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Are you the victim of sexual harassment? Here's what you can do

Florida employees are sexually harassed every day. It's easy to fall into the victim mindset, and feel like there's nothing you can do, but if you're being sexually harassed at work, you need to know that you're the one in the power seat.

Ridesharing company Uber fires 20 over sexual harassment scandal

Uber has taken disciplinary action by terminating 20 employees after a company-wide investigation into sexual harassment claims. The company looked into 215 claims of sexual harassment. One hundred of the claims did not result in action, but 57 of the claims continue to be reviewed more closely.

How to respond to workplace sexual harassment

If a Florida coworker makes an inappropriate comment, you might freeze up and be unable to respond. Part of the reason you freeze is that you might not have considered beforehand what the proper response should be. Read the following ways to respond to sexual harassment now, and you'll be well prepared should you encounter such a situation:

Businesses need a zero tolerance sexual harassment policy

The days and weeks following a sexual harassment accusation are vital. Businesses need to act in an appropriate manner, not only to stop the sexual harassment that's happening, but also to prevent other instances from happening in the future.

What's one of the most powerful ways to stop sexual harassment?

As in most problems that plague society, like drunk driving, domestic violence, sexual violence and other bad behavior -- one of the most powerful tools that can be used to stop sexual harassment in its tracks is, you guessed it, education. When Florida communities can educate the victims of sexual harassment -- as well as would-be sexual harassers -- about what sexual harassment looks like, how to identify it and what to do to stop it, we begin to put a spanner in the gearbox of this ugly engine of disgusting behavior.

Uber executive resigns after sexual harassment accusations

The vice president of production and growth for the Uber ridesharing smartphone application has resigned from his position amidst accusations of sexual harassment. The vice president — who used to be an executive at Facebook — joined Uber in 2013.

Alleged sexual harassment in Florida prison

Over 500 female prison workers from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons have negotiated a multimillion-dollar sexual harassment settlement. The class-action plaintiffs have been involved in the litigation of a lawsuit alleging that they were subjected to sexual harassment by inmates and managers at their prison workplaces.

Preventing sexual harassment: What businesses need to do

Florida workplaces can be breeding grounds for sexual harassment. One bad egg and an entire culture of workplace sexual harassment can arrise before an employer even realizes it's there. As such, businesses need to be diligent in their efforts to prevent their employees from being victimized by this kind of situation.

Did Fox settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly?

Media outlets are reporting that Fox News has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit that a Fox employee brought against Bill O'Reilly. According to a letter obtained by the New York Times, lawyers representing the former Fox employee accused O'Reilly of trying to have a sexual relationship with her. The ex-employee refused his advances and claims that O'Reilly and a Fox News executive retaliated against her by negatively affecting her career.

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