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Sexual Harassment Archives

Uber executive's role to change significantly after investigation

Uber has been facing accusations of a toxic company culture and sexual harassment. An investigation was carried out to see how the company could improve. That investigation has now concluded, and it looks like big changes are coming for Uber's chief executive officer (CEO).

Tech startup sued for alleged sexual harassment

A tech startup in San Fransisco fired a female employee, and she's now suing and claiming she was subjected to sexual harassment. The company is called UploadVR, and they hired her to be their Director of Digital and Social Media in May of 2016. By March of 2017, she had been fired.

Document everything when facing sexual harassment

Experts note that sexual harassment cases can be very tough. If you simply claim you were harassed and the other party says that you're lying, without any evidence or proof, it can be hard to prove you were wronged -- even when you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you were.

Workplace sexual orientation discrimination in CA: 3 protections

As noted in an earlier post, the Supreme Court of the United States will likely be asked to review whether or not Title VII (also known as the Civil Rights Act) provides protection against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation at the federal level. The fact that these protections are not always a given may cause some concern within the workplace. It is important to note that this single law is not the only form of protection available to workers. Additional protections, especially in California, are available.

Does title VII protect workers from sexual orientation discrimination?

In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) found bans on same-sex marriage at the state level unconstitutional. Our country's highest court stated that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states both allow and recognize same-sex marriages. These same justices that two years earlier struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act held that states must recognize same-sex marriages. But what does this mean in the real world? What does this mean for couples that can now openly marry the ones they love? Although their marriages are recognized, will they be protected from retaliation by employers?

Spotting and stopping sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a difficult topic to unpack. It involves complex social interactions that are hard to parse after-the-fact. In fact, it isn't even always readily apparent whensexually harassing conduct takes place. This post will go over six tips to help you identify when sexual harassment occurs and what you can do.