The Proper Way To Report Bullying At Work

The Proper Way To Report Bullying At Work  Approximately 2 in every 5 US workers admit to having been bullied. The figure is even bigger if you are among those who fail to report bullying incidents at work. A clear sign that you are being bullied at work, will involve a continuous experience that leaves […]

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A Complete Guide to Writing Hostile Workplace Complaint Letters

A Complete Guide to Writing Hostile Workplace Complaint Letters A hostile work workplace is one that intimidates employees with harassment, discrimination, abuse, threats, and other misconducts. Employees are legally entitled to work in safe and healthy environments. However, many are struggling with toxic workplaces every day. If you are a victim of a hostile work […]

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When to File a Discrimination Complaint to the EEOC

Types of EEOC Discrimination Complaints  The EEOC is the federal body approved by the US government to fight various forms of discrimination in the workplace, and address cases of discrimination made against those seeking jobs. But for what specific kinds of discrimination does the EEOC handle complaints? The types of discriminations which you should report […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Work Injury Reports

Everything You Need to Know About Work Injury Reports A work-related injury or illness occurs as a result of an event in the work environment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, private-sector employers reported 2.8 million non-fatal and 5,333 fatal work injuries.  If you have been injured at work, you should file a […]

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Anonymous Complaints of Harassment are not Being Investigated

Manager Ignored My Anonymous Complaint: What Now? Your manager sexually harassed you at work. Then, you filed an anonymous harassment complaint against the perpetrator but the complaint fell on deaf ears. Unfortunately, employers don’t always respond to anonymous complaints with timely investigations. Thus, it is crucial for you to understand how to use the law […]

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How to Write a Complaint Letter to a Company

How to Write a Complaint Letter to a Company the Easy Way Every employee is legally entitled to work in a safe and healthy atmosphere. Unfortunately, you may be a victim or witness of misconduct at some time in your career. This is when you should write a complaint letter to report any offense and […]

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Discrimination Complaint Process Explained

Discrimination Complaint Process Explained If you, or an employee in your workplace, has been a victim of discrimination by your manager, a customer, or a fellow employee; or you are a job seeker who has experienced discrimination while applying for a job, you should file a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Even […]

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A Complete Guide to Boss Reporting

Boss Reporting Done Right How do you deal with a bad boss? This is a question most employees will have to ask themselves at some point in their career. Although boss reporting might seem daunting, there will always be company policies and labor laws to protect you and your rights from a problematic supervisor. Unfortunately, even […]

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How to Write a Sample Discrimination Complaint Letter

Everything You Need to Know About Discrimination Complaint Letters Discrimination is unfair treatment based on a protected class, such as age, sex, race, and religion. The effects of discrimination reach far and wide and can hurt an individual’s mental/physical health, productivity, and more.  But how common is discrimination in the workplace? According to the Equal […]

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The Complete Guide On How To Report Bullying At Work

The Complete Guide On How To Report Bullying At Work Did you know that approximately 2 in every 5 US workers have been bullied? In reality, this number is even bigger if you consider those who fail to report bullying incidents at work. So how exactly do we define bullying? A clear sign that you […]

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How To Prepare And Submit An HR Incident Report

How To Prepare And Submit An HR Incident Report When incidents happen at your workplace, you are required, as a standard safety procedure, to report them to your boss or your HR department, even in tough situations, such as complaints against your boss. For some companies, this may mean strolling into your HR or employer’s […]

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How to Complain About a Coworker to Your Boss

How to Complain about a Coworker to Your Boss – Like a Boss Most workplaces are made up of a diverse group of people with different backgrounds and personalities, therefore, it’s guaranteed that you’ll face conflict at work. When the time arises, it’s important to know how to complain about a coworker to your boss. […]

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A Complete Guide to Writing Hostile Workplace Complaint Letters

A Complete Guide to Writing Hostile Workplace Complaint Letters A hostile workplace is one that intimidates employees with harassment, discrimination, abuse, threats, and other misconduct. Employees are legally entitled to work in safe and healthy environments. However, many are struggling with toxic workplaces every day. If you are a victim of a hostile work environment, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Employee Complaint Hotlines

What Are Employee Complaint Hotlines? An employee complaint hotline is a service that allows employees to report inappropriate or unethical behavior in the workplace. Rather than filing an official complaint about a coworker or a manager, many employees prefer to send in anonymous complaints through their company’s hotline service. All in all, if an employee […]

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How To File An Employee Incident Report of Inappropriate Behavior

Filing An Employee Incident Report of Inappropriate Behavior Dealing with workplace harassment is extremely difficult, but it’s worse when there’s no system in place that allows proper accountability. Employee incident reports of inappropriate behavior are complaints made by employees against disrespectful behavior or bullying they encounter in the workplace. And like most human resource reports, […]

