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Is New York’s restaurant sector ready to tackle its sexual harassment problem? | New York | The Guardian

The Spotted Pig, the 100-seat gastropub in New York’s trendy West Village, is under renovation. It was, until the restaurant closed in 2020, the site of a notorious, third-floor space dubbed “the rape room” by several employees who claimed that… Read More
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Categories: Sexual Harassment

Mother Whose Son Died by Suicide After Cyberbullying on Anonymous Messaging Apps Commends Snap for Banning All Anonymous Messaging Apps and Calls on Other Companies to Do the Same

Today, Kristin Bride, mother of Carson Bride who died by suicide at age 16 after being bullied on anonymous messaging apps commended Snap Inc. (operator of Snapchat app) for making a decision to ban these features on the platform sought by teens. She… Read More
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CBS Gender and Racial Discrimination Investigation

CBS Executives Leave While Gender and Racial Discrimination Investigation Looms

There has been a shake-up at the top of one of the big three in broadcast television. CBS has removed Peter Dunn, the TV station executive, and David Friend, Senior Vice President of News while the company investigates dozens of gender and racial dis… Read More
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covid-19 vaccine

States Begin Legislative Process to Protect Employees Against COVID-19 Vaccine Choice Discrimination

Across the country, U.S. citizens and residents now have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. But many are hesitant or medically unable to be vaccinated. Could opting out of the Coronavirus vaccine put your job at risk, or will state or federal laws prote… Read More
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sexual harassment

What is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been illegal since 1964. Some forms of sexual misconduct, including rape and sexual assault, are even criminal, but it still happens all too often. If you have been treated differently or faced verbal or physica… Read More
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Categories: Sexual Harassment
the hero act

How Does the HERO Act Affect Employees?

The past year and a half have been hard for New York residents and essential workers worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to just how unprepared businesses were to respond to infectious diseases at work. Now the HERO Act aims to set a… Read More
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marijuana legalization

The Effect of Marijuana Legalization on Drug Testing in the Workplace

In May 2021, New York became the 15th state to legalize adult-use marijuana. But with federal regulations still labelling cannabis a controlled substance, employers and employees may wonder what marijuana legalization means for them. Specifically, yo… Read More
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Darden restaurants

One Fair Wage Says Darden Restaurants’ Tips Policy Caused Racial and Gender Discrimination

Can working on tips perpetuate racial or gender discrimination at work? The advocacy group One Fair Wage has filed a lawsuit against industry giant Darden Restaurants arguing that the company’s tips policy caused racial discrimination and sexual ha… Read More
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diversity in law

Diversity in Law Firms: Will We See Progress Without Protests?

In the summer of 2020, protests erupted across the country in the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The protests drew attention to racial discrimination and the problem of meaningful diversity in every industry, law included. B… Read More
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us figure skating

Settlement Reached in U.S. Figure Skating Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Figure skating is one of the most popular sports in the Winter Olympics. Its athletes pair strength and power with beauty and grace. It can be hard to remember that many of the sport’s top competitors are young — often teenagers. Over the las… Read More
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