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Scientists Develop #MeTooBots to Detect Sexual Harassment

Artificial intelligence (AI) bots are being developed and deployed against sexual harassers in the workplace. Nicknamed #MeTooBots, the sexual harassment detecting software uses algorithms to sift through emails and other communications, flagging potential offenses for further review by Human Resources departments or company lawyers. Individual messages, as well as communication patterns over extended periods, are […]

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E-Commerce Company Threatens Termination for Whistleblowers

The threat of climate change is now more than just a threat. It is a real problem with devastating consequences for people, as well as the planet.  The work of advocates to address the problem and hold governments and companies accountable has been met with limited success. When the U.S. withdrew from the 2016 Paris […]

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Footwear Company Under Allegations of Gender Discrimination

A transgender computer engineer that identifies as a transmasculine/nonbinary individual is suing the well-known sportswear corporation, Nike, and its IT staffing firm for gender discrimination. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claimed that they were subjected to gender-identity discrimination, harassment, and retaliation as supervisors, colleagues, and independent contractors at the firm refused to address them using […]

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Female Residents and Physicians Face Discrimination and Burnout

A recent Philadelphia Inquirer article described how many female medical residents and surgeons face gender discrimination, which ultimately leads to burnout. The unfair treatment comes from colleagues, as well as patients, and can include less pay, discriminatory comments, and being passed over for jobs in favor of men. Experts say that any type of stereotyping […]

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Protecting Internet Communication Privacy in the Workplace

In past decades, a worker was given some form of privacy during work hours. This was due to the employer’s inability to monitor each worker’s every move. However, the internet now allows an employer to breach this privacy through monitoring software. There is controversy regarding an employer’s right to monitor their employees. While some find […]

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Is There a Time Limit to Report Sexual Harassment at Work?

When sexual harassment occurs on the job, it might be difficult for the victim to take immediate action. Some victims might feel unsure if their experience is considered sexual harassment. Other victims fear ostracization or retaliation if they report the harassment. These challenges might lead a victim to delay making a report. When the victim […]

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Ridesharing Company Compensates Sexually Harassed Employees

In mid-December, news outlets reported that Uber established a $4.4 million fund to compensate employees who experienced workplace sexual harassment and retaliation. This is after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found that Uber allowed this culture to exist. This settlement was entered voluntarily by Uber and was agreed out of court. The rideshare company […]

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Recent Allegations Determine Workplace Romances

 

Many people who end up in romantic relationships meet at work. Full-time workers in Pennsylvania spend 40 or more hours with their co-workers. As a consequence, connections develop and may blossom. Yet, all is hardly rosy when it comes to workplace romances. The CEO of McDonald’s recently lost his top-level position after his long-term liaison […]

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NBC to Rid of Non-Disclosure Agreements

 

For decades, companies around the country have used non-disclosure agreements (NDA) to protect confidential information from becoming public. Originally, these agreements were designed to keep business practices secret. In more recent news, it has become apparent that NDAs are being used to conceal sexual harassment incidents between employees. Improper Use of Contractual Agreements Public scandals […]

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Avoid Getting Sexual Harassment Investigations Wrong

 

According to a study performed by the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN), approximately 81 percent of women and 20 percent of men experience sexual harassment in the workplace. When instances of sexual harassment are reported, employers must conduct investigations into the allegations and take appropriate remedial action. Unfortunately, many employers fail to handle […]

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