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The Complete Guide to Reporting Unprofessional Behavior At Work

The Complete Guide to Reporting Unprofessional Behavior Unprofessional behavior is defined as inappropriate conduct, appearance, and ethics in the workplace. It can range from poor hygiene practices to discrimination and harassment.  Although 85% of employees know how to report unprofessional behavior, only 37% file formal complaints with Human Resources due to fear of potential retaliation […]

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Why Don’t Employees Report Misconduct At Work

Why Employees Do Not Report Observed Misconduct Employees can become witnesses to misconduct in the office, but whether they report it or not is another story. Some may fear that they could be excluded from team social activities, while others may think no one will believe their story anyway. This is especially true for those […]

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Fired for Making a Harassment Complaint – What Next?

Fired for a Harassment Complaint? Have you been fired for filing a harassment complaint?  Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who report discrimination or harassment. If you are a victim of retaliation, you can report your employer to the EEOC. In this article, we will help you understand if you were fired […]

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How to Deal with Complaining Employees

How to Deal With Chronic Complainers at Work If mishandled, employee complaints can turn an office environment toxic. Managers, Human Resources, and employees need to follow proper complaint procedures to make sure one dispute doesn’t damage company productivity or morale. This article will tell you everything you need to know about employee complaints. We will […]

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How to Handle the Coworker Who Complains About Everything

How to Handle the Coworker Who Always Complains We all have at least one coworker who complains about everything and never has anything positive to say. This can be emotionally draining, and all too often, lead to an uncomfortable, unproductive, and hostile work environment.  Many employees don’t know that the right way to air grievances […]

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How to Report Your Employer for Paying Under the Table

Turn the Tables by Reporting an Employer for Paying Under the Table Employees may want to be paid under the table because they don’t have to pay taxes on the money they earn. Likewise, employers pay workers under the table to:  Avoid paying payroll taxes  Save money by not providing employee benefits  Forego insurance liabilities […]

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A Guide to the Employee Complaint Procedure

The Employee Complaint Procedure Explained Addressing employee complaints promptly and effectively should be a priority for many companies. It allows management to improve workplace processes, boost employee morale, and avoid legal action. But what should you do if a company does not have an employee complaint procedure in place? In this article, we’ll explain what […]

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How to Make HR Complaints About Coworkers

How to Make HR Complaints about Coworkers Whether it’s a colleague who disrespects you or behaves inappropriately at work, there is a high chance that everyone will deal with a difficult coworker at some point in their career. Making HR complaints about coworkers is an important soft skill every professional should have to successfully handle […]

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Employer’s First Report of Injury for Workers’ Compensation

Filing an Employer’s First Report of Injury for Workers’ Compensation Have you been injured at work? Well, you should know that employers and insurance carriers are legally bound to provide compensation when an employee has a valid work-related accident.  The deadline to file a first report of injury varies by state, but it is always […]

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How to Report Drug Use at the Workplace

Reporting Substance Abuse in the Workplace Explained Employers and employees are both susceptible to the economic and health costs associated with problematic substance use in the workplace. According to the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), companies in the United States lose $100 billion a year due to alcohol and drug misuse by […]

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Investigating Employee Complaints Like A Pro

A Guide For Investigating Employee Complaints Working in HR seems like a fun role until it comes time to play private investigator, counselor, and disciplinarian. Employee complaints and HR reports come in complex varieties, so handling them correctly is extremely vital. Businesses and employers must conduct proper investigations when they receive employee complaints in order […]

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A Guide to Filing a Discrimination Complaint Against a Business

How to File a Discrimination Complaint Against a Business: A Quick Guide Those who are members of a protected class (e.g. race, age, gender, religion, or disability) are protected by anti-discrimination laws. If you believe a business establishment or “public space” has discriminated against you because of your membership in a protected class, you can […]

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Swiftly Address Employee Complaints Against Other Employees

Swiftly Address Employee Complaints Against Other Employees Employees complain about their coworkers for a variety of reasons. Some may only want to vent about a harmless but annoying aspect of their coworker, while others may voice a major accusation against a colleague. While all complaints should be taken seriously when they are first brought forward, […]

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How to Report Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: What It Is and What To Do Many employees experience verbal abuse in the office regularly. It’s already disturbing enough when you get verbally attacked by strangers, but it becomes even more demeaning when you hear it from someone you have to see everyday at work. In this article, we […]

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How to Spot and Report Fraudulent Checks

How To Spot and Report Fraudulent Checks Even in today’s digital society where electronic money transfers are prevalent, consumers and businesses may still prefer the supposed security of physical checks.  However, over 500,000 Americans fall prey to fraudulent check scams every year, with the average victim losing $1,200. This article will show you how to […]

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How to File Walmart Employee Complaints

