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Is Siri a victim and a cause of sexual harassment?

Posted in Harassment
The next time employers offer sexual harassment training, they might want to require employees to bring their mobile devices. According to Leah Fessler, virtual assistants Siri (Apple), Alexa (Amazon), Cortana (Microsoft), and Google Home (you have to ask?) need some consciousness-raising. They are all perpetuating pernicious sexual stereotypes, which Ms. Fessler says can result in sexual harassment of… Continue Reading

Four reasons to be careful about contingent workers

Posted in Discrimination, Employment at Will, Harassment, Independent Contractor, Wage-Hour
In our insecure economy, temporary employees and independent contractors allow employers to get the work done while staying flexible enough to survive. But there are abuses, and dangers if employers misclassify workers, or if they keep their "temps" around so long that they become "perms" in reality if not in name. Here are four reasons to be very careful about how you use contingent workers.… Continue Reading