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Justice Department Releases New Sexual Harassment Guidelines

 

What happens if sexual harassment occurs within the government agency that is tasked with dealing with this very issue? For the over 115,000 staff members of the U.S. Department of Justice, a new set of sexual harassment guidelines is meant to answer that exact question. Recently, the U.S. Justice Department published its latest set of […]

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Verizon Contractor Sued for Sexual Harassment

 

A host of sexual harassment claims have recently been filed against XPO Logistics, a supply chain firm that provides warehouses and shipping services. The claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by several workers of an XPO Logistics warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee. Complaints include employees being groped and verbally harassed by their […]

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Musical Group Haim Fired Agent After Pay Disparity

 

The musical group Haim revealed that they fired their booking agent after a pay disparity issue. Allegedly, the members of Haim who are sisters received ten times less than a male artist for a festival in which they both performed. They performed at the festival one step below the male performer in hopes of gaining […]

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The Department of Defense and Sexual Assault

 

Despite the prevalence of news stories about sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace in recent months, a new study indicates that there is still much confusion about how these offenses are defined among leaders in the Department of Defense. The study also indicated that male senior leaders feel uncomfortable discussing sexual assault prevention. […]

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Federal Law Fails to Evolve with Economy

 

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the first black woman to oversee the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was responsible for the inclusion of sexual harassment as a form of discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Thanks to Congresswoman Norton and the rise of the #MeToo movement, workers who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace […]

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Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

 

The #MeToo movement and the subsequent implosion of the careers of major figures in the world of media, entertainment, and politics has made addressing sexual harassment in the workplace a heated topic. If your company or fellow employees are struggling to find the best ways to address this issue, the following are helpful ways to […]

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Brendan Fraser States that HFPA Denied Sexual Harassment Claims

 

Actor Brendan Fraser states that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) denied the sexual harassment claims that he brought against a member of their organization in 2003. The HFPA, which helms the annual Golden Globes presentations, investigated the claim after Fraser revealed the incident in a magazine last year. Allegedly, the journalist Philip Berk, associated […]

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US Court Rules on Gender Pay Gap

 

In April 2018, a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that women cannot be paid less than men based on prior salary. The Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco decided unanimously, and its ruling came the day before national Equal Pay Day, which marks how long it takes the average woman working into the next year […]

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Is Sexual Harassment Part of the Job for Professional Cheerleaders?

 

A professional cheerleading job for a national sports team is a role that many young girls fantasize about while they strive for excellence on their high school cheerleading squads. Many professional cheerleaders began their careers as dancers, having spent many years studying ballet, jazz, tap, and more. Competition for a spot on a professional cheerleading […]

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Fighting Back Against Pregnancy Discrimination

 

Pregnancy and the impending birth of a child should be a joyful time for a woman and her family. However, when she shares the news at work, she may be treated in a way that she had not expected. Having advanced degrees and a prestigious position may not help with job security, as a top […]

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