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Is it time laws work in women's favor?

As a woman, you could probably share various personal experiences of wage inequality, sexual harassment and parental discrimination in your workplace. Whether your employer denied you a promotion you earned, coworkers spoke disrespectfully or people touched you inappropriately, you might wish you had a right to speak up. And you do.

Pedestrian deaths in New York City

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Vision Zero program in 2014, he said the goal of the initiative was to eliminate all traffic accident deaths and serious injuries within 10 years. De Blasio now admits that the program is facing a crisis, but he insists that its ultimate objective remains achievable. Total traffic fatalities in the city are up by 15% in 2019, and the pedestrian death toll is even more worrying. Pedestrian deaths in New York City increased alarmingly in 2018, and they are on pace to rise even further in 2019.

The use of power in sexual harassment cases

Many instances of sexual harassment occur through the abuse of power. This is why it is important to recognize situations in which coworkers and managers abuse their power for personal gain. If any reference to sex is involved in this abuse of power, it may be possible to make a complaint of sexual harassment.

Flagger safety: an essential for roadway work zones

Flagger safety is sometimes overlooked in roadway work zones across New York. Flaggers are the ones who control traffic flow in these zones, so it's important that they are seen by drivers and know what to do in case of emergencies. Otherwise, they risk being injured or dying. WorkZoneSafety.org states that there were 132 car crash fatalities in roadway work zones in 2017. The culprit in most of these cases was a speeding or aggressive driver.

How does workplace sexual harassment affect victims?

Sexual harassment is, unfortunately, surprisingly prevalent in the workplace. In recent years, more attention has been drawn to the issue, and, as a result, victims are feeling more empowered to assert their rights. However, the way that sexual harassment in the workplace can affect the lives of victims is not usually fully addressed.

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