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 […]

a history of sexual harassment laws in the U.S.

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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6 Ways to Respond to Discrimination in the Workplace

Some forms of discrimination in the workplace can be very subtle and not always easily detectable. It’s much less difficult to identify discrimination if it comes in the form of threats and intimidation. However, practices such as disparate forms of discipline, not providing reasonable accommodations, and glass ceilings are all forms of workplace discrimination. Fortunately, […]

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Chef John Besh Creates Culture of Sexual Harassment at Work

Inappropriate conduct can be pervasive in some work environments. One has to look no further than the recent string of sexual harassment allegations against New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh and some of his male employees and managers. According to The Times-Picayune, during the past several years, the John Besh Restaurant Group fostered a […]

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Bad Bosses: 4 Workplace Horror Stories You’ll Never Forget

Employment discrimination and harassment can be downright scary at times. From physical and verbal abuse to sexual harassment to disability discrimination, many cases of abuse can double as horror stories. Here are 4 frightening accounts of employee mistreatment at work. Being in a Bad Mood Is No Excuse for Your Boss to Abuse You Workplace […]

examples of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Top 8 Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects women from being fired or discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions at workplaces with 15 or more employees. Although the PDA has been a federal law for nearly 40 years, discrimination against pregnant women continues to be an issue in the workplace. […]

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Top 10 FAQs About Pregnancy Discrimination

Do you feel as though you may not have received a job promotion because you were pregnant? Or were pressured into taking early leave? Or even fired? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions that […]

is pregnancy a disability at work

Is Pregnancy Considered a Disability at Work?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to ensure people with qualifying disabilities weren’t discriminated against based on their disability. It covers discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. But is pregnancy considered a disability and are women protected under the ADA? Are you being discriminated against for being pregnant at […]

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Will Uber Ever Get Over the Sexual Harassment Issues?

Have you ever taken an Uber? For some, it’s allegedly been more of a ride than they bargained for. The convenient ride-share service is under scrutiny again. Most recently (at least at the time of this writing) Uber has banned a driver who made comments that “his dream is to have some drunk chick by […]

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