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Perceptions of similar language may prevent understanding of sexual harassment policies

COLUMBIA, Mo. Although the Society for Human Resource Management reports that 97 percent of U.S. companies have a written sexual harassment policy, a recent University of Missouri study indicates that those policies might not be effective in preventing workplace harassment. Researchers in the MU ...

RNs Charge Jackson Health System, Service Union Broke State Law in Harassment of Hospital Nurses

Threatened RNs with Arrest for Eating at McDonald's Nurses Call on County to Halt Questionable Contract MIAMI, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest nurses union today charged that Jackson Health System (JHS) and the Service Employees International Union have violated state la...

Sexual harassment at school -- more harmful than bullying

Schools current focus on bullying prevention may be masking the serious and underestimated health consequences of sexual harassment, according to James Gruber from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Susan Fineran from the University of Southern Maine in the US. Their research (1), just publis...

CNA/NNOC Statement on Restraining Order Against SEIU: Threats, Harassment and Stalking of RNs Remain Out of Bounds

OAKLAND, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A ruling by Alameda County Superior Court to vacate its temporary restraining order against the Service Employees International Union and its President Andy Stern on procedural grounds does nothing to justify any continued acts of threats, harassment, ...

RN Leaders of California Nurses Association/NNOC Demand Andy Stern Immediately Cease SEIU's Harassment and Stalking of Nurses at Home and on Patient Care Floors

Service Union Staffers Went to Homes Thursday of CNA Leaders LOS ANGELES, April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Association today condemned the Service Employees International Union for targeting CNA/NNOC leaders and members with threats an...

Both boys and girls negatively affected by sexual harassment

Champaign, IL May 12, 2008 A new study in Psychology of Women Quarterly explored the outcomes of sexual harassment on both boys and girls. While girls were harassed more frequently, boys were indirectly yet negatively affected through a school climate that tolerates the harassment of girls. ...

Aggression on Job More Harmful Than Sexual Harassment

Study finds bullied workers had more stress, less commitment and higher levels of anxiety SATURDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Persistent criticism, belittling comments, bullying and other forms of workplace aggression may inflict more harm on employees than sexual harassment, accordi...

Community Calls on Atria Lynbrook to Bring Back Fired Worker, Stop Discrimination and Harassment

Long Island Community, Worker Rights Advocates, Religious Leader Call for Reinstatement of Worker Fired on Thanksgiving Day at Candlelight Vigil LYNBROOK, N.Y., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local community and worker rights advocates joined assisted living workers for a candlelight v...

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

I am happy because I don't have to live like a prisoner anymore in a society where no one is allowed to be different," says Gramoz Prestreshi, a slight, nervous man of 22 , originally hailing from Kosovo and now settled in US. He won his asylum case on the ground that as a gay he was being ...

Doctors, Nurses Face Sexual Harassment At Work Place

'Sexual Harassment' at the workplace faced by women doctors and nurses have become quite common nowadays and many of them are not ready to come out openly against it.// A recent study conducted in Kolkata, West Bengal, with 135 in-depth interviews of women employees in two government and two ...

Sexual Harassment on the Rise in Aligarh Muslim University

Two teachers have been suspended for sexual harassment. A woman student quit because she could take it no more. Another had her clothes pulled for her "un-Islamic" dress.//Now an angry student is on hunger strike. The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh is in ferment. Worse, many of...

Doctors' Bid to End Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Bullying and harassment in the workplace is BMA Cymru Wales' response to growing concerns amongst Welsh GPs that bullying and harassment is on the increase.// Launching the guidance document, chairman of BMA Cymru Wales’ GP Committee, Dr Andrew Dearden said: “Unwanted and unprofessional beha...

Sexual Harassment A Cause Of Deteriorating Health Among Female Flight Attendants.

A study was conducted on 2000 female flight attendants working for a National European Airline from 1965 to 1995. The results revealed that they rate their health as poor when they have been sexually harassed. This is of major // concern to the other women who are working with the public. S...

India Grapples With First Bill to Stop Workplace Sex Harassment

India's government is grappling to come up with the first ever legislation aimed at stopping sexual harassment and provide minimum protection to women joining the workforce of its booming economy. A draft law set to go before parliament when it resumes next month aims to put an end to ever...

