There are many people living in California who have come here from other countries looking for a better life. Unfortunately, a lot of them find that they are not treated fairly in the workplace, particularly when it comes to their employment compensation. In recent years, numerous caregivers in the state have come forward with complaints of being victims of wage and hour violations. Some have won their cases, leaving their employers responsible for issuing back pay and having to pay fines for various workplace offenses.
Employees across industries in California want to trust that their company has their best interests in mind. They understand that turning a profit is part of any business, although there are certain industries where workers feel coerced into working overtime with no extra pay. The video game development industry is reportedly a perfect example of this. One large company, Riot Games, is now facing an employment contract dispute over what former employees say was unfair treatment, and workers are wondering if unionizing will prevent this kind of abuse of power.
Three women in another state recently filed legal claims against Amazon for poor treatment in the workplace. These women claim to be victims of racial and religious discrimination. They also claim that reporting the discrimination resulted in retaliation in the workplace. Whether one resides in California or elsewhere, if discrimination of any form is happening at one's place of work, one may have legal recourse.
California residents often put up with a lot for the sake of their careers. If asked to sign an employment contract, down the line you may find yourself needing to get out of it or dealing with a breach of contract issue -- among other things. You may think that litigation is in your future, but when dealing with an employment contract dispute, alternative methods to resolve it may be available to you.
Many women in California and around the country find themselves being passed over for promotions at work because they have children, while men -- also with children -- are given the positions that their female counterparts are more qualified to take. Despite advancements women have made to be treated fairly, gender-related employment discrimination is, unfortunately, very real and still a big issue today. In fact, a story was recently published about a woman who worked for PayPal for almost 12 years before being fired after filing a discrimination complaint with her employer. She believes that she is a victim of gender discrimination and has filed a lawsuit against PayPal.