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Sexual Harassment Archives

Jury awards $1.25 million for retaliation by professor, Columbia

When Enrichetta R. filed a sexual harassment complaint against a senior colleague at Columbia University business school, she may have expected some push-back. Although retaliation if illegal, it's unfortunately not uncommon for some form of retaliation to occur after a discrimination complaint.

CJR: Photojournalism has a sexual harassment problem

The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) recently released an investigative report on sexual harassment of female photojournalists by industry colleagues. Unfortunately, the investigation turned up evidence that the industry has a serious problem with sexual harassment and misconduct. In interviews with more than 50 people over the course of five months, CJR learned that the issue is so pervasive that many have long considered sexual harassment and even assault as prices women simply have to pay to work in the field.

Suit: Dentons law firm worker treated like sexual object, hushed

A business development specialist at the multinational law firm Dentons has filed a state lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and retaliation. The alleged events took place at the New York office of the firm, which has offices across the U.S., including in Miami.

Summer interns and students are vulnerable to sexual harassment

Whether you're a student working one of your first jobs or an intern gaining valuable knowledge and experience, you should know that you have the right to a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. Unfortunately, many people either don't realize that fact or are afraid to stand up for their rights.

Occupations most at risk of sexual harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more people have become more forthcoming about the harassment they have endured over the years. Although the movement has so far focused primarily on Hollywood and politics, harassment occurs in every industry. The issue may even be more prevalent than most people realize because some workers are still too afraid to come forward. 

What should you do if you are sexually harassed at work?

Last week, we talked about sexual harassment prevention and how companies that provide this training are getting far more requests than ever before. This coincides with the expanding national discussion about sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace, and it is important to see this matter to cause some genuine movement towards progress.

Sexual harassment prevention training requests are on the rise

We live in a completely different era when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace and the awareness that people have of this critical issue. Before, sexual harassment was still something that companies addressed, even if it wasn't enough. Now, with the #MeToo movement and a number of high-profile sexual harassment and sexual assault cases bringing eyes to the matter (including Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Louis CK, and many others), there is a palpable feeling in the air that something is finally changing.

Vice places 2 executives on leave after sexual harassment claims

Vice Media, which was founded in 2011 to much fanfare and has been a lightning rod company in recent months, recently placed two high-ranking employees on leave after sexual harassment claims were levied against them. In addition, the work atmosphere at Vice has come under scrutiny for being a "boys club" and that it was particularly harsh to women.

The Weinstein saga is disgusting and heartbreaking

For today's post, we aren't even going to use a source article because it doesn't need one. All we need to say is two words: Harvey Weinstein. You need not do anything else other than type those two words into Google and you will know all of the horror stories that have plagued women in the acting industry for decades. The news coverage is inescapable, and for good reason. This was an "open secret" -- a phrase that is terrifyingly common in these stories -- and finally Weinstein is receiving backlash for his disgusting behavior.

Tips for hotel housekeepers to guard against sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a prevalent issue in the hospitality industry, particularly for housekeepers. As a housekeeper, you are frequently alone in guest rooms. This can lead to predatory visitors taking advantage of the situation. In fact, there is a report that eight out of 10 hotel workers experience harassment on the job. It is important for you to recognize the risks of sexual harassment and how you can avoid threatening situations. 

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