$700,000 settlement in sexual harassment case involving graphic claims

Spreading gender-based rumors at work can create a hostile work environment, says federal appellate court

Can a false rumor about a woman “sleeping” her way to a promotion give rise to a hostile work environment claim? Yes. On February 8, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held in Parker v. Reema Consulting Services, Inc. that, where an employer participates in circulating false rumors that a female … Continued

Pew survey sheds new light on glass ceiling discrimination in STEM jobs

A new survey by the Pew Research Center illuminates the ongoing glass ceiling faced by female employees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The survey results are consistent with an earlier study regarding female scientists about which the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog previously posted. Key findings of the survey According to the survey’s findings, … Continued

Lifehacker talks with Eric Bachman about the nuts and bolts of reporting workplace sexual harassment

Eric Bachman recently caught up with Lifehacker to explore the various options to effectively report sex harassment at work. Why harassment is often not reported According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), only about 30% of employees who are harassed at work actually report it to someone at work.  “In other words, based on … Continued