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New York Law Gives Epstein’s Sexual Assault Victims Their Day in Court

How long should children have to report sexual assault once they reach adulthood? Three years? How about 10? The New York State Child Victims Act, passed this year, extends the time for state prosecutions and civil lawsuits in these kinds of cases, g… Read More
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What the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Did for Employees in 2018

The #MeToo movement and national attention to sexual harassment issues made 2018 a big year for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. So why are their charge numbers down? Find out why changes at the EEOC may lead more employees to use private… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Cases

For years, the answer to whether American workers were protected against sexual orientation discrimination or gender identity discrimination has been “it depends”. Gay and Trans* workers’ access to civil rights protections have depended on thei… Read More
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New York State Revenge Porn Law Makes Sharing Nude Pictures Illegal Statewide

Imagine that you and your ex-partner work at the same business. When the two of you break up, he or she threatens to send explicit photos of you to your boss, coworkers, even the owner of the company. Then he or she starts making demands. Sadly, this… Read More
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Does Cyber-Stalking by Coworkers Count as Sexual Harassment?

When sexual harassment goes online, it can be hard to tell where the line is between at work and not. Cyber-stalking by coworkers can make the idea of going to work and facing your harassers seem impossibly difficult. Find out whether cyber-stalking… Read More
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Women Venture Capitalists Fight Gender Discrimination in Lending

Where can a woman go for funding to start her business? Women entrepreneurs continue to face challenges raising seed money from venture capitalists who are overwhelmingly male, and white. Now a group of women venture capitalists in New York are fight… Read More
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What to Do About a Bully Boss and Their Sexual Harassment

When your boss is demanding, demeaning, and abusive, it can make every day a struggle. And when their comments and jokes turn to sex or gender, it can also be illegal. Find out what qualifies for federal and state protections and what you can do abou… Read More
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What to Do if You are Sexually Harassed by the Owner of Your Company

When you work for a small business, gender discrimination and sexual misconduct can feel very personal. Without an HR department to help, it may feel like you have nowhere to turn. Find out what to do if you are sexually harassed by the owner of your… Read More
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Can You Be Forced to Take Leave for a Disability?

Disabilities come in all severities, forms, and durations. But can a one-size-fits-all disability policy interfere with your ability to work or keep your job? Can a car accident or chronic health situation put your job at risk? Can you be forced to t… Read More
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International Employees’ #MeToo Push May Find Strength in New York State Human Rights Act

Not every country’s laws or government take sexual harassment as seriously as in the U.S. But for international employees making a #MeToo push against their employers, a business trip to New York could give them a chance to find strength in the New… Read More
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