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Do Women in Leadership Positions Experience More Sexual Harassment?

One might think that women who hold supervisory and leadership roles at work would face less sexual harassment. Given their positions of power, one might think that an executive who is also a female would not experience a hostile work environment more than an average female employee. However, this is not the case, according to […]

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Study Shows That Doctors Frequently Experience Sexual Harassment on Social Media

A Pew Research Center study found that 41 percent of American adults have experienced harassment online, with one in five people reporting extreme online harassment, including sexual harassment. Additionally, a survey of 464 doctors showed that one in four physicians who use social media had been personally attacked. These attacks ranged from ridicule surrounding a […]

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Why are Retail Workers Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment?

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It seems as though no industry is immune from the scourge of sexual harassment. Employees in all industries can be mistreated, abused, and harassed. One sector that may not have received as much media attention regarding sexual harassment is the retail arena. News reports in recent years have focused on sexual harassment in the fields […]

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Franklin Township Public Works Boss Charged with Sexual Misconduct

 

A boss employed by the Franklin Township Public Works department in Franklin Township, New Jersey was charged with sexual misconduct. His former assistant filed a suit against him claiming that he engaged in unlawful physical contact with her and made unwanted sexual advances toward her multiple times. Allegedly, when she rejected his advances, he retaliated […]

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Stockton University Professor Suspended for Past Harassment Allegations

 

A Stockton University professor faces suspension for past sexual harassment and retaliation allegations. Previously, the professor taught at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and was fired in 2015 after two female students accused him of sexual harassment and subsequent retaliation due to the claims. School officials at Stockton University discovered his history after the professor […]

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Embracing in the Workplace

 

The #MeToo movement has changed the way relatively simple actions, such as hugging a co-worker who has received a promotion or going through another life event, are perceived. Many people prefer to err on the side of caution and not embrace a co-worker in such situations, even if they would not have thought twice about […]

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Mount Laurel Teacher Forced Out of Job Due to Discrimination

 

A Mount Laurel, New Jersey teacher filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging she was discriminated against based on her race, creating a hostile work environment so severe she left her teaching position. The teacher, who is African American, stated in her lawsuit the treatment at the hands of her coworkers was repeatedly offensive and […]

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Victimized Employees Seen as Worse Employees

 

Employee handbooks should include what do if you are being victimized by a fellow co-worker. Yet, what happens when you report workplace harassment to your supervisor only to be viewed by them as a bully yourself? The victimized employee may find themselves in an impossible situation, especially when they have never engaged in bullying behavior […]

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