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Does online harassment count as workplace harassment?

Your workplace is quiet, civil and organized. People don't even talk to each other all that much, just nodding to say hello on the way through the rows of desks. If someone stood in the hall and watched you work, they'd see very minimal interaction, and what they did see would appear normal and even friendly.

5 signs of gender discrimination in the workplace

In today's world, most employers aren't going to obviously discriminate against you based on your gender. It's not that insults and cutting remarks never happen, but most people understand that gender discrimination is illegal, they know the ramifications, and they tone it down compared to previous generations of workers.

With the new school year comes the risk of sports coaches abuse

You probably encourage your child to perform well academically, develop social skills and participate in extracurricular activities. For many middle school and high school students, sports can play a major role in developing teamwork skills and physical health. Most of the time, participating in sports is a healthy, even enjoyable practice for teens. Sometimes, however, sports can become a source of abuse, bullying and even permanent physical damage.

Temporary foster care placement can result in lifelong issues

Maybe it was an ugly divorce where the accusations and rhetoric left a judge concerned about your kids. Maybe there was a misunderstanding about the cause of a bruise or a broken bone. Whatever happened, you found yourself involved with the Children's Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services. Your children got temporarily removed from your custody and placed in foster care during the investigation.

4 signs your child might be getting bullied at school

When you send your child to school in Kansas City, you expect the teachers and administration to do what is necessary to keep her safe. There are strict policies about who can and cannot enter campus, dress code policies, attendance policies, plus many more that administrators have designed to promote a safe and productive learning environment. However, one of the major issues that seems to often go unaddressed is how the children treat each other, both on and off campus.

Should I accept a severance package?

Sometimes, an employer may offer you a severance package when he or she terminates your employment. While we've all heard of the company executive who accepts the golden parachute and comfortably lands on his or her feet, not all severance packages are that generous or even beneficial. Just because you received an offer of a severance package doesn't mean that you should definitely take it.

Was your child sexually abused at camp or in sports?

Most parents enroll their children in summer camp or extracurricular activities to help improve their social skills and encourage active bodies and minds. Most of the time, children benefit greatly from having unique and engaging experiences at sleepaway camp or training their bodies for the rigors of competitive sports.