global, employee harassment complaints rose 18 percent since 2017. Even more importantly, 41 percent of those claims were immediately substantiated. Though these are commendable statistics, they do not imply […]

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Two Workplace Sexual Harassment Bills Proposed in Pennsylvania

 

On Monday, Pennsylvania State Representative, Margo Davidson, proposed two workplace sexual harassment bills into the legislature. In the first bill called “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace,” victims of employment discrimination would be enabled to file complaints within a longer time frame with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. The second bill titled “TimesUP — […]

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Legal Profession Experiences Sexual Harassment Concerns

 

Individuals working in the legal field are far from immune to sexual harassment, even though it is assumed that those engaging in such behavior must know that this is illegal. A recent survey of nearly 7,000 lawyers and other legal field employees by the International Bar Association (IBA) found that 36.6 percent of women and […]

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Restaurant Sexual Harassment Prevention

 

While sexual harassment occurs in many different workplaces, certain industries are more prone to sexually inappropriate misconduct than others. For numerous reasons, the restaurant industry is especially prone to sexual harassment. Each staff position in a restaurant requires a unique set of skills. Cooks, wait staff, management, busboys, and even patrons join to make a […]

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Mozilla Develops Guidelines to Support Transgender Employees

 

In support of their transgender employees and workers who may be transitioning between genders, Mozilla, creator of the Firefox browser, publicly announced new human resources policies at the end of 2018. The move has the potential to make waves across technological and other industries as it acknowledges the need to rethink dated guidelines, processes, and […]

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New Fund Aimed to End Workplace Sexual Harassment

 

Sexual harassment has been a widespread problem in the workplace for what has seemingly been ages. Unwanted and illegal interactions at work have been increasingly worrisome for generations. Studies have shown that eight out of 10 women experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Women who suffered through such an experience had reported mental and physical […]

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Whistleblower Fights for Professional Cheerleaders

 

A former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader has spent the past year fighting how the organization treats women. She claims that they maintain a culture that discriminates against females, while focusing on power and money. As a cheerleader for an NFL team for three years, she was fired early in 2018. The reasons given were […]

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