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Keeping Pregnant Women Safe at Work

 

Pregnant women face unique risks in the workplace. Those risks vary depending on the environment they work in. There are a wide range of hazards that could cause harm to the baby or to the woman herself, and these may range from physical activities to certain chemical or radiation hazards. There is a fine balance […]

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Dealing with Bullying and Discrimination in the Workplace

 

When we think of bullying, often the first image that comes to mind is children on the playground. However, adult professionals in the workplace bullying one another is more common than one may think. Not only does it occur, but the statistics are overwhelming. One of the main differences between playground bullying and workplace bullying […]

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New Bill Acts to Stop Sexual Harassment in STEM Fields

 

Recently, a leading scientist studying the fundamental structure of the universe turned the lens on her own profession. The world of science is just as prone to sexual harassment as any other sphere or industry. In fact, the academic workplace has the second highest rate of sexual harassment of all the fields studied. The proposal […]

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Teacher Lost Job at Pennsylvania Catholic School Due to Pregnancy

 

A teacher lost her job at a Catholic school in Pennsylvania due to her pregnancy. The woman who taught at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School in Edgewood, Pennsylvania, for four years informed her employer about the impending pregnancy on Friday. After the announcement, they fired her. She claims that she lost her job at […]

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Women in Interventional Radiology Suffer from Sexual Harassment

 

A recent survey is shedding new light on experiences of women in interventional radiology. It shows that gender bias runs rampant in this practice area, and that it affects women throughout their careers. The goal of the survey authors was to evaluate how gender influences a woman’s career in the field, and to create evidence-based […]

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Employers Accountable for Protecting Employees’ Personal Information

 

A new ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court states that employers must be held legally accountable for protecting their employees’ personal information. The ruling originated from a data breach case in 2014 that took place at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center when birth dates, addresses, and Social Security numbers from their over 60,000 employees […]

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Allegations of Sexual Harassment in the Pennsylvania Senate

 

Recently, sexual harassment allegations were brought up against the Pennsylvania Senate security force by two former female employees who provided security as part of a team of 16 employees. The two women alleged that they were subjected to inappropriate sexual behavior and lewd comments and text messages by other male members of the security force. […]

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Female CEOs Face More Obstacles Than Male CEOs

 

Even women who have cracked the glass ceiling and become corporate CEOs still face unequal treatment, according to new research conducted at Florida State University (FSU). Female CEOs are paid less money than their male counterparts, just as they are at every other level in many companies. Statistically, they do not last as long at […]

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Moonves Faces New Allegations That May Jeopardize Severance

 

New allegations against former CBS chief, Les Moonves, may jeopardize his severance. After Moonves was ousted from CBS in September for alleged sexual misconduct, CBS placed $120 million in a “grantor trust” for him. During further investigation into the previous sexual misconduct allegations, the two law firms representing the board discovered an incident from 1995 […]

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Weight Discrimination

 

Unfortunately, in certain workplaces, workers have been treated unfairly due to their weight, meaning they were not hired, denied a rightful promotion, were terminated for no apparent reason, or were assigned to tasks that were less appealing than what other workers were doing. This kind of discrimination runs very deep in our culture. At a […]

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