What is National Origin Discrimination?

National origin discrimination in employment is an illegal practice whereby an employer makes employment decisions related to hiring, firing, raises, advancement opportunities, or any other employment status, compensation, or benefit of employment based on the country or geographic area from which the applicant or employee came. The discriminatory foundation for these decisions might be based on mistaken information, such as a belief that a person hails from an undesirable part of the world, even if that is not the case.[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I am Being Sexually Harassed by My Boss?

The #MeToo movement has brought into the light instances of sexual harassment in the workplace, notably involving names in the news. Should a victim resort to social media sites to respond to sexual harassment by their boss? Or are there other options? In fact, there are other paths to follow to report and address this form of harassment. Unfortunately, in a 2015 survey, only one of three women reported workplace sexual harassment and some 70 percent of all victims made[…] Read More

Fox News to Pay $1 Million for Job Retaliation and Sexual Harassment Violations

The New York City Commission on Human Rights has fined Fox News $1 million over multiple claims of sexual harassment by former on-air personalities on the popular network. The penalty stems from a 2017 investigation that began looking into rampant sexual harassment at the station. The network settled with the Commission, and as part of that settlement Fox agreed to require that all its New York-based staff and contributors participate in anti-harassment training. Fox will also temporarily halt a policy[…] Read More

Why Does Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Look Different During the Pandemic?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of 2020 has lasted into 2021 and caused many states and even entire nations to endure full lockdowns. That means many people who formerly communicated in person or over a company phone have been getting work done remotely. Remote work and remote communications have led to sexual harassment occurring remotely rather than in person. That has many employment lawyers reviewing complaints from clients that are significantly different than during non-pandemic years. Apparent Rise in Virtual Sexual[…] Read More

Is Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Driving Women Away from Science Careers?

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that 20 to 50 percent of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experience sexual harassment. This sexual harassment often has long-lasting effects on the STEM workforce, including driving women away from careers in science. Sexual harassment also has long-term negative effects on both an individual and their workplace, including creating a hostile work environment. Victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to contact an experienced employment lawyer for[…] Read More