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Restaurants and retail: Where workplace discrimination thrives

Discrimination can take many forms, from racial to sexual to age-based. When people think of discrimination in the workplace, which industries come to mind? Of course, no occupations are exempt, but some are guiltier than others.

What behaviors qualify as sexual harassment?

Whether you work for a large corporation, a small cupcake shop or a mid-sized real estate business, you have the right to do your job in an atmosphere that is safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a common problem in many industries, and one that does not discriminate between men and women.

Bartender? What to do when your boss thinks you should be shaking him

Shaken, not stirred. It's a recipe for the perfect (Bond) martini. Up, on the rocks, doubles, straight--you know your job and you do it well. Five deep waiting at the bar? No worries. You can swipe a card, pour a drink and tap a beer, while still carrying on a conversation.

What exactly is quid pro quo harassment in the workplace?

In all employment situations, employees are expected to perform some type of work in exchange for their paycheck and various company benefits. It is a sort of trade agreement. The employee gets "something for something-which happens to be the Latin translation for Quid Pro Quo.

Can simple things be sexual harassment?

Most people know about more drastic cases of sexual harassment and don't have to ask if anything improper has been done -- they know it has. If your boss tells you that he or she would like you to spend the night on a business trip, in exchange for a promotion, it's obvious that this behavior crosses the line.

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