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Whose Side are They On: Unions in Sexual Harassment Claims

Unions hold themselves out as protecting workers in a number of industries — from actors to actuaries. They represent musicians and tradespeople, as well as municipal staff and employees of large corporations. When sexual harassment happens in… Read More
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Sexual Harassment on Campus: What are Students’ Rights?

If you are the target of sexual harassment on campus it can feel like you are being forced to choose between your emotional and physical health and your future. But if you are attending one of the more than 7,000 colleges and universities that receiv… Read More
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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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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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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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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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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Lawsuit, Crime, or Both?

The words sexual harassment can mean a lot of things. Some are verbal, or make a person uncomfortable. But others cross the line into sexual assault. When physical sexual harassment occurs, it can raise the question of whether you should file a lawsu… Read More
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Women Economists Call for Accounting on Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

Economics and finance have long been male-dominated industries. Last year a #MeToo complaint brought to light a climate of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Now women economists are speaking out, even disrupting the American Economic Assoc… Read More
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