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Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs

Medscape's Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs: Report 2018 shows results from more than 6200 physicians and clinicians in the United States. We asked respondents about specific harassing behavior they have experienced or witnessed, where it occurred, how they responded, and how it affected them. We also asked whether they had been accused of sexual harassment. Our comprehensive report describes the current state of sexual misconduct in the healthcare realm by asking about instances occurring within the past 3 years, as opposed to instances of harassment over one's entire career.

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Complaints against goverment agencies have many tolls

During a nearly four-month investigation, the Coloradoan requested the number of sexual harassment complaints filed over the past five years by employees of the nine largest nonfederal, public employers in Larimer County. Colorado Open Records Act requests for the data were sent to: Front Range Community College, Colorado State University, the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland and their police departments, Larimer County and its sheriff's office, Poudre and Thompson school districts, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Poudre Fire Authority.

Fewer than half of those employers released data on the number of sexual harassment complaints they substantiated in response to the Coloradoan request.  
Four employers: CSU, FRCC, Larimer County and city of Loveland collectively confirmed 20 cases of sexual harassment in the five-year period. 
That's 20 substantiated complaints among more than 21,000 employees working at the nine agencies — a far cry from survey results released earlier this year in which 38 percent of women said they experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
The other public employers — the city of Fort Collins, Poudre School District, Thompson School District, Poudre Fire Authority and Loveland Fire Rescue Authority — refused to release the data. They said they either didn't track the number of investigations, couldn't readily find them, believe they are legally prohibited from releasing the records or would consider releasing them at a later time.
Because fewer than half the employers provided information, it's difficult to assess the difficulties women face in Larimer County's public agencies, even though sexual harassment is unwelcome, illegal and comes with a steep mental, physical and emotional toll on its victims and their workplaces. 
Beyond those tolls, sexual harassment can be catastrophic to an organization's bottom line. In 2015, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission alone recovered $164.5 million for private and public workers alleging harassment, according to the EEOC's Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, published in 2016.
"The number (of cases in Larimer County) seems low," said Rachel Arnow-Richman, a law professor at the University of Denver and director of its workplace law center.
The 20 substantiated cases are likely the tip of the iceberg because sexual harassment is one of the most underreported workplace offenses. 


Sexual harassment cases on Indian Casinos, Jurisdiction issues

In 2006, a case of Sexual Harassment at an Indian Casino near Sacramento raised the question of whether the jurisdiction was local, state, federal, or a native tribunal. That case was thrown out due to the conflicting jurisdictions.

In May 2015, a forum of California and Tribal courts addressed jurisdictional issues. At the time, California currently had approximately 110 federally recognized tribes with nearly 100 separate reservations or rancherias. In addition there were 81 groups petitioning for federal recognition. In the 2010 census roughly 725,000 California citizens identified as American Indian or Alaska Native either alone or in combination with other ethnicities. In that forum, various conditions relating to jurisdiction were addressed, however the jurisdictional issues surrounding harassment of employees in an Indian establishment was muddy at best.

This is a situation which necessitates good legal representation.

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Don't go along with it

Kirsten Anderson, communication professional and advocate for harassment-free work environment, was fired from her job after five years as communications director for Iowa Senate Republicans seven hours after her fourth formal complaint about repeated harassment and retaliatory behavior by staff and lawmakers at the Iowa Statehouse.
Anderson advises, “people who face workplace sexual harassment should speak up for themselves. They need to recognize and realize the situation they are in, and they don’t need to go along with it.”
The offensive jokes, the pornographic images or even unwanted physical contacts. You should let those people know that it’s not funny and not okay," Anderson said. “And don’t apologize.”
For more on this story, see http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_e5f3b7aa-56fb-11e8-80a2-bf889fb93984.html
With the rise of the Me, Too movement, tales of long ago abuses have taken headlines around the world. Allegations have been acted on as though there were convictions of wrong-doing. While allegations may have been true, we seem to have forgotten our rules of law, and have convicted and punished without validating the claims made. 

Our culture has changed. The prudent eras of the past morphed into a condition of anything goes sexually, and our language and fashion and media and entertainment reflects explicit language and acts as 'normal'. And the claim of a 'victim' now means the end of a life as it was known. An element of claiming to be a victim implies that one could not nip a budding abuse in the bud, and assert ones voice, a knee, a shove, escalating as needed to remind a potential abuser that you won't tolerate the disrespectful actions.

Anderson speaks truth: let's not let our interity be eroded by jerks! Speak up! Knee up!! And report in a timely fashion as needed. Get a good attorney who will defend your right to be without harassment of any kind.

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You too?

The challenges of getting a just resolution to a complaint of sexual harassment in the workplace are perceived by the victim/survivor as nearly insurmountable. The perceived power of the employer machine can make it seem best to just 'shut up and get over it'. That just doesn't work. The victim/survivor has been defiled and may have to face the harasser or others that may be aware to the crime frequently. Like salt in a wound, this increases the pain, and the 'survival' action seems to be just to leave the scene. Careers and be tossed in the junk heap, dreams of better life are dashed away.

