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April 2018 Archives

Sexual harassment statistics don't show whole picture

While federal statistics show that sexual harassment complaints are going down, many women in New York City and across the country continue to experience unwanted advances and other forms of harassment on the job. In 2017, the number of official sexual harassment complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state agencies was approximately 9,600, a 41 percent drop from 16,000 in 1997. From a high of 24 complaints per 100,000 women employees, in 2017, the number hovered at around 9 per 100,000.

You should never be made to feel embarrassed at work

Over the past year, there have been many high-profile legal cases centered on workplace harassment and sexual harassment. With these cases, the general public has been made more aware of the rights that both women and men have in the workplace, especially when it comes to different types of sexual harassment.

Distracted driving to be the focus of April safety push

Distracted driving accidents are becoming increasingly common in New York and around the country, and the popularity of mobile electronic devices is the reason according to most experts. Accident data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives and caused 391,000 injuries on America's roads in 2015, but some road safety groups feel that the true death and injury toll could be much higher.

Wearing a proper helmet is vital to motorcycle safety

There are many beautiful roads and routes in New York for people to enjoy riding motorcycles during warmer months. Many people live for that feeling of freedom they get on a motorcycle. They often hit the roads in huge numbers on balmy spring and summer weekends. When they do, it's important for them to drive safely. That includes wearing a helmet at all times when riding on a motorcycle, either as passenger or driver.

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