Earlier this week, we wrote about the results of a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com. In a survey of 3,900 workers, 40 percent said they have dated a colleague at some point in their careers. Ten percent have done so in the last year, and 30 percent ended up marrying their office flame.
Finding romance at the office has long been considered a bad idea, or at least a risky one. When things go wrong, awkward encounters with your ex are not the only consequence.
For decades, "The Price is Right" has been one of America's favorite television game shows. For many fans, one of its appeals is that the show is both entertaining and wholesome. Apparently, though, behaviors backstage do not always match what viewers see.
Earlier this week, we wrote that Broward County employees were recently angered to learn about one man's suspicious promotion to transit superintendent. The promotion came less than a year after the man was nearly fired for sexual harassment.
At the beginning of this month, an employee of Broward County was promoted to the position of transit superintendent. While this is a celebrated accomplishment within any local government agency, it would not normally be newsworthy.
Earlier this week, we began a discussion about bullying in the workplace. While schoolyards are full of bullies, some of those bullies grow up to continue their behavior in the workplace. A government study claims that employees are bullied in 25 percent of US workplaces.
Nearly all of us have been forced to deal with a bully at some point in our lives. In most cases, our traumatic incidents were limited to the schoolyard. The idea is that most children eventually outgrow the need to bully other people. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case.
The fashion Giant Gucci America Inc. has been sued by a former employee who says she suffered racial harassment and sexual harassment from a supervisor. She claims her supervisor also exhibited these attitudes toward famous clients that he did not know, including pop singer Rihanna.
One of the biggest stories in recent news has been the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund. Strauss-Kahn was arrested after he allegedly tried to sexually assault a maid in the hotel where he was staying.
It seems that there is no shortage of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the news lately. Unfortunately, many of these lawsuits involve national or even global corporations and employees who allege widespread gender discrimination.