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What Should I Do if I Am Sexually Harassed at an Office Holiday Party?

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The annual holiday party is something that many employees look forward to as an opportunity to relax, celebrate the festive time of year, and enjoy each other’s company. These parties are also a great way for employers to show their employees how much their hard work and dedication is appreciated. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon […]

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Proposed Amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is poised for an update thanks to amendments proposed by the state governor. If enacted, the amendments will help companies and employees better tighten loopholes and gaps in the prevention, reporting, and disciplinary measures for employment discrimination. Some victims who experience discrimination may be confused about how to […]

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Can Phone Apps End Sexual Harassment?

When an individual is harassed in a sexual manner at work, it is often difficult to file a formal complaint against their abuser. The difficulties of filing a report often stem from the culture of sexual harassment in the workplace; many victims are not taken seriously, while others face retaliation from their employers. This culture […]

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Preventing Whistleblower Retaliation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created with a mission to achieve safe and healthful work conditions for this country’s workforce. It does this through regulations, training, education, and assistance, and covers private and public sector workers and employers. Many people may be surprised to discover that whistleblower protection also falls under the scope […]

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New Jersey Teacher Sick Over Hostile Work Environment

 

A high school math teacher filed a lawsuit against the Bergen County school district due to allegations of discrimination and retaliation. The victim initiated the lawsuit due to claims of a hostile work environment. According to the victim, her volatile relationship with a supervisor led her to experience anxiety and other medical issues. In the […]

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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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Google Employees Face Retaliation for Reporting Harassment

 

Google is under fire due to a released document containing reports of retaliation against its employees. The internal document included reports from dozens of workers who received punitive action from reporting incidents in the workplace. Some of the claims included demotions and being placed in less desirable projects. The recent reports of retaliation come after […]

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Is Retaliation Easier to Prove Than Discrimination?

 

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation was the most frequent claim in fiscal year 2017. Discrimination followed closely behind retaliation, including discrimination based on race, sex, disability, age, religion, and national origin. These two incidents are nearly equal in regard to frequency; however, they are not analyzed the same way. A recent […]

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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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Major Organization Accused of Shielding Executive Under Sexual Harassment Allegations

 

In the past two years, there have been two sexual harassment allegations against a senior executive official at the National Rifle Association (NRA). The two victims worked with the executive official; one worked for the NRA while the other worked for the NRA’s contracted marketing firm. The sexual harassment claim involving the NRA employee was […]

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