Federal and state labor laws protect Los Angeles workers, but many employees still hesitate to file complaints or take actions. No one wants to make trouble at work. Losing a paycheck is too risky for many workers.
However, employers who get away with harassment and discrimination aren't going to stop as long as employees accept the status quo. Employers are aware of employment laws they're expected to follow, but some companies ignore them. Failing to report misconduct and illegal activities is like giving employers permission abuse workers as they please.