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2 New Jersey Costco workers sue the company for sexual harassment

Several Costco workers representing two different stores filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against their employer in recent months. Many of the female plaintiffs accuse their male managers of repeated harassment over a prolonged time. The women who filed the suit were employed at the Monmouth and Middlesex county Costco stores where the alleged harassment occurred.

Steps to take when sexual material is seen at work

You don't expect to be exposed to sexually explicit material in your workplace. However, despite the policies in place by your employer, some employees may ignore the rules. Should you come across sexually explicit material at work, you need to handle the situation appropriately. The following tips may be helpful.

How compliments can be misconstrued as harassment

Receiving a compliment from a co-worker, supervisor or anyone else at your place of employment should never be an issue. However, compliments could be viewed as sexual harassment in some situations due to various factors that can be misconstrued. Today, we will discuss how compliments can be misconstrued as harassment in your workplace.

Is it inappropriate for a co-worker to ask another on a date?

It is fairly common for co-workers to date each other. Think about it: you work in the same office for 40 or more hours per week. People are bound to develop feelings for each other and want to see how those feelings might evolve if the two were to start dating. Most companies allow relationships in the workplace, so long as they are disclosed to human resources. So, is it inappropriate for one co-worker to ask another out on a date?

Importance of documenting sexual harassment at work

If you are ever the victim of sexual harassment at work, you need to document every single occurrence. Why? Having documentation, or a log, of all the times you were harassed can help build a case against the offender. Today, we will explain the importance of documenting sexual harassment at work and provide some tips for doing so.

Knowing when bantering at work has gone too far

Many workplaces are fun to be at each day, while others are downright boring or unbearable to be at because of the people there. It's not uncommon for employees to joke around with each other during the day, but when does the joking cross a line? Banter is found in almost every work environment. Today, we will discuss how to know when playful bantering has gone too far.

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