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Am I being sexually harassed?

Sexual harassment is a very serious concern in the workplace. Because it's such a personal issue, it sometimes can be difficult for people to recognize when they're the victim of harassment, even when the actions are blatant. Business Insider lists some of the signs of sexual harassment so you can take the proper steps to have the issue rectified.

What are my FLSA hours?

Federal labor law may seem complicated to you at first glance. However, when you have the right information about the specifics of your case, you may find that the rules become much clearer. While there are certain exceptions, the general rules on hours worked would probably apply to you if you were an employee in Washington, DC.

Sexual harassment based on false rumors about female employees

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in a case from Maryland, recently held that a female employee who was falsely accused in the workplace of having slept her way to a promotion, could bring hostile work environment and retaliatory termination claims against her former employer. Here, these false rumors persisted in the workplace, even being spread by a manager. The opinion discusses at length why such false rumors are discriminatory, because they are invariably about women in the workplace and reflect stereotypes about women.

Putting an end to sexual harassment

Every day, people are sexually harassed in workspaces all over the country. Unfortunately, even though many people realize that this behavior cannot be tolerated, it continues to take place far too frequently. If you have experienced sexual harassment at your place of work, you should immediately take steps to hold the offender accountable. Moreover, if you are a business owner or manager who worries about the prevalence of sexual harassment within your company, it is pivotal to do what you can to immediately put an end to this behavior and prevent sexual harassment from occurring in the months and years ahead.

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