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.
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.
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.
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.
An unfortunate perspective continues to persist in the United States, and it is even believed by many employers and workers. It's the idea that gender discrimination is a "myth." It's the idea that on-the-job sexism isn't real.
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.
In California, one restaurant owner is trying to make it easier for transgender individuals to get jobs. She is trans herself, so she knows how hard it can be.
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.
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.
August is Don't Be a Bully Month, and we thought it was a great time to discuss bullying in the workplace. Often, people talk about bullying in the context of children and teens, but this type of behavior can happen as we get older. In some cases, workplace bullying even steps into the bounds of sexual harassment or discrimination, and those are very serious legal matters.