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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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What to Do Before You Report Sexual Harassment to the EEOC

You’ve had enough of the jokes, the comments, and the inappropriate touching. You’re ready to get help. But should you head straight to court? What should you do before you report sexual harassment to the EEOC or your state anti-discrimination ag… Read More
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Gender Pay Gap Widens at Top Law Firms

Differences in the income of men and women happen at every point on the pay scale. From blue-collar workers to white-collar professionals, women often have to fight to earn as much as their male counterparts. Now the most recent study of top law firm… Read More
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What to Do If Your Contract is Terminated for Reporting Sexual Harassment

When you report sexual harassment on the job, sometimes you take your career in your hands. W-2 employees can file a retaliation claim under gender discrimination laws through the EEOC or local authorities. But what about independent contractors or c… Read More
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Planned Parenthood Employees Face Pregnancy Discrimination

When women want to start a family, having their employer’s support can be an important factor in the decision. Knowing you can follow doctor’s orders for light work, bed rest, or other pregnancy-related restrictions is crucial. But even at progre… Read More
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Google Employees Walk Out Over Sexual Harassment Buyouts

A news article about sexual harassment buyout four years ago sent Google employees to the streets in New York City and around the globe. They protested $90 million paid to Andy Rubin, the “Father of Android” and other high-level golden parachutes… Read More
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2019 Brings New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements to New York Employers

New York state has tightened its rules about sexual harassment at work. Starting in 2019, the state is imposing new sexual harassment training requirements on all New York employers for new hires and existing employees. Find out what to expect and wh… Read More
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New York Models Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy for Employers

The 2019 New York State Budget puts in place the nation’s strongest, most comprehensive sexual harassment law. It holds employers accountable for sexual misconduct in the workplace, and specifically requires employers to adopt a sexual harassment p… Read More
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