You are probably familiar with the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. Traditionally, mothers have taken time off to recover from birth and bond with their newborn infant. However, did you know fathers have the right to take paternity leave as well?
Women in New York might be facing more sexism in the workplace overall even though they may be encountering less sexual harassment than they were just a few years earlier. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado interviewed more than 500 women around the country in September 2016 and again in September 2018. In that time, the percentage who said they had experienced unwanted sexual attention in the workplace dropped from 66% to 25%. However, in 2018, 93% of women said they experienced sexism compared to 76% in 2016.
If you are a female who has experienced harassment in the workplace, you are not alone. And although it typically helps to know you are not the only one going through something, it can be tough to hear continual stories of women who experience sexual harassment by rich, powerful men.
LGBTQ workers employed in New York businesses may be interested to learn that more than 200 large businesses and corporations are calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to ban job discrimination based on potential employee's sexual orientation or gender identity. It was reported that among the corporations calling for the ban included Amazon, Walt Disney and Microsoft.