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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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How Prevalent is Sexual Harassment of Women Police Officers?

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Despite increased work opportunities for women, local and statewide police forces across New Jersey and the United States continue to have men outnumber women by about nine to one. With such a wide disparity between male and female police officers, sexual harassment of women is an especially serious problem in local, statewide, and national police […]

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Are Inappropriate Jokes a Form of Sexual Harassment?

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A sexual harassment lawsuit is serious for any individual or corporation. That is why so many companies and nonprofit organizations regularly hold sexual harassment awareness trainings for employees. Still, some workers end up misunderstanding what could be construed as sexual harassment, such as a joke. In fact, many sexual harassment defendants try to defend themselves […]

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Are Hotel Workers Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment?

As Americans slowly return to traveling as Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions ease, hotels are once again filling up. That means that many workers are returning to their hotel jobs. However, some studies show that the hospitality industry sees some of the highest numbers of sexual harassment complaints. Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal. It is […]

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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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Transgender Man Files Lawsuit Against Amazon for Pregnancy Discrimination

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An Amazon employee recently filed a federal discrimination suit against the company, claiming that he was mistreated after telling a manager that he was pregnant. The plaintiff is a transgender man who alleged that he was harassed and demoted after informing the supervisor about the pregnancy last June.  According to the lawsuit, once he shared […]

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Can I Get Fired Because of My PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and many other mental conditions are serious and can seriously affect the lives of victims. In the workplace, someone who suffers from a mental illness is legally protected against discrimination in the workplace and harassment, as well as privacy rights. Employees may also have legal rights to accommodations to help […]

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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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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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