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Workplace Discrimination Archives

The chronology of an EEOC discrimination complaint

If you're facing a discrimination problem at your California workplace, you may need to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to gain traction to resolve the issue. Let's take a look at the process of filing an EEOC discrimination complaint.

Were you the victim of pregnancy discrimination?

Sometimes a California worker plans on getting pregnant, and sometimes the pregnancy comes as a complete surprise. Regardless how you became pregnant, though, California state and U.S. federal laws protect you from being discriminated against by your employer due to your reproductive status.

7 questions you must ask yourself if you think you are the victim of workplace discrimination

Despite the fact that both federal and California law prohibit various types of workplace discrimination, it still happens far too often. In some cases, employers will even use company reorganizations or reductions-in-force as an excuse when they illegally fire workers for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons.

Company Downsizing Is No Excuse For Illegal Workplace Discrimination

Even though there are various laws in place to prevent such actions, some California employers have been known to use company reorganizations and reductions-in-force (RIF) as an excuse to illegally discriminate against employees.

Age discrimination is a growing problem in California tech sector

California's technology industry has been around for a very long time, and now with the baby-boomer generation approaching retirement and the next generation passing 50, many in technology's workforce are getting gray. However, as we all know, employers -- especially the largest corporations -- are less loyal to their longstanding employees than ever, and some are claiming that the biggest tech firms are promoting ageist hiring and firing policies.

It can be hard to prove racial discrimination

If you were fired and you think it was racially motivated, you're probably outraged, and with good reason. You know that race is a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. You know that firing a person based on race is illegal. Not only are you out of your job and without a paycheck, but you feel that you've been put in that position illegally.

Are you taking the right steps for a friendly workplace?

While your employer bears a lot of the responsibility for creating and encouraging an appropriate, safe and harassment-free workplace, there are things you can do to contribute. When everyone on a team puts in the effort to make the workplace more friendly and appropriate, the risks of harassment and discrimination can be reduced.

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