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Sexual Harassment Archives

Signs an employer does not take sexual harassment seriously

Despite the many state and federal laws that bar sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment is still a major problem. Every year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), investigates thousands of sexual harassment claims. In fact, in 2016 this federal agency investigated nearly 13,000 sexual harassment cases.

Protester highlights troubling employment issues within the TSA

For months now, anyone driving by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) headquarters in Arlington may have seen a woman in business attire marching around the building holding up a sign and passing out flyers.

Survey finds epidemic of sexual harassment for women fast food workers

Sexual harassment by managers, supervisors or co-workers happens in every line of work. In some industries, however, sexual harassment is likely to be more common. Earlier in October, 15 McDonald's employees filed harassment claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In light of this news, Motto, a website run by Time Magazine, commissioned a survey about sexual harassment in the fast food industry. The results were eye-opening.

U.S. House votes to provide itself sexual harassment training

The U.S. Congress typically votes on laws proposed to protect ordinary citizens, but sometimes Congress votes on measures intended to protect congressional employees from members of Congress. That was apparently the case in a recent House vote to fund an expansion of sexual harassment training for representatives and their staffers.

Unpaid interns lack employee protections

At this time of year, many high school, college, and graduate students are looking to make plans for the summer. Many are looking for internships so that they can gain experience at an entry level to prepare them for the job market once they graduate. Internships can be incredibly helpful experience, offering mentorship and training in exchange for free or low cost labor. However, recently internships have been getting attention in the media for other reasons, particularly the legal status of interns and their rights as something other than an employee.

Bank settles harassment class action suit

Financial institution JPMorgan Chase & Co has entered into a settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit brought by a group of women who worked at a call center for their mortgage banking division. The women said that the work environment at the call center was hostile and sexist and that they were exposed to sexually charged behavior and inappropriate comments from supervisors. They also said that they were shunned socially and excluded from the opportunity to take potentially lucrative sales calls if they spoke out against the bad behavior or did not participate.

Suit claims boss made employee sign agreement on harassment

A recently filed gender discrimination lawsuit alleges that a woman’s boss forced her to sign an agreement that falsely stated that she participated willingly in inappropriate office conduct and that her boss conducted an investigation that did not actually take place.

Professor says school retaliated for his report of harassment

A professor at a law school has filed a suit against his former employer after what he says was a string of retaliatory actions that took place when he reported seeing some questionable behavior at an event. Specifically the professor witnessed the dean of the law school touch the back of a female assistant dean, an act which both the professor and his wife described as “creepy” and “unnerving”. There was one other report of the same dean making comments that made a female staff member uncomfortable as well.

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