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What Can I Do About Sexual Harassment At A Small Company?

What Can I Do About Sexual Harassment At A Small Company?

If the company has fewer than 15 employees, you have fewer rights

If you're sexually harassed at a small company, you aren't trapped. AOL Jobs employment attorney Donna Ballman discusses your options. Read More »

Can My Employer Make Me Socialize With Co-Workers?

Can My Employer Make Me Socialize With Co-Workers?

Whether you say yes or no to office events, here are your legal rights

It's that time of year when employees are asked to attend events with co-workers. Do you have to? Your legal rights if you say yes or no to office socializing Read More »

Are Hugs The New Handshake?

Are Hugs The New Handshake?

When is it ok to hug at work and how can you figure that out?

Are hugs at work warm and friendly or bordering on sexual harassment? Depends on the person and the culture. Here are some etiquette guidelines. Read More »

Utah Woman Alleges Boss Relentlessly Badgered Her For Sex

Utah Woman Alleges Boss Relentlessly Badgered Her For Sex

In her lawsuit, she paints a picture of a backward office, where sexual harassment was out in the open and tolerated.

In her lawsuit, she paints a picture of a backward office, where sexual harassment was out in the open and tolerated. Read More »

Is This Woman Too Pretty To Work?

Is This Woman Too Pretty To Work?

People love to hate on beautiful women (see: Anne Hathaway). But they really, really love to hate on women who claim their beauty is a curse. Lately a steady number of women have come forward claiming their bosses and co-workers punished them for being "too hot," and are swiftly skewered by a skeptical public.... Read More »

Trucking Company, CRST, to Pay 'Pittance' in Major Sex-Harassment Case

Trucking Company, CRST, to Pay 'Pittance' in Major Sex-Harassment Case

By Ryan J. Foley A trucking company will pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, a token payment to avoid trial in a closely watched case that has sharply limited the government's ability to file large workplace discrimination lawsuits in several states. Cedar Rapids-based CRST Van Expedited Inc.... Read More »

Attorney Kate Baker Alleges Boss Bullied Her Into Staying Single, Childless

Attorney Kate Baker Alleges Boss Bullied Her Into Staying Single, Childless

By her own assessment, Kate Baker was a competent attorney who also wanted a personal life. But her boss, Chris Lingard allegedly saw things differently, berating Baker and her work, and telling her not to have a relationship or children. The "bullying" that she experienced at the Follett Stock law firm,... Read More »

7 Worst Bosses In 2012

7 Worst Bosses In 2012

Most working humans have experience with incompetent or fearsome or totally irrational bosses. Some of us, however, have bosses so heinous that lawyers get involved. America's Worst Bosses of 2012, by anonymous boss-rating website eBossWatch, catalogs what it sees as the country's 50 creepiest job-creators --... Read More »

Zephyrhills Mayor Steve Van Gorden Quit As School Principal Amid Sex Scandal

Zephyrhills Mayor Steve Van Gorden Quit As School Principal Amid Sex Scandal

When the high school principal in Zephyrhills, Fla., resigned earlier this month, there was an outpouring of grief. But when it was finally disclosed that he left the school because of allegations that he offered teachers promotions in exchange for sex, the community was suddenly split. The former principal is... Read More »

Disability Rights Lawyer Scott Johnson Sued For Sex Harassment

Disability Rights Lawyer Scott Johnson Sued For Sex Harassment

A California attorney who was paralyzed by a drunken driver in a hit-and-run accident has been on a long crusade to force businesses to become more accessible to the disabled, suing more than 2,100 of them over the past decade. Now he's become the target of a lawsuit himself, reports KXTV in Sacramento, with... Read More »

Female Bosses Sexually Harassed More Than Subordinates, Study Finds

Female Bosses Sexually Harassed More Than Subordinates, Study Finds

She's the fresh-faced secretary, preyed on by the high-powered partner. She's the college intern, who becomes the butt of her boss's dirty jokes. She's the junior associate, propositioned by her manager. When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, popular culture has a favorite image: The powerful... Read More »

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Ran Agency Like A Female 'Frat House,' Suit Charges

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Ran Agency Like A Female 'Frat House,' Suit Charges

There's been no shortage of government workers alleged to have engaged in bad behavior in recent years. The revelation last spring that the General Services Administration blew nearly $800,000 on an extravagant conference for its staff in Las Vegas is just one such example. But allegations that the nation's... Read More »

Male-Dominated Silicon Valley Stung By Sexual Harassment Allegations

Male-Dominated Silicon Valley Stung By Sexual Harassment Allegations

A run-of-the-mill sexual harassment lawsuit has upended high-tech Silicon Valley with allegations that the best jobs are limited to men. Read More »

Ex-Facebook Worker Describes Booze-Fueled, Frat-Boy Antics, Sexual Propositions

Ex-Facebook Worker Describes Booze-Fueled, Frat-Boy Antics, Sexual Propositions

You can take Facebook out of the college dorm, but you apparently can't take the college dorm out of Facebook. So says a new tell-all book from a former Facebook employee, who claims misogyny was rife behind the scenes at the world's second-most-popular website, reports CNBC. The book's release is aptly... Read More »

Partner Rocks Silicon Valley Firm With Sex Harassment Suit

Partner Rocks Silicon Valley Firm With Sex Harassment Suit

By Sarah McBride Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao is suing the venture capital firm alleging sexual harassment and discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month in California Superior Court. The lawsuit paints a picture of a firm where complaints against harassment went... Read More »

U.S. Immigrant Farm Workers Routinely Sexually Abused, Says Human Rights Watch

U.S. Immigrant Farm Workers Routinely Sexually Abused, Says Human Rights Watch

Patricia M., came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 21-years-old, and got a job harvesting almonds. On her third day, the foreman was dropping off all the workers at the gas station, as he did at the end of every day, but he didn't let her out. He took Patricia to a remote field, where she says he tied her... Read More »

N.Y. Principal Accused Of Creepy Oral-Sex Comments To Be Reassigned

N.Y. Principal Accused Of Creepy Oral-Sex Comments To Be Reassigned

When a principal in the Bronx made remarks to female staffers about getting oral sex from a copy machine and other office goods, he got a letter of reprimand and sensitivity training. Then a 15-year-old female student claimed that he made comments that made her uncomfortable too, reports the New York Post. Now... Read More »

Burger King Pays Big Bucks To Teen Workers In Sex-Harassment Cases

Burger King Pays Big Bucks To Teen Workers In Sex-Harassment Cases

She was 17 when she got her first job, at a Burger King. Soon after, her older married supervisor allegedly followed her around, touched her, asked her about her virginity, told her to have sex with him and other male employees, and asked how much that would cost. The young woman complained to management, but... Read More »

Trucker Harassment Class-Action Suit Backfires

Trucker Harassment Class-Action Suit Backfires

By Ryan J. Foley They were learning to become truck drivers but wound up in a nightmare. In detailed accounts to a federal agency, dozens of female employees of one of the nation's largest trucking companies told of being propositioned, groped and even assaulted by male drivers during cross-country training... Read More »

Female Waitresses Endure Pervasive Harassment And Lower Wages, Says Report

Female Waitresses Endure Pervasive Harassment And Lower Wages, Says Report

Restaurant workers are five times more likely to be sexually harassed than the general working population. Servers are three times more likely to live in poverty, and twice as likely to rely on food stamps. As a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Center states: "Essentially, many of the workers who... Read More »

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