If you're a homosexual worker living and working in the state of California, you're in luck. Our state is one of the ones that offers protections to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community from workplace discrimination. This is important because, under federal law, homosexuals cannot receive any workplace protections relating to discrimination on the basis of their sexual preferences. Furthermore, there are many states across the nation that offer no such protections to workers.
No one expects – in this modern age – to be victimized by employment-related discrimination. Whether you are a minority, a person with a disability, a woman or a person who belongs to a certain religion, you probably expect that your employer will respect current laws and treat you equally and respectfully. However, employment-related discrimination continues to be a problem in the United States and anyone, even a white male, could become a victim.
We've all heard stories from friends about the strange and unfair things that have happened to them "on the job." Maybe some odd things have happened to you as well, but it's doubtful that anything can top the following unusual reasons for being fired that have made their way into the news in recent years.
Have you been looking around your office and noticing fewer and fewer older workers? Maybe all the workers at your office over the age of 40 have been disappearing and a new, younger generation -- who are willing to accept lower pay for the same kind of work – are coming in to replace them. It could be that your employer is engaging in the unlawful practice of age discrimination.
Gender equality is not only important for the happiness of workers in a business, it's also the law. Women and men must receive equal pay and opportunity at California businesses. However, building gender equality into a workplace culture could present a challenge for some business owners.
Women are protected against pregnancy discrimination in California workplaces. This means that if you get pregnant, you don't have to fear for your job, and you don't have to put up with any kind of harassing comments.
It's hard to handle a job that comes with discrimination or harassment. You want to be accepted and appreciated for the work you do, not worried about if your skin color or the religion you practice is affecting others' opinions.
With the rise of computers, the Internet and smartphones, online sexual harassment is becoming more and more common by the year. This is a kind of sexual harassment that doesn't happen in-person. Instead, it happens between two people via Internet communication channels like social media and email. Let's look at a few important facts pertaining to this insidious and common form of abuse.
The television journalist Charlie Rose has been accused by eight women of sexual harassment. All of the women worked with Rose at PBS during his career at as a renowned interviewer there. According to the women, Rose groped them, disrobed in front of them and made unwanted sexual advances. According to one of the women, Rose touched her inappropriately while whispering sexually in her ear at a company event.
Countless women are sexually harassed in California at their workplaces. In fact, this behavior is so common that many women simply try to ignore it and hope that it goes away. The problem is that it usually never goes away and only gets worse.