Articles about Sexual Harassment

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This AI chatbot can help you anonymously report harassment in the workplace

If you feel uncomfortable telling your story of harassment at work to a human, a new chatbot called Spot has a solution free from the bureaucracy of human resources.

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Since #MeToo, number of men uncomfortable being alone with a woman at work has doubled

Since #MeToo and sexual harassment became a national conversation this fall, the survey found that male managers are more likely to treat their female subordinates at arms' length. The survey found the male managers are three times more likely now to say they are uncomfortable mentoring women.

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Survey: Employees say harassment goes unreported more than HR professionals do

Even after the #MeToo movement has made sexual workplace harassment a national conversation, there's still a sharp divide between the number of incidents and what actually gets reported to Human Resources.

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What is the etiquette for dating a coworker in the age of #MeToo?

If there had been clear rules in place about relationships between coworkers there wouldn't have been any need for a #MeToo movement.

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Office romances at lowest level in 10 years, but employee-boss relationships up 47%

Although "office romance" has dropped to its lowest level in 10 years, with 36% of employees 'fessing up to dating someone they work with, employee-boss relationships of the same nature are up.

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Senators call for better data collection to measure economic impact of sexual harassment

A group of 22 senators sent a letter to the Department of Labor on Monday requesting that the department establish better, and more detailed, methods of collecting data on sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Survey: Office romance hits the lowest point in 10 years

Career Builder’s yearly Valentine’s Day survey found that 'office romance' has sunk to the lowest point in 10 years.

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Hillary Clinton reportedly kept campaign aide Burns Strider, accused of sexual harassment, from being fired

Hillary Clinton chose to keep a senior adviser to her 2008 U.S. presidential campaign after she learned he had been accused of repeated sexual harassment, according to a new bombshell report published Friday by The New York Times.

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New Time’s Up initiative wants to help less famous employees deal with sexual harassment

On Monday, 300 women in Hollywood shared an open letter and an initiative titled 'Time's Up,' which outlined how they would use their privileged platform to help employees who are not famous deal with sexual harassment.

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Shannon Fisher on workplace sexual harassment: When in doubt, don’t

With the recent societal focus on workplace sexual harassment in America, many people are asking what the line is between friendly workplace banter and behavior that could be perceived as anywhere from overly flirtatious to downright predatory. Put simply: When in doubt, don't.

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Poll: Americans have very different definitions of sexual harassment at work

Americans hold startling differences of opinion about what exactly constitutes sexual harassment across gender, race, and generational lines.

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SURVEY: More office holiday parties are scaling back on drinking in post-Weinstein world

As the season of office holiday parties comes upon us, more people are critically examining the role that alcohol plays in toxic workplaces.

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This is why you can’t rely on whisper networks to stop the Harvey Weinsteins of your workplace

Employees facing backlash can resort to backchannel warnings about threatening coworkers.