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African American Woman Business Owner

Sexual Harassment in Lending Makes Business Harder for Women Entrepreneurs

Starting a business is hard for anyone. Entrepreneurs looking for start-up capital often face uphill battles convincing investors that their product or service is worth the risk. But sexual harassment in lending makes it even harder for women entrepr… Read More
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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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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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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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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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Coworkers Looking at Nude Photos on Smartphones

Distributing Nude Pictures of Coworkers is Sexual Harassment and a Crime in New York City

Distributing nude pictures of coworkers may be one of the most humiliating things a person can do to a fellow employee. Yet, the media has made news out of celebrities’ nude images going viral. That has prompted angry ex-partners to engage in &… Read More
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Man Hugging Woman at her Desk

Is Hugging Sexual Harassment?

Not all sexual harassment involves sex. Unwanted comments and physical attention can make the workplace an uncomfortable place to be. When these seemingly minor offenses pile up and make a hostile work environment, it can leave you wondering, “… Read More
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Athletes’ Testosterone Blamed for Environment of Sexual Harassment at Nike

When your workplace has an environment of sexual harassment it can feel like no one is listening to your complaints and there’s nothing you can do. An anonymous survey that swept through Nike revealed the company’s focus on athletes had c… Read More
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Tenure, Sexual Harassment and Bullying on Law School Campuses

Teacher-and-student relationships are one of the most frequent pairings in the media to portray sexual harassment and bullying. In real life, when a professor or dean of a law school targets his employees and students, even a Title IX complaint often… Read More
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Hearing Room - EEOC Expert Task Force Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

EEOC Reconvenes Expert Task Force Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have drawn the nation’s attention to the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment. Now the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken notice. It has reconvened its expert task force, first formed… Read More
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