A Guide to Filing Walmart Employee Complaints Walmart is one of the largest companies in the US. It’s also one of the most discussed companies within online forums like Reddit and Quora. One of the most common topics of discussion online is Walmart employee complaints. And it doesn’t stop there — even customers have their […]

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HR Complaints About Managers Made Simple

HR Complaints About Managers Made Simple A good Human Resources department is like a Swedish massage – calm, assuring, and stress-relieving. In contrast, bad leaders can be traumatic, disrespectful, and emotionally abusive.  Every employee is legally entitled to work in a safe and healthy workplace. This article will explain the steps you need to take […]

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Report Your Manager the Easy Way

Report Your Manager the Easy Way Millions of employees face abusive managers at work. They are targets of discriminatory comments, harassment, or threats, which leads to a decrease in productivity, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.  If you think you have been abused by your manager, you should understand that mistreatment is unacceptable in […]

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All About Reporting Racial Discrimination

All About Reporting Racial Discrimination Racism occurs when people are treated unfairly because of their skin color or ethnicity. Research shows that the workplace is one of the most common settings in which racial harassment takes place. If you believe that you are a victim or witness of racism at work, DoNotPay is here to […]

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Whistleblowers – Employees Who Report Unethical or Illegal Actions

Whistleblowers: Employees who Report Unethical or Illegal Actions In the workplace, employees who report unethical or illegal actions of their employers are referred to as whistleblowers. Although the Whistleblower Protection Act ensures protection for whistleblowers, these employees are often met with resistance and backlash as a result of them coming forth. This should not be […]

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All About Reporting Workplace Discrimination

Everything You Need to Know about Reporting Workplace Discrimination Before getting into the ins and outs of reporting workplace discrimination, we first need to know what exactly counts as discrimination. Discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employee is treated unfairly due to their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, skin color, or maternity status. […]

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Reporting a Manager to HR the Easy Way

Reporting Your Manager to HR without Losing Your Job Trying to figure out the process of reporting your manager to HR without losing your job should be considered an extreme sport. From inappropriate behavior to harassment and discrimination, employees all over the world know far too well the struggle of working in an uncomfortable environment. […]

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What Does a Formal Complaint Mean Exactly?

What Does a Formal Complaint Mean? To properly handle workplace issues, it’s important to know what exactly a formal complaint is. A formal complaint, also known as a grievance, is an official complaint made by an employee about misconduct by a coworker, manager, or workplace as a whole. A formal complaint is different from an […]

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What to Do If You Are in a Hostile Working Environment

Filing a Complaint Against Employer for a Hostile Work Environment Do you think you can recognize a hostile environment when you see one? It’s important to know that the phrase ‘hostile work environment’ is actually a legal term. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a hostile work environment is similar to harassment which […]

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How to File a Walgreens Employees’ Complaint

Filing Walgreens Employees’ Complaints Whether you work at Walgreens or simply love to shop there, there are different ways to file an employee complaint or provide feedback on your shopping experience. Walgreens has hit national headlines many times due to complaints made by its employees and class-action lawsuits filed by its customers. If you have […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Supervisor Incident Reports

Everything You Need to Know About Supervisor Incident Reports  Supervisors have many responsibilities, such as providing guidance, managing the workload, and rating the performance of their subordinates. They also have to file supervisor’s reports when incidents, including work-related injuries and illnesses, occur at the workplace.  In this article, we will explain the supervisor incident/accident reporting […]

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Report a Complaint Against an Employer for Not Paying Today

How to File a Complaint Against an Employer for Non-Payment in a Snap The workplace is home to a simple exchange. Employees work hard, and in return employers provide compensation. If employees don’t do their jobs, it’s simple—they get fired.  It gets more complicated when employers withhold pay. But it doesn’t have to be. DoNotPay […]

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How to Report Nepotism in the Workplace

The Safest Way to Report Nepotism in the Workplace Nepotism occurs when people in positions of power give preferential treatment to their relatives. This can be especially frustrating when it happens. But how can we stop it? DoNotPay provides an Anonymous HR Complaint tool you can use to report nepotism in the workplace. Filing a […]

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Age Discrimination Complaints Made Simple

Age Discrimination Complaints Made Simple Age discrimination occurs when people are treated unfairly because of their age. Ageism is more common than you think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 64% of workers have experienced or witnessed age discrimination. Directly complaining to HR about age discrimination can be intimidating. There’s always the threat of […]

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Employee Complaint Letter: Sample

Employee Complaint Letter: Sample We spend one-third of our lives at our jobs. If we experience a grievance at the office, especially a repeat offense, our lives will suffer.  Companies have Human Resources departments to field employee complaints. But filing an employee complaint to HR can result in unintended negative consequences for yourself. For example, […]

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A HR Complaint Was Filed Against Me: What Now?

