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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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What to Do Before You Report Sexual Harassment to the EEOC

You’ve had enough of the jokes, the comments, and the inappropriate touching. You’re ready to get help. But should you head straight to court? What should you do before you report sexual harassment to the EEOC or your state anti-discrimination ag… Read More
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What to Do If Your Contract is Terminated for Reporting Sexual Harassment

When you report sexual harassment on the job, sometimes you take your career in your hands. W-2 employees can file a retaliation claim under gender discrimination laws through the EEOC or local authorities. But what about independent contractors or c… Read More
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Google Employees Walk Out Over Sexual Harassment Buyouts

A news article about sexual harassment buyout four years ago sent Google employees to the streets in New York City and around the globe. They protested $90 million paid to Andy Rubin, the “Father of Android” and other high-level golden parachutes… Read More
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2019 Brings New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements to New York Employers

New York state has tightened its rules about sexual harassment at work. Starting in 2019, the state is imposing new sexual harassment training requirements on all New York employers for new hires and existing employees. Find out what to expect and wh… Read More
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New York Models Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy for Employers

The 2019 New York State Budget puts in place the nation’s strongest, most comprehensive sexual harassment law. It holds employers accountable for sexual misconduct in the workplace, and specifically requires employers to adopt a sexual harassment p… Read More
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Munich, Germany - October 24, 2017: The girl receives an order in the interior of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant

Sexual Harassment in the Fast Food Industry

#MeToo Protesters across the country are holding McDonald’s accountable for sexual harassment in the fast food industry. But will legal loopholes around franchise agreements keep them from achieving nationwide change? In this blog post, I will disc… Read More
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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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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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