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Sexual Harassment by Clients, Customers, and Vendors

 

When we hear about sexual harassment in the workplace, we may think of the offender as being a co-worker or a person in authority. But that isn’t always the case. Sometimes the perpetrator is a client, a customer, or a vendor. Federal law entitles all American employees to work in an environment that is free […]

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Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

 

The U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has stirred a controversy over how best to handle sexual harassment in higher education. To be clear, this has been an issue in need of address for decades. Colleges and universities have long been known to have problems with sex and discriminatory practices. A recent case at the […]

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Current Employment Law Issues

 

Employment law is constantly changing. Following are some current changes happening within employment laws and the issues employers and employees should be conscious of, if they arise. Definite Changes to Employment Law Introduced in 1986, the I-9 form was designed to curb the hiring of undocumented immigrants. As of September 18, 2017, employers must begin […]

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Women are Saying No to Sexual Harassment

 

In 2016, a British study revealed that more than half of the women surveyed had been sexually harassed at work. Even today, however, many women never report this injustice. That may be because women have been conditioned for a long time to remain professional. Therefore, women who have been sexually harassed tend to tolerate their […]

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Discrimination and Whistleblower Law

 

Discrimination can happen anywhere, even at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Recently, a commandant at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Pennsylvania was fired allegedly because he was gay, in violation of the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law. However, this case is not just about discrimination against sexual orientation; the plaintiff also alleges that […]

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Harvey Weinstein Accused of Years of Sexual Harassment

 

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein allegedly committed acts of sexual harassment for years, according to a new investigation. At least 30 years ago, formerly undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment, sexual advances, and other acts of misconduct from current and former employees as well as film industry workers reveal that the producer apparently engaged in these acts. […]

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Jeff Sessions Reverses Transgender Workers’ Discrimination Policy

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed the policy that protects transgender workers from discrimination. He states that the policy covers men and women but not transgendered individuals. Under the Obama administration, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned transgender discrimination in the workplace. Additionally, the policy reversal contends that any pending and future […]

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Silicon Valley CEO Combats Sexual Harassment

 

Silicon Valley has been battling sexual harassment claims for some time now. Employees from Tesla, Uber, and Binary Capital have all spoken out. Silicon Valley CEOs have responded to the negative press by trying to change company culture. They have tossed around ideas such as implementing an industry code of conduct or an industry-wide HR […]

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Women in Advertising Face Harassment

 

Sexual harassment in the workplace is common, but many believe that it becomes less common in professional settings. As shown by a recent survey, women in advertising are the victims of sexual harassment as much as any other profession. Conducted on behalf of the ad organization 4A, the survey was sent to members and sought […]

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Discrimination Against Teachers

 

Unfortunately, discrimination has been a common problem in work places across the country and throughout the world. Discrimination can take many forms. People can be harassed or discriminated against for their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and more. Discrimination can also plague workers in the educational sector as some can be denied job opportunities by administrators. […]

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