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What Makes Retail Workers Uniquely Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment


Paula Brantner, a Senior Advisor at Workplace Fairness — an organization that promotes the fair treatment of workers — says similarly that typically harassers are not peers. Instead, they tend to be older, more advanced, or a manager. That can pose a problem because they control the schedule, how many shifts someone is working, or if they are scheduled to work when people tend to spend more money, she says. “They literally can decide whether or not you make enough money to live on.” This may make workers feel as if they must endure the harassment because “they’re dealing with a person who has that much control over their financial stability and well being,” says Brantner.

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Federal court deals a blow to Uber, Lyft drivers trying to unionize in Seattle

Kiley Kroh

The Freedom to Join

Kenneth Quinnell and Robert Struckman

I Work with Mark Janus. Here’s How He Benefits from a Strong Union.

Donnie Killen

New Survey Shows Sexual Harassment a Pervasive Problem for Flight Attendants

Kenneth Quinnell

Full of Surprises: OSHA Spring Regulatory Agenda Released

Jordan Barab

In the Courts more

Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America v. City of Seattle

Reversing a district court dismissal of claims that an ordinance authorizing collective bargaining between driver coordinators like Uber and Lyft violates and is preempted by the Sherman Antitrust Act because the act sanctions price fixing by private cartels of independent contractor drivers but affirming the dismissal of claims that the ordinance was preempted by the National Labor Relations Act and remanding for further proceedings.

DWA Holdings, LLC v. US

Reversing and remanding a US Court of Federal Claims summary judgment ruling that a company's overseas earnings did not entitle them to transitional benefits under the American Jobs Creation Act because their holding that the law only provided transitional relief for income earned between 2006 and 2006 was incorrect.

May 16, 2018

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Healthcare, freelanced: Where will gig economy workers get coverage?

A New View of Antitrust Law That Favors Workers

Get Your Mom a Flexible Workplace and Paid Leave for Mother's Day

Wells Fargo owes $97 million to California workers

At the VA, a Law Meant to Discipline Executives is Being Used to Fire Low-Level Workers

The Trump administration wants to give teens more chances to work with dangerous machinery

How a Supreme Court Decision This Spring Could Cut Union Rolls by 726,000

When Black Men Are Harassed

In corporate America, too many bosses tell employees who to vote for

University Of California Workers Start 3-Day Strike

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