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Distributing Nude Pictures of Coworkers is Sexual Harassment and a Crime in New York City

Distributing nude pictures of coworkers may be one of the most humiliating things a person can do to a fellow employee. Yet, the media has made news out of celebrities’ nude images going viral. That has prompted angry ex-partners to engage in &… Read More
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Man Hugging Woman at her Desk

Is Hugging Sexual Harassment?

Not all sexual harassment involves sex. Unwanted comments and physical attention can make the workplace an uncomfortable place to be. When these seemingly minor offenses pile up and make a hostile work environment, it can leave you wondering, “… Read More
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Pregnant Woman in Conference Room

Pregnancy Discrimination at Work in America’s Big Businesses

Starting a family shouldn’t come with a risk of being fired. But expectant mothers across the country face pregnancy discrimination at work. The illegal trend to hold women back because they have children can strike anywhere, from small compani… Read More
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Athletes’ Testosterone Blamed for Environment of Sexual Harassment at Nike

When your workplace has an environment of sexual harassment it can feel like no one is listening to your complaints and there’s nothing you can do. An anonymous survey that swept through Nike revealed the company’s focus on athletes had c… Read More
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Enforcing Your Discrimination-Based Settlement Agreement

Increasingly, complaints of workplace discrimination or harassment are settling out of court. Whether through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) mediation process, or as the result of negotiations by private employment… Read More
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Transgender Woman

​Religious Objection Doesn’t Overrule Transgender Discrimination Protections, Court Says

If you decide to come out at work, can your employer fire you for being transgender? Does it matter if your boss is a Christian? The Sixth Circuit Court says no and no. A religious objection doesn’t overrule transgender discrimination protectio… Read More
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Older Worker at Desk - Forced into Mandatory Retirement

Is a Mandatory Retirement Policy Illegal Age Discrimination?

If you have a milestone birthday approaching, you might be getting anxious about losing your job. Some companies use a mandatory retirement policy to try to limit the age of their work force. But that could be illegal age discrimination, depending on… Read More
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Woman Charter School Teacher

Does the Equal Pay Act Apply to Charter School Salaries?

The Equal Pay Act is designed to make sure women receive equal pay for equal work. But income inequality continues to be a problem in workplaces across the country. In some cases, like in non-profit charter schools, teachers may not even know if they… Read More
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Tenure, Sexual Harassment and Bullying on Law School Campuses

Teacher-and-student relationships are one of the most frequent pairings in the media to portray sexual harassment and bullying. In real life, when a professor or dean of a law school targets his employees and students, even a Title IX complaint often… Read More
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College Job Fair

Do College Job Fairs Promote Age Discrimination?

Every year, colleges and universities across the country are gear up to connect graduating seniors with employers looking for entry-level employees. But what about those workers who didn’t follow a traditional path to employment? Do college job… Read More
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