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Are Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment?

Are Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment?

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Restaurants Liable for Customer Sexual Harassment? If you ask the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the federal courts, the answer to this question is unequivocally “yes.” Most waitresses, bartenders, baristas, and other customer-facing restaurant employees work for tips. As a result, a “polite smile” and friendly demeanor are encouraged. And, these individuals often are…Read the article
Should I Secretly Record Workplace Harassment Incidents?

Should I Secretly Record Workplace Harassment Incidents?

| sexual harassment
Generally, a picture, or a recording or video, is worth a thousand words. That being said, surreptitious recordings sometimes cause much more trouble than they prevent. This issue comes up a lot. Sadly, over 80 percent of women, and a sizeable percentage of men, have experienced workplace sexual harassment. And, claimants have the burden of…Read the article
Lawmakers Consider Ending Forced Arbitration

Lawmakers Consider Ending Forced Arbitration

| sexual harassment
Frequently, arbitration is an alternative to the litigation process. But in the sexual harassment context, arbitration generally exists to protect employers. Some lawmakers are demanding change. In February 2019, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act. This straightforward measure would prohibit employers from requiring their employees to arbitrate sexual…Read the article
Was I Sexually Harassed If It Only Happened Once?

Was I Sexually Harassed If It Only Happened Once?

| Personal Injury
It is very possible you were, depending on the type of sexual harassment claim. Frequently, this question refers to hostile environment claims. Single-incident sexual harassment is rare in this context. Other times, the single incident involves a quid pro quo or retaliation. However, in every situation, once is too much. After a few moments in…Read the article
Remote Workplaces: Not Cybersexual Harassment Haven

Remote Workplaces: Not Cybersexual Harassment Haven

| Personal Injury
According to a recent survey, almost half of women and nearly a quarter of men have been victims of cybersexual harassment. Overall harassment figures were at 81 percent for women and 43 percent for men. These numbers are much higher than the figures from previous surveys. Anita Raj, director of the Center on Gender Equity…Read the article
Coronavirus Fuels Sexual Assault Spike

Coronavirus Fuels Sexual Assault Spike

| Coronavirus
Stay-at-home orders (due to the coronavirus) have contributed to an uptick of valid sexual assault complaints, and advocacy groups are bracing for an even large increase to come. Isolation and stress may combine to make a fertile ground for additional assaults, according to one advocacy group. Moreover, added RAINN President Scott Berkowitz, “We are definitely…Read the article
Sex Trafficking: Our Worst Global Pandemic

Sex Trafficking: Our Worst Global Pandemic

| Personal Injury
As America and the rest of the world battle the Coronavirus crisis, we have, within our midst, what is one of the worst global pandemics to ever strike humankind. While many think of slavery as a thing of the past, sex slaves are sold right under our noses, on a daily basis, and most of…Read the article
How to File a Sexual Harassment Claim in New York

How to File a Sexual Harassment Claim in New York

| Personal Injury
Sexual harassment, especially when it takes place in the workplace, can make you feel like you have no reasonable resources to turn to. Some victims are afraid to speak up and even fear their employer may reprimand them if they report an offense. However, there are specific laws that require employers to acknowledge and resolve…Read the article
NYC Nail Salon Workers: Changes in an Abusive Industry

NYC Nail Salon Workers: Changes in an Abusive Industry

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Earlier this month, the New York Nail Salon (NYC) Workers Association organized a speak-out protesting on-going abuses against salon workers in front of New York City chain Envy Nails’s Bronx location. Around 40 women showed up and spoke out against the injustices they face as salon workers, single mothers, and immigrants. They told stories of…Read the article
The MeToo Movement – From a Man’s Perspective

The MeToo Movement – From a Man’s Perspective

| Civil Rights
Unless you have been living under a rock or have been lost to civilization for the last few years, you have at least heard of the Me Too Movement and have likely heard at least some of the scandals that have been brought to light. But what is this movement really about? What are its goals?…Read the article