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Women—and Men—Share Their Harrowing Stories of Workplace Harassment

THE COUNTRY IS at a defining moment. Somewhere close to half of all voters will cast a ballot for the nation’s first female president. Many of the rest will choose the most misogynistic presidential candidate in modern American history. There is a depressing irony in the fact it was that Republican candidate himself who reminded

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Sexual Harassment Is Far More Prevalent Than You Think

Is there a woman alive who has not been sexually harassed? This is not a rhetorical question. Recent allegations by women that Donald Trump sexually harassed them follow a common pattern — one woman breaks the silence about a man’s violence, or one woman’s accusation is finally acknowledged, and then many more women share their

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Trying to avoid assault and harassment is taking more out of you than you realize

A recent article offering men advice about how to proposition a woman wearing headphones—encouraging them to block her path to prevent her from ignoring them—rightfully provoked a major backlash. But the backlash also brought a certain phenomenon to wider public attention: the fact that women sometimes wear headphones as a way to avoid unwanted approaches

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The National Park Service is melting down over harassment charges in its 100th anniversary year

It is known for its giant sequoia trees, towering granite ridges and tumbling waterfalls. But one of the West’s most majestic national parks has now become the latest cauldron in an unfolding scandal over workplace harassment that has rocked the national parks system. Just days after the abrupt retirement announcement last week of Yosemite National

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How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

This story is not a good idea. Not for society and certainly not for me. Because what trolls feed on is attention. And this little bit–these several thousand words–is like leaving bears a pan of baklava. It would be smarter to be cautious, because the Internet’s personality has changed. Once it was a geek with

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California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Amended

New California Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations that went into effect April 1, 2016, requiring employers to have a discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and prevention policy also set new benchmarks for mandatory sexual harassment training procedures. Since its enactment in 2005, California’s AB1825 has governed mandatory sexual harassment training by employers. AB1825 requires employers with

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Why Twitter Can’t Shake Its Harassment Problem

The most public-facing social network struggles to find a balance between free speech and user safety Twitter Inc. has been working hard lately to shake its reputation as a haven for harassment. The social network recently banned a notorious troublemaker and instituted a “quality filter” to limit responses users can see. Earlier this year, it improved

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Sexual harassment still a reality in the workplace

The U.S. may be on the verge of electing the first woman president and women are making gains in the workplace, but the high-profile case involving a newswoman’s lawsuit against Fox News CEORoger Ailes has put a spotlight on an issue that experts say still remains an all-too frequent reality in the workplace: sexual harassment. Former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson filed

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Study: Sexual Harassment Frequent Among Middle School Students

At least 1 in 4 middle school students say they’ve experienced unwanted verbal or physical sexual harassment on school grounds, often in the hallway or even in the classroom, according to new research published Sunday. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign surveyed nearly 1,400 students from four Midwestern middle schools on whether they had

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Why You Should Not Ask a Muslim Woman to Remove Her Hijab

I am a Muslim woman and an American citizen. I wear the hijab as an expression of my free religious choice and yet I encounter much resistance. From having neighborhood boys motioning that I exit my vehicle, to road users scowling at me, to my mother telling me stories of getting the infamous middle finger

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The Cross African-American Parents Must Bear

“Cover him, Lord. … Allow him to still be here with us, Lord. Still with me, Lord. Please, Lord, wrap your arms around him,” prayed Diamond Reynolds, Philando Castile’s girlfriend, after he was shot. These senseless deaths in the hands of police rip at the heart of every African-American parent – indeed, every parent. President

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Are Sexual Harassment Rules Too PC for Small Businesses?

A sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson led Fox News founder and CEO and former chairman Roger Ailes to resign this summer. Other network executives were also fired over the allegations. Carlson’s suit, bolstered by harassment complaints levied by a number of Fox News staffers, captured attention this election season

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At Fox News, Kisses, Innuendo, Propositions and Fears of Reprisal

In 2006, after nearly a decade at CNN, Rudi Bakhtiar came to the Fox News Channel’s headquarters in New York with a command of foreign policy, an appealing personality and a delivery that easily switched between light and serious. After a six-month freelance arrangement, the network signed her to a three-year deal. Pretty quickly, she

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How Women Are Harassed Out of Science

When Joan was an undergraduate, in the 1970s, she asked her boyfriend why one of his roommates was finishing up a Ph.D. while another, in the same department, still had several years left. “Barbara’s rigid,” her boyfriend said. His other roommate, Karen, had slept with her advisor, but Barbara refused to sleep with hers. Chuckling

