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Harassment victims may have to work with toxic colleagues

Missouri employees and others who have been harassed while on the job may face the prospect of sharing a workplace with their abusers. Generally speaking, an employer can fulfill its obligation to a harassment victim without terminating the perpetrator. In many cases, harassment cases are resolved through arbitration, which means that a victim can't pursue a matter in court. A study found that 48% of arbitration cases were fully or partially overturned on appeal.

Lawsuit against McDonald's cites 'culture of sexual harassment'

McDonald's restaurants are a common sight across Missouri, but the corporation and its franchisees have come under increasing scrutiny for allegations of widespread sexual harassment. Attorneys representing female workers at an out-of-state franchise are seeking class-action status for a case that might include over 50 former female employees at the franchise. The lawsuit wants the franchise owner to pay $5 million in damages.

Workplace harassment a common problem for surgical residents

In Missouri and across the nation, workplace harassment can occur in any type of employment including medicine, For aspiring and in-training medical professionals, their career path can be made more difficult by the troublesome prevalence of workplace mistreatment. Recent research has shown how often this occurs.

What to consider when filing a sexual harassment claim

Workers in Missouri may have recourse if they experience sexual harassment at work. Sexual harassment could include inappropriate comments made by a manager or inappropriate touching by anyone associated with the organization. While there is no time limit to report a claim to an employer, it is generally a good idea to do so as quickly as possible. This may prevent others within the company from questioning a victim's motives.

What can I do when witnessing sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is an unfortunately all too common occurrence in the workplace. As a result, co-workers often witness harassment as it happens, which leaves them in an awkward position. Of course, doing the right thing is crucial, but you might also have concerns about retaliation if you call attention to another person's inappropriate behavior. This is especially true when the person doing the harassing is a supervisor or some other authority figure. Marketwatch explains some of the steps you can take if you witness sexual harassment at your place of work. 

Am I allowed to date a co-worker?

When you spend ample time at your place of work, it stands to reason that you might forge close, personal relationships with your co-workers. Some of these relationships may even develop into romances, which can be a cause for concern when it comes to sexual harassment and other issues. To ensure you remain on the right path, The Balance recommends the following advice for anyone entering into workplace romances. 

Why won't my co-worker leave me alone?

Most people have experienced unwanted advances from a co-worker. While you would hope that the person gets the hint pretty quickly, especially when you make your displeasure obvious, this isn't always the case. Psychology Today looked into one study that probed the issue of why some people seem oblivious to the discomfort their unwanted advances cause others. The study group, which was comprised of 942 participants, were asked about a time where they rejected someone's advances or had their own advances rejected by someone else. 

How can I succeed in a male-dominated industry?

As women make great strides in the modern workforce, they may find themselves the lone female in their male-dominated place of work. This can be a tough situation to navigate, especially when privy to harassing or discriminatory behaviors. Despite these challenges, women can succeed in these environments, according to The Muse

Why are victims of sexual harassment reluctant to report?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that impacts both women and men. However, when an incident occurs many people are reluctant to report the matter to the proper authorities, and the reasons for this are often quite complex. Psychology Today explains why it's so difficult for victims fo sexual harassment in the workplace to make the matter known. 

Sexual harassment and PTSD

When someone is sexually harassed at work, their personal and professional life may unravel in many ways. They may have to step down and find less lucrative work, or they may become stressed out or depressed as a result of the way they have been treated. There are many ways in which sexual harassment manifests in the workplace, and the consequences of this mistreatment can be significant. In some instances, those who have experienced sexual harassment may develop post-traumatic stress disorder, which can disrupt life tremendously. Moreover, some people struggle with PTSD without realizing the symptoms or the cause of this trauma.

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