Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Written by Maui Reyes

According torepparttar EEOC, 40% of all working women claim to have been sexually harassed at some point in their career. Obviously, sexual harassment, although deemed as taboo and obviously inappropriate behavior, occurs more often than we perceive it to be.

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However, there are other events that are not considered as sexual harassment. Mutual flirting, having consensual sexual relations, and display affection between friends (as long as both are comfortable with their actions) are not considered sexual harassment.

The Importance of Having a Lawyer

Written by Paul Hood

Many people are not familiar on how to deal with lawyers. Odds are, they are not sure what they are supposed to do or how much will berepparttar cost.

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