Investigation Shows Threats, Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers, Women Seeking Abortions

...s, a leading reproductive rights advocacy group. The report, Defending Human Rights: Abortion Providers Facing Threats, Restrictions, and harassment , documents a four-month investigation of challenges facing abortion doctors and clinics in six states: Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakot...

Investigation to Show Harassment, Legal Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers and Women Seeking Abortions

...s fundamental rights. WHAT: Congressional Briefing: Defending Human Rights: Abortion Providers Facing Threats , Restrictions and harassment WHO: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Nancy Northup, Center for Reproductive Rights Marianne Moll...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

...are inadequate to deter many forms of violence and harassment directed at him and his family, and enforcement of...te mechanisms like the court system into a tool of harassment against Dr. Tiller. Please find the full n...er stage of pregnancy, he is a frequent target for harassment and violence by anti-abortion extremists and polit...

Parents' sexuality influences adoption choices

... perceived inability to socialize a child of the opposite gender, and gay men most frequently cited concerns about boys being more likely to encounter harassment than girls. The most common reason for preferring boys among heterosexual women was an inexplicable desire for a son, whereas heterosexual men's pr...

Teenage stress has implications for adult health

...ted any experiences of negative interpersonal interaction with family, peers or school personnel for example, conflicts with family and friends, peer harassment or any kind of punishment by parents or teachers. Blood samples were obtained an average of eight months later and assayed for circulating levels of t...

Fed Board to Ask Court for Rare Order on Fremont-Rideout to Seek Fair Pact With RNs

...lective representation to better advocate for their patients and their colleagues. The hospital has implemented a disgraceful campaign of pressure and harassment of CNA/NNOC supporters," said Burger. Issuance of the order is the latest step in a series of sanctions against the hospital, and follows a decis...

The Largest Pharma Fraud Whistleblower Case in U.S. History Totaling $1.4 Billion

...private individuals to sue companies that knowingly defraud national or state governments. They also protect whistleblowers from demotion, suspension, harassment and discrimination for cooperating with the investigation of their employer. "I applaud the courage of these whistleblowers. They came forth at...

Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

...ression, dementia and other psychological woes. In October, a disturbing report found that as many as one in seven female troops fall victim to sexual harassment or rape while on active duty. And a report released back in January found that concussions caused by roadside bomb blasts boost troops' odds for long ...

Stress-related disorders affect brain’s processing of memory

...suffering varying degrees of stressful traumatic events, such as sexual or physical abuse, difficult relationships or "mobbing" a type of bullying or harassment at some point in their lives. After reviewing a list of neutral word pairs, each participant underwent fMRI. During imaging, they were presented ...

Top NY Court Blinks in 'First Department' WPP Discrimination Power Play

...zed by the First Department for masking her disability at the time of her hire as EVP Planning, a $250,000 base salary position, for not reporting the harassment to her supervisors who testified that they knew at the time that she was openly referred to as "a cripple" by colleagues but failed to take remedial a...

Supersized P.E.: Ten Tips to Help Overweight Kids Get Healthy

...e good at, they are much more likely to do it. 3) Foster a Positive Atmosphere that feels safe and inviting, is free of sarcasm, insults and harassment and be a consistent source of comfort and encouragement. 4) Focus on Behaviors, Not Outcomes: Help them control behaviors and focus on how t...

Seyfarth Shaw Partner Camille A. Olson, Senate Witness for ADA Amendments Act, Comments on President's Signing of Bill into Law

... all areas of litigation, with a concentration in complex labor and employment law, representing companies nationwide in employment discrimination and harassment matters, challenges to the independent contractor status of workers, and wage and hour matters. Throughout the last ten years she has also regularly a...

Carlyle-ManorCare Facing New Federal Charges for Breaking the Law: Interrogating, Threatening, Retaliating Against Nursing Home Workers for Trying to Form a Union

...SEIU Healthcare members are calling on ManorCare to give workers a free and fair choice about whether or not to join a union, and stop its campaign of harassment and intimidation against workers. For a copy of the complaint, and more information on problems at Carlyle- ManorCare nursing homes: http://www.Car...