Trouble is, this makes the harassment 'ok', and it makes likely further harassment on others. That makes the victim/survivor a sort-of accomplice, by silence alone.

The me-too movement has demonstrated the near-institutionalization of sexual harassment in certain fields: the Casting Couch, the and it's corollary in any industry is a means of minimizing the power and control of the individual and potentially threatening their future in a field of endeavor.

One group formed in Sacramento, California, called We Said Enough. Their website features many instances of harassment and abuse in the California State Capitol. The common theme is that speaking up has danger to future effectiveness and employment. It is a big price to pay for justice. https://www.wesaidenough.com/stories
As this site says, “We have endured, witnessed, or worked with people who have experienced some form of degrading behavior by those with power in our workplaces. They have groped us and touched us without our consent. They have made inappropriate comments about our bodies and our abilities. Insults and gross innuendo, frequently disguised as jokes, have undermined our professional positions and capabilities. They have made promises, or threats, about our jobs in exchange for our compliance, or our silence. They have leveraged their power and positions to treat us however they would like."

Harassment has been exposed all across the world:
In a case in India, the Prime Minister (Chief Justice) was criticized for how he handled a complaint of harassment by a District Judge (HC) who was up for appointment to a higher court. The inquiry into how the complaint was handled seemed itself to become a political, jurisdictional football. The accuser said in her complaint to the PM that she was not asked any questions on her allegations by any authority from the District Court (HC) or the Supreme Court (SC).

Cases have emerged in China, Egypt, Ecuador, Kenya and Pakistan … one international organization has raised the point that “we should not only recognize that the producer’s couch in L.A. can be a dangerous place, but also imagine what it is like on the factory floor in Cairo." http://time.com/5192406/metoo-international-womens-day-care/

The media have made a big splash of the high profile cases. Hey, it sells papers, draws attention to websites, sells advertising! But what about just YOU? Are YOU up to having your face splashed all over the place, continually reminding you of the abuse you have already suffered? The harasser is typically flanked and represented by others that appear to have greater power than the victim/survivor. It is critical to have someone speak FOR the victim/survivor, someone who can stand up to the powerful forces and not be intimidated.

While the governments of the world tackle the legislatve questions, each individual case deserves it's justice. Don't stand alone.


One of the best urban trails in the country - The American River Bike Trail

It’s so easy to forget about one of our region’s great treasures — the American River Bike Trail — or more properly, the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail, accessible from Discovery Park at the Garden Highway. The American River Bike Trail hugs the banks of the American River as it flows through riparian habitat preserved by the American River Parkway. The trail runs for 32 miles between Discovery Park in Old Sacramento and Folsom Lake's southwestern banks at Beal's Point.

The trail has been in the news for several reasons. The Jibboom Street Bridge, in Discovery Park, right on the edge of Old Sacramento, has been closed since they are repairing the 1931 bridge and it’s not scheduled to open until May 31. In 2017, there were safety concerns due to violence along the trail. Most of the activity happened in the first four or five miles where increasing numbers of homeless people were living. Sacramento Supervisors last August approved a $5 million plan to beef up patrols along the parkway and clean up homeless encampments after dozens of citizens packed the chambers. Sacramento is creating more options for homeless people. Mayor Steinberg hopes to keep open a winter triage warehouse that houses more than 250 people and create more centers.

This year on the trail, there is a regular presence of rangers. They even staff an information table handing out excellent free trail maps that mark phones, rest rooms, camp sites, picnic areas and vehicle access with parking. It is recommended to have a partner on the trail.

You feel like you are in wilderness much of the time. Along the trail we saw deer, turkey, squirrels, egrets and ducks — many bird species. Great horned owl and hawks are very visible in the just-leafing-out trees. In the past I have seen coyote, otters, salmon spawning and coveys of California quail. One year on March 31, pipevine swallowtail butterflies were in profusion along all 32 miles of the trail.

The Southern Maidu lived along that trail as long as 3,000 years ago. Jedidiah Smith was the first explorer to come over the mountains and reach California in 1827. He was impressed with the turbulence of the river and the grizzly. You’ll find the location of John Sutter’s grist mill.

Take advantage of one of the best urban trails in the country.

The two-lane trail is completely paved, with mile markers, trailside maps, water fountains, restrooms and telephones along the way. There are also plenty of places to stop to eat, rest or enjoy the scenery. Most of the trail is shaded and level, although the route does traverse some rolling terrain. Along the way you'll pass through several parks and swimming areas, as well as through the suburban enclaves of Sacramento.

About 2 miles of the trail is on-road in a designated bike lane. In addition, the popular trail is shared by many different users, including in-line skaters and equestrians.

Check out the dining options along the Garden Highway, like Chevy's and Pearl on the River after your ride.
  • Excerpted from the Davis Enterprise Column, Jean Jackman, At The Pond; and TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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