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The Effects of Sexual Harassment in Everyday Life

Sexual harassment is a form of harassment that involves the use of implicit and explicit sexual overtones. It is a collection of unwanted and unwelcome physical and verbal sexual attention. Although workplace harassment is the most common form of sexual harassment that most of us think about, sexual harassment happens across all parts of life.…

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California Colleges and Sexual Harassment

Sexual violence has been an issue on many college campuses for quite some time. Anyone – any age, gender, race, or student status – is at risk for violence, harassment, or assault on their college or university campus. In fact, experts assert that 13 percent of all college students experience rape or sexual assault through…

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Female Firefighters Speak Out About Sexual Harassment

Even in this current day and age, there are occupations that are still male-dominated and difficult for female employees to navigate safely. When we think of police officers and firefighters, for example, we tend to see more police officers and firefighters who are men than women. One of the reasons why these types of occupations…

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Is It Time to Update Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?

Under state law, all California companies with five or more employees must provide sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to all employees, both supervisory and non-supervisory. Before 2019, training was only required for companies with 50 or more employees, so this is a welcome expansion. However, some people are asking, especially in the wake…

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LGBTQ Troops More Likely to Experience Sexual Assault, According to Study

A recent report from the RAND Corporation found that sexual assaults on non-heterosexual service members comprise nearly half of all military assaults. Because most research only focuses on the dangers and risks women face in the military, this study shines a light on another vulnerable population, as well as points to areas needing further examination…

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What Is Considered “Inappropriate Touching” at Work?

A common form of workplace harassment is inappropriate touching. It is a traumatic experience that often leaves employees not wanting to return to work, not wanting to perform their duties, and causes them to suffer emotional stress. The workplace should be an environment free of harassment at all times. However, there are people who abuse…

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Garcetti Advisor Rick Jacobs Named in Second Harassment Accusation

Back in July, an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department filed a lawsuit against the city, accusing Mayor Eric Garcetti’s close advisor Rick Jacobs of sexually harassing him over a period of several years. The officer, Matthew Garza, was assigned to Garcetti’s security detail in 2013 and, according to his complaint, became a target…

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Sexual Harassment at Work: What to Do if Your Harasser Is Your Ex

Many companies have a non-fraternization policy among coworkers. Part of the policy is intended to keep employees focused on work. If you’re not wasting company time getting sidetracked with business hour flirtations and long lunches, more gets done and more money gets made. Another reason has to do with romantic relationships between employees that sour…

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