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Recognize and Take Action Against Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment is the use of offensive or threatening behavior to maintain a specific power dynamic in a workplace. It can take many forms, some of which seem innocuous at a first glance, like jokes about certain groups or belittling nicknames for individuals in the workplace. But when this behavior harms an individual’s ability to perform...

Age Discrimination in the Office

In today’s society, people are staying active and working longer than ever before. Whether remaining in their career well into their 60s and over, or taking a new job direction after retiring, older workers are a valuable part of the American workforce. Unfortunately, while older employees have many wonderful qualities which both their employers and...

The Culture of Science Discourages Reports of Sexual Harassment

Many women are often afraid to come forward with a sexual harassment complaint at the workplace. In fact, studies show a majority of sexual harassment victims fail to report the incident. One reason for the lack of reporting may be that sexual harassment can take many forms, including offensive jokes, suggestive comments, awkward stares, or...

10 Steps to Effective Whistle Blowing

An employee who discloses information about an organization that he or she believes to be evidence of illegal activity, mismanagement, abuse of power, gross waste or fraud, general wrongdoing or is a substantial and specific danger to public health and safety is known as a whistleblower. Federal law protects whistleblowers, but the protections vary across...

News Anchor and Cameraman Shot By Ex News Station Employee

A disgruntled journalist and former employee of WDBJ-TV shot and killed a news reporter and cameraman on live TV earlier this year. Nearly two years after being laid off from his reporting position, 41-year-old Vester Lee Flannigan II emptied his handgun into his ex-colleagues from a point-blank range, according to a NY Daily News report....

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