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Can I Get Fired for Sharing My Salary Information?

 

This type of question is always fraught with complications for any attorney since technically, employers can fire nearly any person for any reason, but the real question is whether the firing was legal. An employer may fire anyone for sharing their salary information with others, but in most situations, it is not legal to do […]

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What are Common FMLA Issues?

 

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be difficult for employers and employees to understand. The FMLA was created to help employers designate leave to those who are eligible. If workers are covered under the FMLA, they receive 12 weeks of job protection in a 12-month period. These 12 weeks cannot be saved or […]

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Chester County Survey Reveals Startling Statistics on Sexual Harassment

 

A survey of over 900 people in Chester County, Pennsylvania revealed interesting and startling information about sexual harassment happening in our nearby communities. This survey was conducted in both English and Spanish and targeted those in various Chester County workplaces. It should be noted that about 81 percent of survey respondents were female. The survey […]

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Choreographer Accused Star of Degrading Women

 

A 24-year-old choreographer has accused singer, Justin Bieber, of mistreating women. The dancer, who choreographed the singer’s 2016 tour, accused the singer of degrading women, stating that his treatment of them is an abomination. The choreographer wrote in a twitter post that she regrets working for the singer and that although she put in a […]

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South Jersey Diner Settles Harassment Suit

 

Harassment in the workplace occurs across various types of industries and takes on many different forms. A diner in Voorhees, New Jersey recently agreed to a $20,000 settlement payment to resolve an employee’s complaint of workplace harassment related to his sexual orientation. The employee, who is gay, worked at the restaurant for about two years. […]

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Hundreds of Sexual Harassment Claims Filed by Pennsylvania Employees

 

A study performed by the Joint State Government Commission of Pennsylvania recently revealed that there were close to 600 sexual harassment or misconduct claims by state employees over the past five years. Few charges or referrals to law enforcement amounted from these claims, yet they cost state taxpayers almost $2 million from 2013 to 2018. […]

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Company Culture Risk Factors for Sexual Harassment

 

Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to occur, demoralizing employees who are subjected to hostile work environments. There are costs to the employer as well, including decreased worker productivity and increased employee turnover. According to a study by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there are several workplace characteristics that set the stage for sexual […]

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How Will Reporting Sexual Harassment Impact My Career?

 

Research conducted at Stanford University indicates that reporting sexual harassment may impact a woman’s chances of getting promoted. Specifically, women who self-report sexual harassment face a greater risk of not being treated fairly, although the #MeToo movement may be reducing that risk. In a national survey, respondents were asked to read a fictitious employee file […]

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Deciding to Disclose Your Disability to Your Employer

 

Laws found in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protect disabled job applicants and employees from facing discrimination in the workplace. The challenge, though, is deciding whether individuals should disclose their disabilities to their potential or current employer and how to do so. Although the disability may not appear to the naked eye, the worker […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Trucking Industry

 

An Iowa trucking company is the focus of a class-action lawsuit alleging that their female truck drivers were victimized by sexual harassment. Three hundred women joined the suit with allegations of inappropriate touching and groping, unwelcome comments, assault, rape, and other forms of abuse. These female workers are now part of the #MeToo movement and […]

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