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New York State Legislator…

New York State Legislators Tighten Sexual Harassment Laws, Again

Earlier this year, the New York state legislature held its first hearings on sexual harassment and gender discrimination in nearly 50 years. Now Senate Bill 6577, the product of those hearings, has been signed into law. That means tighter sexual hara… Read More
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What Woman to Woman Gende…

What Woman to Woman Gender Discrimination Looks Like

The faces of the #MeToo movement have been women from across the country who have faced sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the hands of the men they worked for. But that’s not the only way female employees can be disadvantaged at work.… Read More
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How Criminal Sexual Assau…

How Criminal Sexual Assault Charges and Civil Lawsuits Interact

The victims of sexual assault often have to navigate both the prosecution of criminal sexual assault charges and civil lawsuits. Each legal proceeding has its own process, its own rules, and its own possible outcomes. Knowing how the two interact can… Read More
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New York Look Back Window…

New York Look Back Window Gives Sexual Assault Survivors One Year to Speak Up

Sexual assault survivors face fear, trauma, and social stigma when they step forward to name their abusers. Even moreso when the abuser was a priest in a Catholic church. It can take years, even decades, to decide to take that step. The passage of Ne… Read More
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EEOC Settlement Requires…

EEOC Settlement Requires Sexual Harassment Training in Spanish

When you operate a multi-ethnic company, you can’t always assume that your employees will speak enough English to understand their rights when it comes to reporting gender discrimination and sexual harassment. A recent settlement by the EEOC requir… Read More
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Civil Remedies for Victims of Sex Crimes

 Civil Remedies for Victims of Sex Crimes. Read More
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Categories: Sexual Abuse
Justice Kavanaugh Faces C…

Justice Kavanaugh Faces Calls for Impeachment Following New Sexual Misconduct Claims

When new sexual misconduct claims went public in September 2019, Justice Kavanaugh, a recent addition to the United States Supreme Court faced calls for impeachment. What would it take to remove a seated justice? Will this new evidence of sexual hara… Read More
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EEOC Swears in Sharon Gus…

EEOC Swears in Sharon Gustafson General Counsel, First Woman to Do So

After nearly 3 years without a head attorney, the EEOC has finally sworn in Sharon Gustafson as its new General Counsel. Will the first woman to hold the seat mean stronger protections for women facing gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and pr… Read More
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Study: Women Software Dev…

Study: Women Software Developers’ Gender Gap Won’t Close for 100 Years according to study

The software industry has had a long-standing reputation as a white man’s industry. Minorities and women have had trouble breaking into the higher ranks of computer companies for decades. Now a new study shows that women software developers’ gend… Read More
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SCOTUS Hears Transgender…

SCOTUS Hears Transgender and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Cases

All eyes turned to the U.S. Supreme Court on October 8, 2019, as the Justices heard oral arguments in three transgender and sexual orientation discrimination cases. Find out what happened, and what will happen next in the defense of LGBTQ employee ri… Read More
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