Sexual Harassment Law Blog




Hugging at Work – Workers Demand End to Forced Hugging

Hugging at Work – Workers Demand End to Forced Hugging

Is hugging appropriate at work? The answers depends on the circumstances and who is doing the hugging. A quick hug between two friends isn’t against the law (although depending on the company, it may violate a workplace policy). But unwanted hugs and forced hugs, especially from a superior...

Nasser Lawsuits Force USA Gymnastics Bankruptcy Filing

Nasser Lawsuits Force USA Gymnastics Bankruptcy Filing

Dr. Larry Nasser, the longtime USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team physician, did more than abuse the trust of hundreds of young gymnasts, including Olympic athletes. He literally abused them and molested them sexually under the auspices of examining them.  
In 2016, Nasser...

iPhone AirDrop Provides Opportunities for Virtual Sexual Harassment

iPhone AirDrop Provides Opportunities for Virtual Sexual Harassment

Most sexual harassment consists of the old-fashioned kind, with the harasser making unwanted physical contact, using demeaning terms or quid pro quo demands for sex in return for some type of benefit.
That’s not the case with iPhone’s AirDrop app, which allows total strangers to...


Two Women Allege Sexual Harassment at Local Fox Station

Two Women Allege Sexual Harassment at Local Fox Station

While the #MeToo movement is credited with taking down big names in the worlds of Hollywood, Washington, and major media companies, the backlash really began before numerous women accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault in October 2017.
Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was fired after...


Sexual Harassment Is Rampant in Retail and Manufacturing

Sexual Harassment Is Rampant in Retail and Manufacturing

An analysis by the Center for American Progress found that sexual harassment complaints by retail workers amount to 13.44 percent of the total of annual complaints. This means that retail is the second riskiest industry for this kind of misconduct, closely following the food industry....

Sexual Harassment Can Result in Long-term Health Effects

Sexual Harassment Can Result in Long-term Health Effects

It’s no secret that sexual harassment can result in depression and anxiety, but new research shows that the long-term health effects of sexual harassment on women are more pervasive than previously thought. It’s possible such harassment could take years off a woman’s life, as she...