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Defense Department Makes Sexual Harassment a Crime

 

Sexual assault cases rose significantly in the armed forces in 2018. In response, the United States Defense Department issued a new directive that is intended to combat the serious problem of sexual harassment and assault. The department plans to codify sexual assault as a separate military crime with stronger penalties. The plan will also work […]

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What is the Difference Between Employment Law and Company Policy?

 

Employees face situations in the workplace that can leave them wondering if their rights were violated by an employer. For anyone who is employed by another entity, whether a small business or a large corporation, it is critical to have a basic understanding of employee workplace rights and to understand that company policy is not […]

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Five Things You Should Know About the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

 

Age discrimination is a very real problem in the workplace today. In fact, according to a 2018 AARP workplace survey, nearly two out of three workers aged 45 and older said they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work. This survey included 3,900 individuals over the age of 45 who were employed or seeking employment. What […]

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Union Files Complaint for Lost Wages

 

The Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) labor union recently filed a complaint against Hackensack Meridian Health, claiming that a payroll mistake has left thousands of their members with incorrect paychecks. Some received less than they were owed, while others were not paid at all. HPAE, which represents over 2,000 workers, claims that the problem has […]

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Women at Scientific Institution Face Gender Discrimination

 

Salk Institute is considered a haven for scientific research and is known for employing scientific legends. However, recent lawsuits indicate that Salk Institute is guilty of gender discrimination. A female biochemist worked at Salk Institute for over 30 years. However, after her contract with the institute expired, she was forced to shut down her experiments. […]

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Poor Health Linked to Age Discrimination

 

Age discrimination is a huge problem that many people face in their everyday lives. Individuals may face age discrimination while out at a restaurant, while receiving medical care, and even in the workplace. While this specific type of discrimination can have a negative impact on a person’s self-esteem, it may also have a negative impact […]

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Congressional Custodial Workers Allege Sexual Harassment

 

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an investigation last March that focused on how the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) was handling complaints of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. AOC manages all the maintenance and operations of the buildings and land that comprise Capitol Hill, including the House of Representatives, the Senate, the […]

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Email Chain Uncovers Sexual Harassment Claims

 

A recent Microsoft employee email chain reveals women sharing incidents of discrimination and sexual harassment, and now the company’s top human resources executive is acting. Microsoft’s senior leadership is investigating all claims. This is not the first time the tech giant has come under fire for sexual harassment. In 2018, a class-action lawsuit claimed that […]

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Men Report Being Less Concerned About Sexual Harassment

 

Sexual harassment continues to occur in the workplace, affecting both men and women. Oftentimes, sexual harassment may continue for prolonged periods because the victim may feel intimidated or afraid to speak out. However, since the #MeToo movement, more people have been coming forward about sexual harassment in the workplace. A recent Gallup poll sheds light […]

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Whistleblower Complaints are Rising

 

The number of whistleblower complaints reported by employees to federal agencies has spiked in the past five years, yet, the number of investigators on staff has declined. Whistleblower complaints have risen 29 percent since 2014, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the agency is currently operating with 24 percent fewer staff […]

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