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Agency Helps Those Affected by Sexual Harassment at Work

Workplace sexual harassment occurs in many industries, not just entertainment and government. But we rarely, if ever, hear about cases in the Quad Cities where bosses, supervisors and employees have subjected their co-workers to abuse, ranging from unwanted comments to sexual assault. Michelle O'Neill talks with two Family Resources employees who work with people who've been targets of sexual harassment at their jobs in the Quad Cities.

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A local trial attorney has seen attitudes about workplace sexual harassment change a lot over 30 years. 

But Leanne Tyler of Bettendorf says fear and legal settlements continue to silence victims in the office, factory, store, classroom, hospital, and other places.

Michelle O'Neill reports Tyler has represented clients in the Quad Cities who took their employers to court to fight for their rights.

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OK, let's go back to that moment when two women confronted Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator on Capitol Hill about the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

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