California gives more workers the right to sue for workplace harassment, discrimination

Oct 11, 2019
The state has banned forced arbitration by employers, but it could face legal challenges at federal level.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill outlawing forced arbitration on Thursday. Above, then gubernatorial candidate Newsom speaking at an event in November 2018.
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Brett Kavanaugh and the missing women on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Sep 26, 2018
Fundamental questions about workplace diversity and privilege are playing out in Congress as the Judiciary Committee meets to consider the Supreme Court nomination.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in by Chuck Grassley, rear, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during his confirmation hearing to be an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 4.
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The role of human resources in workplace harassment

Phyllis Hartman, an HR expert, talks to us about the challenges HR faces when dealing with issues of a potentially hostile workplace.
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Activists work to put #MeToo on the menu for restaurant workers facing sexual harassment

Apr 2, 2018
Sexual harassment has long been a problem in the restaurant industry.
Juliana Sarita, with Women Organized Against Rape, leads a training to prevent and address sexual harassment against restaurant workers at a South Philadelphia taqueria. 
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How a friend’s assault led one researcher to study sexual harassment in science

Anthropologist Kathryn Clancy studies harassment that occurs among science researchers, and finds it's prevalent and not often reported.
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Poll: Nearly half of the women who experienced sexual harassment leave their jobs or switch careers

Mar 9, 2018
New numbers from the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll reflect the economic effects of workplace harassment.
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Why most employees still won’t report sexual harassment

Jan 19, 2018
A new survey from CareerBuilder says 72 percent of workers who experience sexual harassment do not report it.
People carry signs addressing the issue of sexual harassment at a #MeToo rally outside of Trump International Hotel on Dec. 9, 2017 in New York City.
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