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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…
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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…
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…
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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 &…
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, “…
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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…
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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…
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…
Red Pencil Checking YES! on Sexual Harassment Survey

Employers: Are Your Supervisors Likely to Sexually Harass Your Employees? Science Helps You Find Out

You can’t truly know person from his or her interview. As an employer, every hire runs the risk of turning your office into a hostile work environment and opening your company up to sexual harassment complaints. Scientists have created a survey…
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​42% of Women Report Gender Discrimination at Work

For the past several months, the news has been full of reports of women (and men) raising complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. But are these isolated incidents, or a glimpse at a bigger, societal problem? A survey by the Pew Res…

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