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May 15, 2020

Something we are hearing a lot right now is that we are just so overwhelmed. It seems impossible to combine work with kiddos, with hobbies that serve us, with cooking dinner, with getting sleep sometimes, with picking whatever show we're going to watch while folding th...

May 11, 2020

Anita Anderson was a licensed practical nurse caring for elderly and vulnerable patients at Valley West Health Care Center in 2019. She was forced out of her position when she needed to take medical leave to take care of her son, who has a disability, and her own injur...

March 24, 2020

Last week I did a Facebook Live on what to think about when enforcing your rights as an employee during this unprecedented time. Topics covered include:

* Unemployment Claims

* Workers' Compensation

* Disability Rights

* Medical Leave Protections

* Moving Your Work Online

T...

March 17, 2020

Experiencing or dealing with anxiety can take a ton of energy.

And, whether you are an employer or employee, it is likely costing you money and/or affecting your health. So, it's worth addressing.

The good news is: there are solutions!

Our human brains have invented th...

August 20, 2019

Money and sex are two areas that many of us have enormous shame around. Unfortunately, secrecy around money and sex has perpetuated huge cultural betrayals against disadvantaged groups. I spoke with a forensic psychiatrist once about a case in which I represented a you...

July 26, 2019

In most states in the United States, employment is “at will,” meaning that an employee can be fired for any reason, unless the reason is specifically prohibited by law. Sometimes, employees have access to a union, which provides more protection for them, but generally...

July 16, 2019

For inclusive leaders in the workplace, shifting power dynamics can be difficult in a different way. Hestia described that when she started managing people she had worked as peers with before, she stopped being invited to lunches with them. At first, she was offended a...

July 3, 2019

In my experience, in order to effectively stop abuse at work, we have to support both the victim and the perpetrator in understanding and appropriately using power dynamics.

Most of us spend our days at work feeling like this: 

Often perpetrators feel this way even more...

June 18, 2019

Investigations are often not necessary in response to harassment and discrimination allegations. But the way you know if they are necessary is by looking at other times when you would normally conduct an investigation. An investigation is a mechanism to protect an accu...

June 4, 2019

“Then he asked me if I wanted to ‘pursue a formal investigation,’” Maia told me about her conversation with an administrator where she worked. “I didn’t know what that meant,” she said, “so I tried to ask him about the process. “Does that mean the harasser will get not...

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