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Inappropriate Jokes at Work Create Hostile Environments

Let’s face it, work can be boring at times. Sometimes a funny joke or story from a co-worker can brighten your day. Unfortunately, however, some people take things a little too far and end up offending others. Nobody wants to work in a hostile work environment. However, identifying the types of jokes and comments that...

Ongoing Sexual Harassment Issues Plague Uber

After a recent internal investigation, popular rideshare startup Uber terminated more than 20 of its employees. Some of these employees were senior-level executives. The terminations were followed by a deliberate culture change within the company, which had been accused of fostering a sexist, toxic work environment. The investigation came after a former Uber employee wrote...

Identifying a Toxic Work Culture

A hostile work environment is one where toxic behaviors like discrimination and harassment occur regularly. In a toxic work environment, management either ignores or encourages these issues. Sexual harassment is one of the many behaviors that can contribute to a toxic work environment. A few symptoms of a toxic work culture include: High turnover; Employee...

Recognizing Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

When harassment occurs in the workplace, everybody suffers. Do not assume that the direct target of the harassment, whether it is sexual harassment or harassment based on the victim’s race, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation, is the only one whose mental health suffers when harassment occurs. The whole team can suffer from the effects...

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