Top Sexual Harassment Reports & Cases of 2017

The awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment rose to a much higher level in 2017 with national attention spotlighting entertainment, government, media and other industries across the country. Sexual harassment in the workplace is certainly not new but hopefully with the increased attention on the subject, and powerful people being held accountable for their […]

frequently asked questions about sexual harassment in the workplace

Top 8 Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Any kind of sexual harassment is unacceptable. Sexual harassment in the workplace has gained an enormous amount of national attention over the last year, and individuals (and the employers of these individuals in many cases) are being held accountable for their actions. Do you know what constitutes sexual harassment? It is important to understand the […]

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How to Report Sexual Harassment in Florida

The national awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace continues to grow. It affects people across all industries — from the tech world to manufacturing and many workplaces in between. Are you wondering what to do if you’re being sexually harassed at work? There are different laws and best practices to report […]

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A History of Sexual Harassment Laws in the United States

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a recent issue, but for centuries there was no legal recourse for victims. Thankfully, employees are becoming more empowered to speak out and take action against their harassers. In the United States, the groundwork for establishing federal sexual harassment laws and eventually making sexual harassment illegal in the […]

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What Does Harvey Weinstein’s Case Tell Us About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

With Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s recent termination from the company he helped co-found and his subsequent dismissal from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, it begs the question: How many complaints of sexual harassment go unheeded in the workplace? According to a 2015 report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), approximately […]

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Job applicant wins in U.S Supreme Court

An employer cannot refuse to hire someone to avoid making a religious accommodation — even if the employer did not actually know the accommodation was needed. It is enough for the employer to suspect that the accommodation is needed — or for it to be a motivating factor in the employer’s decision, the U.S. Supreme […]

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Small Companies and Pregnancy Discrimination: What Can You Do?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) protects pregnant women from being discriminated against based on their pregnancy. The law states that pregnant women must be treated the same as other employees. However, this law only applies to companies that are larger than fifteen people. Where does that leave women working for small businesses? While […]

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What Can I Do if My Employer Violates My Employment Contract?

If you have an agreement with your employer – written or verbal (albeit verbal is harder to prove) – that has been broken, you have several courses of action. If the employment/employee contract is a union contract, speak with your union representative first. If not, then you can: Speak with the Human Resources Department While […]

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Sex Discrimination: Gender Identity and Transgender Status are now Protected

Know Your Rights Employers cannot discriminate in employment based on race, religion, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or sex. However, up until recently transgender employees, or job candidates, were not specifically protected. In early 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13672 (EO) adding sexual orientation AND gender identity as independent, protected categories. […]

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4 Common Mistakes Sexual Harassment Victims Make

We’re not in the business of victim blaming. In fact, our goal is to empower the so-called “targets” of a hostile work environment. While employees who experience workplace sexual harassment aren’t responsible for their abuse, it’s important that they know the steps they do or don’t take after an incident can impact the strength of […]

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