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Female Independent Contractor Roofer

Sexual Harassment of Independent Contractors in the Workplace

The definition of a worker is changing. As contract jobs become more common and the “gig economy” grows, more New Yorkers are finding themselves working, but not technically employees. Does this new status mean they lose out on the workplace prot… Read More
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A.I. Gender Discrimination - Woman and Data Illustration

Amazon Hiring A.I. Learns Gender Discrimination Against Women

Is automation the answer to fighting gender discrimination against women? Some big tech companies seem to think so. But after Amazon’s experimental hiring A.I. learned to favor men over women, the question is whether automation will stop discrimina… Read More
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Transgender, Male, Female Chalk Drawing

Could the Definition of 'Sex' Remove Civil Rights Protection for Trans* Employees?

The Trump Administration recently revealed plans to change the way parts of the government define sex to be based on a person’s DNA. That could spell trouble civil rights protection for Trans* employees, students, and others seeking protection base… Read More
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Harvard University

Asian-American Students Sue Harvard Over Affirmative Action Policies

Competition for admission into America’s Ivy League universities has never been tighter. Students compete on grades, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and awards. Still less than 5% of applicants get admitted to Harvard College. Now a law… Read More
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Man with Back Pain Needs Chair at Work

​Can Your Employer Deny You a Chair as a Disability Accommodation?

Disabilities come in all shapes, sizes, and severity. Sometimes accommodating for an employee’s disability requires special equipment or a flexible schedule. Other times, all that is needed is a chair. But employers sometimes refuse even the si… Read More
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American Flag and Church Steeple: Legal protections for sexual harassment in the Catholic Church

​Sexual Harassment in the Catholic Church: Are the Victims Protected?

Controversy over sexual abuse and sexual harassment in the Catholic church has been swirling for years. Now a recent indictment by a Pennsylvania Grand Jury has taken the matter out of the religious world, and into the legal sphere. But the question… Read More
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African American Woman Angry About Racially Offensive Material at Work

Can You Be Fired for Objecting to Racially Offensive Material at Work?

It can be hard to stand up to your employer in the face of racial discrimination. You may worry that filing a complaint with HR will make your work life harder, or even result in termination. But can you legally be fired for objecting to racially off… Read More
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Young Woman Worker at Restaurant Tying Apron

Sexual Harassment in Restaurants Could Change U.S. Corporate Culture

Sexual harassment in restaurants has been seen as everything from out of control to just part of the job. But with one in three American workers learning the ropes in the restaurant industry, making changes there could have a ripple effect that chang… Read More
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Woman Faces Much Bigger Steps than Man: Gender discrimination and inequality at work

Scientists’ Sensors Show Gender Discrimination and Inequality at Work

Women have fought for decades for equality at work, and in their paychecks. After all that time and effort, gender discrimination and inequality at work is a persistent problem in companies across the country. Some say that is because of the differen… Read More
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Brett Kavanaugh at Confirmation Hearing for U.S. Supreme Court

Sexual Harassment and Assault Allegations Cloud Kavanaugh Confirmation

The name Brett Kavanaugh has been on every news person’s lips for nearly a month. In the midst of a heated Supreme Court confirmation process, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault. She claimed… Read More
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