HR Complaint Filed Against Me: What Now? Being the “person complained about” (PCA) at work is no laughing matter. This could have long-term repercussions for your career – your promotion opportunities, your reputation, and your means of living can be on the line. Nonetheless, there are always two sides to every story. So when you […]

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Reporting an Injury at Work: A Complete Timeline

How Long Do You Have to Report an Injury at Work  The first thing you have to do if you have been injured at work is to report your injury to your employer. The second step is to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, you should be aware of reporting deadlines because if you miss […]

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All About Reporting Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence: An Overview Every company handbook should outline the procedures for reporting workplace violence. It’s important to keep in mind that workplace violence can happen during or outside of work hours. This is why employers should empower employees to report an incident or notify the company about early warning signs of violence that they […]

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Whistleblower Complaint Declassified

Whistleblower Complaint Declassified: What You and Your Company can Learn In September 2019, the House Intelligence Committee released a complete text of the whistleblower complaint declassified. It contained information about the call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in July.  Although the incident happened amongst high-profile individuals in the White House, there […]

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The Right Way to File a Whistleblower Complaint

Filing a Whistleblower Complaint: Best Practices Just when you thought you did what was right by filing an employee complaint or reporting an employer’s illegal activities to HR, you end up digging a deeper hole. Did you know that you can protect yourself from retaliation by filing an OSHA whistleblower complaint? In this article, we […]

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How To File a Complaint Against an Employer For Wrongful Termination

How To File a Complaint Against an Employer For Wrongful Termination The Easy Way Wrongful termination otherwise known as illegal discharge, is a situation where an employee has been dismissed for an illegal reason, such as employment discrimination.  In the United States, there is no single law on wrongful termination. It is governed by state […]

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Write A Formal Complaint Letter About a Coworker

Write a Formal Complaint Letter About a Coworker in a Breeze In your corporate career, there is a chance that you may have to file a human resources complaint against a coworker. Filing a complaint at work is a very sensitive issue that needs to be handled carefully. The reason being is that any formal […]

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Complain About Your Boss Without Getting Fired

How To Complain About Your Boss Without Getting Fired  Making complaints at work can incur unexpected consequences, and it is one of the toughest decisions that an employee will ever face. It is particularly complicated when you have to file an employee complaint against your boss and not just a colleague. The fear of retaliation […]

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Do’s and Dont’s of Employee Incident Reports

What is an Employee Incident Report? An employee incident report documents problems in the workplace like physical accidents, harassment, and more. If you’re an employee, it’s important that you have a safe space to report your injuries without the fear of backlash from your employer. We’ll guide you through the process of writing a complete […]

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Employee Complaint Forms Explained

What’s an Employee Complaint Form? An employee complaint form should be present in every workplace. Like an employee incident report, employee complaint forms allow issues to be easily organized and addressed. Employee complaints are critical to the drafting of HR reports, which highlight staffing related matters. An employee complaint form enables employees to report their […]

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How To Report A Discrimination Complaint

Are You Being Discriminated Against? In this day and age, it’s shocking to hear about discrimination affecting the lives of our friends, families, and even our acquaintances. If you or someone you know has been blatantly or implicitly discriminated against, it may be difficult to fully comprehend – discrimination has a large impact on one’s […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Human Resources Reports

Human Resources Reports: An Explainer One of the many resources that help upper management make strategic decisions are human resources reports. These reports let your company monitor staff performance, attendance, employee turnover, and other important metrics — painting a clear picture of how much (or little) your workforce contributes to your organization’s success. In this […]

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How to Handle Employees’ Complaints the Right Way

Employees’ Complaints: A Complete Guide The ability to manage employees’ complaints correctly is important for every company. However, this is something HR professionals and business owners can find hard to navigate. On the other hand, employees may be hesitant or scared to file HR complaints because they’re just not sure what to expect. In this […]

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Sample Complaint Letter About Manager Behaviour

Draft a Complaint Letter About Manager Behaviour You deserve to be treated with respect and dignity in the workplace. When a manager displays inappropriate behavior towards an employee, you should not have to feel intimidated.  In this article, we’ll provide you with a sample complaint letter about manager behavior that you can submit to HR. […]

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Report an Employer for Unfair Treatment the Easy Way

How to Report an Employer for Unfair Treatment Unfair treatment at work comes in the form of discrimination against your gender, race, religious beliefs, age, sexual orientation, or disability. If your rights are being violated in the workplace, you can and should report your employer for unfair treatment. In this article, we’ll walk you through […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Human Resources Complaints

Human Resources Complaints: A Complete Guide When things become uncomfortable or unsafe in the office, situations can become complicated fast — unless you file a human resources complaint. Going to your HR department can be awkward and scary. There may be a possibility of making things worse with co-workers and even facing retaliation from your […]

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