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Why doesn't HR always take sexual harassment claims seriously?

The wave of accusations against powerful show business figures, politicians and others that followed the downfall of movie producer Harvey Weinstein has put the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace at the top of the news cycle. It’s a time for all of us to consider how unwelcome sexual comments, demands for sex, groping and more have hurt American workers, especially women, for decades.

Qualifying for medical leave from your job

Whether it happens to you or a close family member, a sudden medical emergency can turn your world upside down. It can force you to stop working for weeks or months, either as the patient or the primary caretaker. At the same time, you should not have to quit your job or risk getting fired because of a family emergency.

Ann Taylor settles California wage and hour suit for $3.5 million

A retail job is hard work. Anyone who works in a national chain store like Target or Walmart, a local family-owned shop, or anything in between knows that it frequently involves long hours on your feet helping customers, restocking shelves or other duties. As the service industry continues to dominate the U.S. economy, more and more people in California will spend at least part of their lives working retail.

2 news stories on sexual harassment rock Silicon Valley

For decades, women working in California's tech industry region Silicon Valley have suffered sexual harassment and gender discrimination, with little done to solve the problem. Now, in a dramatic couple of weeks, attitudes toward harassment in this male-dominated field seem to be suddenly changing.

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