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#GirlsToo – An Expansion of the #MeToo movement

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, a local non-profit has started a campaign called #GirlsToo. The campaign’s mission is to bring awareness of the #MeToo movement to young girls, noting that “respect starts young.” Research shows that one in three girls in New Mexico is sexually assaulted before age eighteen. Girls Inc., the founder of the Read More

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Women around the World Facing Endemic of Sexual Harassment in the Garment Industry

Around the world, women in the garment industry are facing an endemic of sexual harassment. The garment industry alone does more than $2 trillion in revenue worldwide and employs millions of workers, the majority of whom are women. While some countries have laws in place prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace, 59 countries have no Read More

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Hotel Chains Make Effort to Remedy Sexual Harassment

Major hoteliers in the hotel industry have made a pledge to improve industry standards when it comes to workplace sexual harassment and assault. Hoteliers such as Hilton, Hyatt, IHG (which includes Holiday Inn and Intercontinental, among others), Marriott, and Wyndham have signed on to the partnership. The co-founder of the “Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund,” Read More

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Power and Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, understanding why sexual harassment occurs so frequently in the workplace has become a topic of interest among many. Ultimately, most sexual harassment comes down to power. Men tend to have the highest-paying jobs in the workplace, even in jobs that predominantly employ women. The power imbalance between men Read More

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Why Subtle Discrimination Creates a Hostile Work Environment

According to a recent article, subtle discrimination – weird looks, avoiding eye contact, staring – can actually be more damaging at times than overt discrimination because the subtle discrimination is low-level and under the radar. Subtle discrimination can be built into a person’s everyday behavioral pattern, and for the person on the receiving end, this Read More

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The Early Aftermath of the #MeToo Movement

It has been about one year since the evolution of the #MeToo movement. During that time, at least 201 high-ranking male executives have been called out on allegations of sexual harassment. A look at their replacements reveals that of the 122 people who have replaced these men, 69 are male and 53 are female. The Read More

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Ernst & Young Faces Another Sexual Harassment Claim

Ernst & Young, one of the “big four” accounting firms, has been hit with another sexual harassment complaint. This newest complaint is the second in a year that alleges the firm has a culture of lewd behavior and discrimination against women. A former female partner claims that her supervisor routinely commented on her breasts, made Read More

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Transgender Discrimination Case Could Be Taken Up by United States Supreme Court

A woman who was fired after notifying her employer that she was transgender may have her case taken up by the United States Supreme Court. In 2013, Aimee Stevens filed a complaint with the EEOC against her employer, alleging she was discriminated against for being transgender and for refusing to conform to sex-based stereotypes. The Read More

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Ohio Judge to Face Discipline for Sexual Harassment

An Ohio Court of Appeals judge has been accused of sexual harassment by two women. A disciplinary hearing was held at the Ohio Supreme Court before the Disciplinary Counsel, which has recommended an indefinite suspension of his law license. One of the women accusing the judge of harassment was a former intern, whom the judge Read More

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Fair Pay Lawsuit Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

The Ninth Circuit recently held in favor of an employee in a sex pay claim against a California school district. The parties attempted to settle the case out of court following the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, but it appears that settlement negotiations have fallen apart and the case will be taken up by the Supreme Court. Read More

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