The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.
The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
Sometimes we can say more about our feelings in regards to sexuality and the pain of sexual harassment in fiction than in police reports and statistical studies. “Sex and the Cyborg Goddess” explores the long-term consequences of one woman’s experiences with sexual harassment on a college campus during the era of sexual liberation, and sexual harassment in the film industry.
“Sex and the Cyborg Goddess” won the 2018 Irwin Award for “Best #MeToo Novel of the Year.”
“Beautifully written and rich in personal and cultural textures, ‘Sex’ is an important addition to feminist history and literature.” – Betty Ann Brown, art historian, critic and curator (Pasadena, California)
“…My young students made vocal presentations on their own experiences and what they feel about being a target or a victim, resulting fromthe piece on ‘Sex and the Cyborg Goddess…” – Trina Lahiri, artist/writer (Kolkata, India)
“Insightful, funny and fabulous…” — Laurie Towers, photographer/comedian (Venice, California)
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine provide many time proven remedies for clients who suffer from stress and anxiety as the result of sexual harassment or assault. No one medicine can ever heal the damage of sexual related trauma, but the models within Acupuncture provide the client with wholeness and healing.
Getting Ready: A Journal to Help You Deal with and Heal from Sexual Harassment, by Sara Jones, was published in 2018 for victims, witnesses, harassers and HR/Supervisor types to reflect on ways that they can hurt or help themselves and others when faced with a sexual harassment scenario. The goal of the journal is to help us prepare for those awkward moments so that we can all successfully navigate through them and get back to doing the work we were hired to do.
Read more about this and other topics of discussion throughout this blog. To hire Sara to come speak to your students, your college, your workplace or your support group, connect with her on LinkedIn.
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For people who are unclear about whether they are experiencing harassment or retaliation at the workplace, we can work on clarifying what is happening and seek to mitigate the effects so that the individual can feel certain and design ways to protect him or herself.
A crucial part of healing from sexual harassment is becoming our own strongest self.
And fables help us make our lives work: achieve selfhood, be healthy, give and receive love, make our fortune, see life realistically, steward the earth.
In the contemporary fable “Freeing the Genie,” Nina knows exactly what she wants and achieves it by moving toward her goals step by step. Each forward step, no matter how tiny, moves her closer.
Nina finds and frees a genuine magic genie and makes two wishes. But does the genie make them come true, or is Nina doing it? As we watch her interact with the genie, we see the mutual respect, shared interests, chemistry, and sheer enjoyment of true love. Her third wish frees the genie, and what he does reveals another crucial truth.
Because Nina has defined and created herself, no one can take it away from her. No one.
There will always be jerks. But when their comments bounce off us like popcorn off stainless steel, they’re powerless.
“Freeing the Genie” is just one of 16 fabulous fables in The Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own: 21st Century Fables by Margaret Harmon, lauded by the LA Times as “hedonistic and luxurious” and Winner of the San Diego Book Awards Association.
These sly tales, surprising and rich, empower as they amuse. So grab your copy, snuggle up with a warm cup of tea, cocoa or a favorite glass of wine, and chuckle your want into your truest and best self.
– “Fantastic!” by Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451.
– “Wonderful, unexpected resolutions gently prod us to consider our own relationships,” Pam Dixon, author of Online Privacy.
And if you like that book, check out Margaret Harmon‘s other books:
Man Who Learned to Walk In Shoes That Pinch: Contemporary Fables
A Field Guide to North American Birders: A Parody
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- Mental clarity: to make better decisions while under pressure
- Concentration: to focus on the mission until victory
- Awareness: to be more sensitive to your internal and external radar
- Leadership authenticity: to be a heart-centered leader and service-oriented teammate
- Intuition: to learn to trust your gut and use your mental imagery to your advantage
- Offensive “sheepdog” mindset: to avoid danger and stay one step ahead of the competition or enemy
- Warrior spirit: to deepen your willpower, intention, and connection with your spiritual self.
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We help victims of sexual harassment take charge of what they can control – themselves. We help them get clear about who they are, what’s important to them and how to get from where they are to where they want or need to be so that they can get back to the life, the work and the people that they most value in this world.
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