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Sexual Harassment of Employees a Serious Problem at McDonald's Restaurants

The numbers tell a story of unspeakable working conditions for women who work at McDonald's. An April 2020 study of 782 female workers reported by The Nation found two-thirds reported multiple forms of harassment. The breakdown: Half were subjected to sexual comments. Half received sexually suggestive looks or gestures. A third were touched, groped, or...

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How can we fix our current approach to addressing workplace sexual harassment?

You know that hour-long video that employees are forced to watch every year? The one that says sexual harassment is bad? It’s not working. Fixing a broken corporate approach to address sexual harassment requires something new — urging CEOs and managers to show employees that sexual harassment is unacceptable. That’s according to a Fortune magazine...

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Fired for speaking out against sexual harassment, ex-JUUL worker sues multi-billion-dollar e-cigarette maker

A former employee at electronic cigarette maker JUUL Labs Inc. said in a lawsuit that executives called her to a meeting about the sexual harassment concerns she’d raised and shouted at her. When she felt threatened and tried to exit, they physically blocked her from leaving the room, she said. That’s according to a Yahoo...

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Former McDonald's Employees Speak Out Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

  According to an article in The Cut — a New York Media publication — several current and former McDonald's employees have come forward to speak out against sexual harassment, which has reportedly run rampant in the company. One McDonald's employee said that after being promoted to a low-level management position, she began experiencing explicit sexual...

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What should human resources do to stop or prevent workplace harassment?

Building and maintaining a safe workplace takes the active involvement of an employer's human resources (HR) department. The purpose of HR is to accommodate the needs of employees and employers, as well as ensure that a company is in compliance with state and federal laws. Among the many functions fulfilled by HR, protecting employees from...

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The #MeToo Movement's Impact on Workplace Sexual Harassment Training

  Since its inception in 2017, the #MeToo movement has unveiled a staggering number of workplace sexual harassment incidents. During 2018 alone, more than 7,600 complaints of sexual harassment were reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — a 13.6 percent increase from 2017. This is despite the overall decline in reports of workplace...

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What You Can Do To Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment still remains a problem that women, and some men, face in the workplace. Offenders often see nothing wrong with their actions, nor do they show any remorse. Now, many victims and those who show their support are fighting back. An article in Market Watch reports that in 2017, the emerging #metoo movement unveiled...

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