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Uber executive stepping away amid harassment claims

Uber has been accused of allowing sexual harassment to occur in the workplace and creating a hostile work environment, and now the company's chief executive officer (CEO) is going to step away from his position -- at least for a time. He has a leadership team in place that will run things while he is gone, and he will return at an unspecified future date.

Victims are often blamed after sexual harassment or assault

You may have heard that people are sometimes nervous to speak up after a sexual assault or sexual harassment in the workplace. There are many potential reasons for this, such as fear of losing a job, but one big issue is that others may tend to blame the victim.

Should you leave your job if you're facing sexual harassment?

You're sexually harassed in the office. You find it infuriating and embarrassing, and your first instinct is just to get yourself as far from that situation as you can. Should you quit your job and look for another one with a better workplace environment?

Comparing sexual harassment in the U.S. to other countries

Sexual harassment is illegal in the United States under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and it results in lawsuits every year when these regulations are broken. Have you ever wondered how the efforts in the U.S. over the last half of a century help it stack up against other countries?

Could an office romance start a sexual harassment investigation?

Office romances may be considered taboo by some, but they're actually very common. One study found that 40 percent of workers said they'd had some sort of a romantic relationship in the office, and it found that about 33 percent of these relationships ended in marriage. So, if you're thinking of dating a co-worker, are there any legal issues you need to watch out for?

Federal California lawsuit spotlights multiple harassment claims

It wasn't like officials from two companies now involved as defendants in a sexual harassment lawsuit lacked requisite notice that an employee was feared by many female subordinates that he supervised -- and allegedly physically and verbally abused -- on a long-term and regular basis.

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