Caregivers Protest Foley & Lardner's Union Busting & Intimidation

....4 billion dollar corporation founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange (SSJO). The SJHS employees are particularly angered that the coercion and harassment is being paid for by resources that could be better used to address workplace needs and provide care to those in need instead of to deny workers' thei...

New Employment Practices Liability Policy from Beazley Offers Major Additional Benefits

...in the employment status of 20% or more of the workforce -- Public announcement of a third party claim or allegations of discrimination or harassment impacting an executive officer -- A workplace disaster resulting in the loss of life or imminent threat of the use of a lethal weapon on the em...

Yerkes researchers find link between psychological stress and overeating

...ding patterns of socially housed female rhesus macaques, which are organized by a dominance hierarchy that maintains group stability through continual harassment and threat of aggression. Such structure is a constant psychological stress to subordinates. During the study, female macaques were given access to...

MSDSonline Expands On-Demand Training Offering

...s, companies have immediate on-demand access to dozens of web-based EH&S courses including Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness, Sexual harassment Prevention, Fall Protection, Fire Prevention, and more. These Web-based courses are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, making i...

SEIU Seeks Damages for CNA's Effort to Silence Workers, Suppress Criticism of Anti-Union Tactics

...aid Andy Stern, SEIU International President. "Their latest trick was the cynical use of important laws intended to protect people from real abuse and harassment -- most often women -- and it simply went too far." The motion against the CNA was filed today under California's Code of Civil Procedure Section ...

Court Orders Service Union and Its President Andy Stern: Stop Stalking and Harassing Registered Nurse Leaders and Staff of California Nurses Assn/NNOC

... and SEIU to cease and desist the stalking of, use of violence against, and harassment of officers, directors, and staff of the California Nurses Association/Nati...tor Rose Ann DeMoro. The order was prompted by a campaign of stalking and harassment by Stern's SEIU over the past week in which SEIU teams have targeted CNA/NN...

VA Reaches Out to Women Veterans

...n veterans coordinator at every VA regional office. VA is reaching out to women veterans who are experiencing problems related to sexual trauma or harassment while in the military. All veterans, men and women, may receive free counseling, disability compensation, and related services for sexual trauma incur...

SfN releases 'Best Practices for Protecting Researchers and Research'

...f attacks; and Support policy and public communication solutions at the federal, state, and local levels. Recently, the number of campaigns of harassment and intimidation directed at researchers has grown against those who use animals in research. Although they pursue crucial research and are required t...

Are Social Networking Sites Endangering Young Teens? Study Finds Maybe Not

...g asked to talk about sex, provide personal sexual information, or engage in sexual behavior online when they do not want to. Depending on the type of harassment and the age of the children surveyed, 9-30% of youth are harassed yearly. Current events have raised public awareness and concern about the risks youn...

Social Networking Sites Safer Than IM or Chat Rooms

... Little sexual solicitation, harassment occur on MySpace and Facebook, study finds FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (Heal...ions occurred via instant messaging, and 32 percent occurred in chat rooms. harassment was most common with instant messaging, which accounted for 55 percent, the...

Labor Board Issues Complaint Against Resurrection Health Care

...tion of union literature. By settling the charges, Resurrection prevented further NLRB actions. "Time and again, Resurrection employees have faced harassment and intimidation just for exercising their right to organize," said Henry Bayer, Executive Director of the American Federation of State, County and Mu...

5,000 Sutter Nurses Prepare for Second Strike Against Chain

...dvocates for seniors and the disabled, and others. In November, RNs voted overwhelmingly to authorize a second strike against Sutter, in the face of a harassment campaign by management targeting nurses for retribution. Nurses are striking because Sutter's inadequate proposals leave serious patient care issues...

Hospital Workers: Management Threatens Patient Care

...to negotiate a free and fair election agreement with employees who are interested in forming a union. Workers could then make their decision free from harassment and intimidation, and patient care would not be jeopardized by management pulling caregivers from the hospital floor for meetings filled with anti-uni...
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