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- Apr 19 2018 - Sexual harassment ABC’s
Researchers identify at least three different forms of sexual harassment. “Gender hostility” refers to derogatory comments or actions that invoke sex or gender, rather than explicit requests for sex. Sexist hostility is specific to gender (for example, someone makes a … Continue reading
- Feb 28 2018 - Give Mayor Peduto credit and room to lead on Amazon
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has unfairly and naively criticized Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto for his efforts to persuade Amazon to locate its second headquarters in the Steel City. His plan is too secretive, the newspaper says, as though business negotiations … Continue reading
- Feb 10 2018 - Sexual harassment takes toll on health
Epidemiologist Rebecca Thurston has spent years studying women who have suffered sexual abuse and harassment. She finds that over time, sexual harassment works like a poison, stiffening women’s blood vessels, worsening blood flow and harming the inner lining of their … Continue reading
- Feb 1 2018 - Any sexual contact without consent is sexual assault
ANY sexual contact without consent is sexual assault.
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- Jan 26 2018 - Sexual harassment at work – how to take back your power
Sexual harassment can make a woman feel powerless. But you can take back your power and we can help. Call, email or text us if you have been sexually harassed at work. And in the meantime, remember these tips:
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- Dec 9 2017 - Sexual harassment at work – what you need to know
What is workplace sexual harassment? Sexual harassment in the workplace is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of unwanted behaviors. This includes nonphysical harassment, including suggestive remarks and gestures, or requests for sexual favors. Physical harassment includes touches, hugs, kisses and coerced sex … Continue reading
- Nov 7 2017 - EEOC’s Public Portal online now
Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals inquiring about discrimination.
“This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge information available wherever and whenever it is most … Continue reading
- Oct 28 2017 - What to do about sexual harassment at work
Contact legal counsel immediately. Call us at 412-258-2250 or email us at email@example.com.
Check to see if your employer has an anti-harassment policy. This may be on the employer’s website. If it’s not, check your employee handbook. Finally, you can ask … Continue reading
- Oct 25 2017 - What to do when you’re terminated
Verify the reason for your termination
If you were fired, attempt to obtain a written statement of the reason(s) for your termination. If you cannot obtain a statement in writing ask your supervisor or manger to tell you the reason. Then … Continue reading
- Sep 18 2017 - Equifax proves case against forced arbitration
By David Dayen, The Intercept – EQUIFAX, THE CREDIT REPORTING BUREAU that on Thursday admitted one of the largest data breaches in history, affecting 143 million U.S. consumers, is maneuvering to prevent victims from banding together to sue the company, … Continue reading
Researchers identify at least three different forms of sexual harassment. “Gender hostility” refers to derogatory comments or actions that invoke sex or gender, rather than explicit requests for sex. Sexist hostility is specific to gender (for example, someone makes a joke about women in a meeting. Sexual hostility has a sexual component (for example, someone asks about a co-worker’s sexual activities. “Unwanted sexual attention” includes unwelcome attempts to initiate sexual or romantic relations (for example, someone repeatedly asks a co-worker out on dates, sends them sexual texts, or touches them in sexually inappropriate ways. “Sexual coercion” involves many of the same behaviors as the unwanted sexual attention, but comes with a threat of consequences — such as being fired or refused a promotion — for not cooperating.