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Could Productivity Apps Give Bosses Keys to Online Sexual Harassment?

How much personal information do you want your bosses to have about your home life? Thousands of New York residents are working from home as a result of the Coronavirus, but could their computers be opening them up to unwanted sexual advances? As mor… Read More
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Southern Baptist Convention Ejects Church Over Sex Offender Pastor

Earlier this year, the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country, expelled a small church in Texas because its pastor was a known sex offender. This was the first action taken under the denomination’s new sex a… Read More
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Victoria’s Secret “Angels” Face Misogyny, Bullying, and Sexual Harassment

Working as a lingerie model naturally exposes a woman to certain amounts of sexual energy. However, no employee should be forced to submit to sexual harassment just because of the nature of their job. Find out how the Victoria’s Secret “Angels”… Read More
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Are Misgendered Pronouns Gender Discrimination at Work?

For transgender and nonbinary workers, a supervisor using the right name and pronoun can be a sign of affirmation and respect. But what if coworkers or supervisors refuse to refer to you in your preferred way? Are misgendered pronouns gender discrimi… Read More
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New York Human Rights Law Protects Small Business Employees

Small businesses employ millions of American workers. Without the administrative oversight of larger companies, these businesses may not give their employees the same protections against discrimination and sexual harassment. The smallest of the small… Read More
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Federal #MeToo Complaints Push Government Agencies to Confront Sexual Harassment

A year after the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights began its investigation of federal #MeToo complaints, the agency has finally issued recommendations for federal employers and Congress. The report calls for the federal government to act as a “model… Read More
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Start-Up Tech Company Uses Facial Recognition to Find Victims of Child Sex Abuse

What if a software start-up company said it could identify the victim pictured in child pornography and warn them about criminal charges? Would it be the new best tool for law enforcement or an invasion of victims’ privacy? It turns out, the techno… Read More
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Is Zoombombing Illegal Sexual Harassment?

Millions of American workers have found themselves suddenly working from home in the wake of COVID-19. Zoom and other video conferencing applications are a crucial part of that unexpected transition. However, vulnerabilities in the app’s security h… Read More
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Asian American Essential Workers Face COVID-19 Racial Discrimination

In New York and across America, Asian American workers are facing racial discrimination because of fear related to the novel Coronavirus COVID-19. As the response to the pandemic goes on, employers will need to step up their responses to xenophobia t… Read More
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Sex Abuse Victims’ Testimonies Lead to Harvey Weinstein’s Guilty Verdict

On February 24, 2020, former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of two felony sex crimes by a New York State Supreme Court jury. This guilty verdict is a milestone in the #MeToo movement, and comes thanks to the hard work and testim… Read More
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