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Unwanted Hugging in the Workplace

 

Most people would probably agree that a hug is a nice thing, but when it takes place at work, and is forced on someone rather than accepted willingly, it can feel very intimidating and even threatening. Recent news suggests that the latter is the case with the chief executive of high-end British retailer, Ted Baker, […]

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Machine to Help EEOC Detect Discrimination

 

The day is coming when machine learning will help the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) determine who might face discrimination in the workplace. The idea is to identify bias before it occurs. However, it may take three to five years before the system is put in place. The EEOC recently hired its first chief […]

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Whole Foods Beset with Sexual Harassment Claims

 

Whole Foods is under intense scrutiny for ignoring sexual harassment claims of store workers. An employee at one of their San Francisco stores filed a lawsuit against the upscale food giant, who was recently acquired by Amazon, one of the world’s largest retail companies. The worker alleges that her shift supervisor made sexual remarks to […]

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Saks Fifth Avenue Under Discrimination Lawsuit

 

Workplace discrimination can occur in any work environment. According to a lawsuit filed by eight former employees against Saks Fifth Avenue, they claimed that they were discriminated against because of their race and age. In addition, they also claimed that they bumped into the glass ceiling, the metaphorical barrier to advancement that shuts out women […]

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Transgender Individuals More Likely to Be Unemployed

 

Transgender individuals in the workplace are among those who experience unlawful harassment and discrimination because of who they are. Now, a research study in New York City details how transgender individuals are also more likely to be unemployed, adding to the challenges they face in the hiring process. The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) […]

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Increased Awareness of Workplace Sexual Harassment

 

Since the revelations about rampant sexual harassment of women in the entertainment industry, awareness of workplace sexual harassment has increased dramatically. It has become clear that this is not just an entertainment industry problem, since countless allegations have since surfaced about widespread sexual harassment in many industries. In reflection of this heightened awareness, many workplaces […]

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L’Oréal Targeted with Racial Discrimination Claims

 

L’Oréal S.A. is the world’s largest cosmetics company. It is known globally for cosmetic products in the areas of hair care, skin care, sun protection, make-up, and perfume. L’Oréal’s former marketing vice president has filed a lawsuit against the company claiming racial discrimination, wrongful termination, and a hostile work environment. She cited a list of […]

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Coast Guard Academy Retaliates Against Whistleblower

 

An African-American female lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard Academy recently reported that she was faced with harassment and a hostile work environment partially based upon her race and gender. Federal investigators determined that the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut retaliated after she made the complaint. According to a report released by the […]

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The Perception of Harassment in the Workplace

 

A recent American Family Survey studied the perception of sexual harassment on the job. The study, which also included topics of public policy, marriage, and children, showed there is a difference in how people of different genders and ages perceive harassment. It found that men and younger individuals were less likely than women and older […]

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Sexual Harassment of Nursing Home Workers

 

Sexual harassment is a serious ongoing concern in many occupations across the United States from executives to nurses to factory workers. For the thousands of Americans who work in the nursing home industry, sexual harassment can be an occupational hazard from the patients under their care. According to research, nine out of 10 nursing home […]

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