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Here’s what to do if you’ve been sexually harassed at work

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Here’s what to do if you find yourself fending off unwanted sexual attention — physical or verbal — from a coworker or boss: Think ahead to how you might handle it. “It’s very common that you just freeze” when you get sexually harassed, explains employment lawyer Paula Brantner, a senior advisor to the Workplace Fairness nonprofit. “The best way to keep that from happening is to kind of walk through in advance what you would do if this happened.” Sending a “loud and clear” message in the moment can both help establish that the overture was unwanted from a legal perspective, and potentially nip the problem in the bud, Brantner said.

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Linton v. Desoto Cab Company, Inc.

Reversing a judgment in favor of the defendant cab company in a case involving a claim for unfair wages where the Labor Commissioner had already ruled in favor of the plaintiff because the court erred in the legal analysis and distinguishing employee and independent contractor cases.

October 13, 2017

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