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How Deductions for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements Were Eliminated

Posted on January 9, 2019
Learn more about the changes for sexual harassment settlements.

Nondisclosure agreements (NDA) are notoriously common during workplace sexual harassment settlements. For many decades, your employer could settle a confidential sexual harassment claim and receive a tax deduction. However, a recent tax reform bill forces your employer to choose between using an NDA and receiving a tax deduction. Section 13307 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) states that no tax deductions are available for “any settlement related to sexual harassment … Read More

Did Religious Discrimination Ruin My Job Interview?

Posted on December 28, 2018
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A man from Menlo Park claims that he was asked inappropriate questions during a job interview in October 2017. The interviewer allegedly asked about the man’s religion and said that the interviewee could be a bad fit because he can’t drink due to his religion. The company culture at that business includes going out to drink with team members, but the interviewee said he was fine with the drinking. The man’s job … Read More

What Are the Six Most Common Retaliation Tactics?

Posted on December 21, 2018
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Have you ever had to file a complaint against a fellow employee or your supervisor? The law says that when you do this, you cannot be persecuted for revealing that wrongdoing. However, some workers and employers may attempt to skirt the law and retaliate against whistleblowers. Here are the six most common methods of workplace retaliation found by the National Business Ethics Survey (NBES): Left Behind – Were you excluded from a … Read More

Why Does the #GoogleWalkout Matter to Workers in California?

Posted on December 14, 2018
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On November 1, 2018, more than 20,000 Google employees walked out of their offices to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims. The event dubbed #GoogleWalkout is being hailed as a cultural watershed moment, but do you know why? Here’s a look into the event and how it could not only change Google, but the entire work culture of Silicon Valley. Why Have a #GoogleWalkout? The story of the Google walkout … Read More

How Do Sexual Harassment Myths Keep the Cycle of Abuse Going?

Posted on December 7, 2018
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Some people may believe that sexual harassment doesn’t happen often, but movements like #MeToo are correcting this misconception. Harassment comes in many forms, and myths like this can help perpetuate a culture that condones misbehavior. Here are three more myths that also contribute to blinding workers about the truth of sexual harassment. Myth 1: Real Victims Will Report Harassment Immediately In a perfect world, the victims of sexual harassment would report incidents … Read More

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