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Female Pediatricians Face Gender Discrimination

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently published a study on early and mid-career pediatricians, which looked at gender differences in work-life balance, home responsibilities, and salary. On average in the United States, women earn approximately 80 percent of what men earn in similarly situated positions. Among the 1,000 doctors in the study, women pediatricians earned […]

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What Should I Know About Severance Agreements?

 

Severance agreements offer employees who are being terminated additional money in exchange for waiving certain rights. In most cases, it is perfectly legal for employers to require departing employees to sign a severance agreement. However, employers cannot threaten to withhold wages already earned; they can only offer additional money for signing the document. The first […]

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Is the EEOC Protecting Workers or Employers?

 

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is supposed to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace, but a recent analysis of EEOC complaints filed with the agency over the past 21 years showed relatively little is done. By law, those facing discrimination at work must initially file a complaint with the EEOC before taking […]

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Blaming Female Sexual Harassment Victims

 

Even though women have been victimized by sexual harassment for some time, they have also been blamed for their perpetrator’s behaviors. Whether they have been accused of dressing provocatively, leading on the abuser, or acting in some other fashion, victims should not be held accountable for causing the harassment. Yet, even in 2019, women are […]

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Reverse Psychology May Prevent Sexual Harassment

 

Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a major societal issue despite decades of workplace training and lawsuits. The recent #MeToo movement has revealed an often hidden and rampant problem. The question must be asked why this form of employment harassment continues to take place today. Under Title VII of the United States Civil […]

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Former Assistant Accuses Robert DeNiro of Harassment, Discrimination

 

A former assistant accused actor Robert DeNiro of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in a recently filed suit. In 2008, DeNiro hired the woman to act as his assistant. She claims that he subjected her to lewd comments, verbal abuse, physical misconduct, gender-based harassment, and assigned her stereotypically female tasks. Initially, Robert DeNiro filed a […]

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Philadelphia Police Head Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

 

The police commissioner of the nation’s sixth-largest city is out of office after accusations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination in his department. The Philadelphia Police Commissioner resigned after allegations surfaced in a federal lawsuit filed in August by two female police department members. His resignation comes just weeks after he was lauded by the […]

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US Labor Department Expands Overtime Pay Eligibility

 

On Tuesday, the US Labor Department introduced a new federal rule that will expand overtime pay eligibility for more workers. The new rule covers more than one million salaried workers who earn about or below $35,500 per year, which is an increase from the maximum amount allowed for workers who earned around or below $23,700 […]

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Actress Leaves Show Due to Profound Sexual Harassment

 

Actress Afton Williamson is leaving police television show, “The Rookie,” after claiming she was subjected to sexual harassment, bullying, and sexual assault on set. The actress detailed in an Instagram post to her fans the reasons for her departure from the show. She wrote that she was the target of racial discrimination and racially charged […]

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Advice for Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

 

The #MeToo movement has drawn much attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, the message has not gotten through to everyone, and sexual harassment in the workplace remains common. Sexual harassment does not always involve unwanted propositions or touching. Often, it is more subtle. Perhaps you allow a co-worker a bit […]

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