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Women Venture Capitalists Fight Gender Discrimination in Lending

Where can a woman go for funding to start her business? Women entrepreneurs continue to face challenges raising seed money from venture capitalists who are overwhelmingly male, and white. Now a group of women venture capitalists in New York are fight… Read More
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What to Do About a Bully Boss and Their Sexual Harassment

When your boss is demanding, demeaning, and abusive, it can make every day a struggle. And when their comments and jokes turn to sex or gender, it can also be illegal. Find out what qualifies for federal and state protections and what you can do abou… Read More
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What to Do if You are Sexually Harassed by the Owner of Your Company

When you work for a small business, gender discrimination and sexual misconduct can feel very personal. Without an HR department to help, it may feel like you have nowhere to turn. Find out what to do if you are sexually harassed by the owner of your… Read More
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Can You Be Forced to Take Leave for a Disability?

Disabilities come in all severities, forms, and durations. But can a one-size-fits-all disability policy interfere with your ability to work or keep your job? Can a car accident or chronic health situation put your job at risk? Can you be forced to t… Read More
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International Employees’ #MeToo Push May Find Strength in New York State Human Rights Act

Not every country’s laws or government take sexual harassment as seriously as in the U.S. But for international employees making a #MeToo push against their employers, a business trip to New York could give them a chance to find strength in the New… Read More
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Union Claims Attendance Policy Causes Gender Discrimination Against Flight Attendants

Can an attendance policy be illegal gender discrimination? The Association of Professional Flight Attendants thinks so. It has filed a complaint with the EEOC, claiming American Airlines’ new attendance policy causes gender discrimination against f… Read More
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Why You Want a Consent Judgment in Your Employment Discrimination Case

When you hear about a big employment discrimination case settling in the news it is often through a “consent judgment”. Find out what that means, what it does for employers and employees, and why you might want a consent judgment in your employme… Read More
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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Lawsuit, Crime, or Both?

The words sexual harassment can mean a lot of things. Some are verbal, or make a person uncomfortable. But others cross the line into sexual assault. When physical sexual harassment occurs, it can raise the question of whether you should file a lawsu… Read More
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Women Economists Call for Accounting on Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

Economics and finance have long been male-dominated industries. Last year a #MeToo complaint brought to light a climate of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Now women economists are speaking out, even disrupting the American Economic Assoc… Read More
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Salary Negotiations or Racial and Gender Pay Discrimination: How Can You Tell?

Whether you are applying for a new position, or asking for a raise, the idea of demanding more money from an employer is often nerve wracking. But what if you are being underpaid because of your race or gender? How can you tell if your pay is based o… Read More
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