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After anti-Israel protest at UCI, both sides frustrated, demand action

On the night of May 18, a group of about 10 Jewish students gathered at UC Irvine to watch “Beneath the Helmet,” a film about young Israeli soldiers. Outside, another group of students, as many as 50 by some estimates, gathered to protest the screening, saying the movie glorifies the Israeli army, which the protesters

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Workplace Sexual Harassment Poll Finds Large Share Of Workers Suffer, Don’t Report

The first time Heather Huhman experienced unwanted advances from a co-worker, she was just 15. Unsure of what to do, Huhman reported the man, who she says had been harassing her at work and following her home, to authorities at her company. Though Huhman said her co-worker was ultimately fired, she endured the conduct for

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6 Things to Know About Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is one of those issues that exists in employees’ periphery – as much as they might be aware it’s a serious problem that occurs, most are ill-prepared to deal with it firsthand. Here are six key things you should know. 1. The letter of the law might be different from

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Sexual Harassment: Know Your Rights

Disclaimer: Nothing below should be considered legal advice and as such should not be relied upon. Furthermore, this may constitute Attorney Advertising under the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Each case must be evaluated on the basis of its unique facts and circumstances. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The bedroom is

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Why is Sexual Harassment Still a Problem in 2015?

Sexual harassment remains a significant problem in 2015. If you have been the victim of such abuse in California, you may well benefit from the help and advice of a sexual harassment attorney in LA.


Identifying the Signs of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment at work can seriously impact an employee’s ability to fulfill his or her duties. Here are some guidelines to help you identify when sexual harassment has occurred and whether or not you should contact an attorney. Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances or requests for favors that meet one or all

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Have You Been Sexually Harrassed? What to Do Next

Over the last three decades, as women have demanded equal rights and equal pay in the workplace, a number of agencies have emerged to help level the playing field. Before contacting an L.A. Sexual Harassment Lawyer, here is what you should know about your legal rights. If filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,

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Sexual Orientation Causes More Discrimination Than Race

A survey has suggested that in California you are are more at risk of harassment and prejudice because of your sexual orientation than for any other reason including your race. The 2013 National School Climate survey from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network surveyed 888 students from California and found that abuse based upon your sexual orientation

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New Laws Against Workplace Discrimination in California for 2015

While it would seem there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to discrimination, nothing is farther from the truth. Here’s what’s new in California workplace discrimination laws 2015 in regards to harassment, retaliation and discrimination protection. Most went into effect with the new year, and many focus on immigration-related protected classes. Even those who may not

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Sexual Harassment 101: What You Need to Know

Sexual harassment may be easy to spot when it happens, but it rarely lends itself to an easy definition. Understanding the concept and how it can be applied, however, is important in today’s workplace. If you think you may have suffered, or you are suffering from sexual harassment in the workplace, contact Jackson & Associates, your

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What to Do About Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Although modern society has proven that women are fully equal to men, discrimination on the basis of sex still happens. Whether you are discriminated against with lower salaries, reduced opportunities, or something else, here is when you should talk with a Gender Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. Employees are protected against gender discrimination under the Civil Rights

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New Laws in California are Fighting Discrimination in 2015

New California legislation coming online in 2015 will place an even greater emphasis on the fight against discrimination in the state. If you think you have a cause for action in the new year, make sure you consult with a Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. The State of California has expanded the definition of those who are

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Case Study: Sexual Harassment in the Offices of Zillow

One sales manager has been fired and more changes may be on the way following accusations of sexual harassment in the offices of Zillow. Before it is all over, there will be a very big need for the services of a Sexual Harassment Lawyer in LA, it would seem, as the California-based real estate company

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Is Sexual Harassment a Form of Discrimination?

Discrimination comes in many forms, including sexual harassment. Here is what you should know about this type of discrimination to help you decide whether or not you should contact a sexual harassment attorney in L.A. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which specifically applies to employers with more than 15 employees,

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Sexual Harassment Training in the Workplace is Required in California

In the state of California, sexual harassment training is mandatory in the workplace. Find out if you should contact a Sexual Harassment Lawyer in L.A. by looking closely at these guidelines. Employers are liable for sexual harassment that is happening at their businesses. If a manager is responsible for the harassment, his or her employer could

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Just How Prevalent Has Sexual Harassment Been in the Workplace?

With more than one-third of all U.S. female workers experiencing some form of sexual harassment in the work place, the practice may be more common than you think: When conducting a study on the prevalence of sexual harassment in American companies, psychologists Louise Fitzgerald reached startling conclusions, finding that between 40 and 60 percent of women

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