Discrimination in the workplace is very much alive and well today. Laws are in place to protect individuals who have been subjected to employment discrimination, yet aside from asking upper management to step in to fix the issue, many people fail to seek outside assistance with dealing with it. The good news is, California residents and those residing in other states who believe that they are victims of any sort of employment discrimination may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. An experienced employment law attorney can help with that.
Several workers at a UPS warehouse in another state have filed legal claims against the company for its failure to take action when reports of racial abuse were made. Discrimination in any of its forms is unacceptable in any work environment here in California or elsewhere. All employees have the right to enjoy an employment experience free from harassment and abuse. The accusations made in this particular case are quite disturbing. Anyone experiencing the same thing should know that it is not something that they have to live with.
Up until recently, Google has used arbitration to handle internal company issues. This practice was required per employee contracts. Just recently, this practice was ended. When an employment dispute arises, Google employees in California and elsewhere now have the ability to turn to litigation for resolution.
A cancer diagnosis can come out of nowhere. Some people feel fine and have no symptoms, while others have symptoms that something is not right, but cancer was the last thing on their minds. In any case, receiving a cancer diagnosis is a shock, and going through the treatments can wreak havoc on one's personal and professional life. Working while being treated for cancer is possible, but some California residents may find that they are victims of discrimination in the workplace during this already very difficult time their lives.
California residents who feel that they are victims of discrimination at their places of work may believe that the best thing they can do is find somewhere else to work. No one should have to stick around that kind of environment. While moving on certainly is an option, so is holding one's employer accountable for what is going on in one's company. Anyone who wishes to do this may file an EEOC claim and an accompanying civil suit.
When an individual has a disability, his or her employer is required to allow accommodations for that disability. Refusal to do so goes against the American with Disabilities Act. Firing an employee because he or she requested certain accommodations is also not okay. Any California resident who has been wrongfully terminated or refused disability accommodations may file an EEOC claim to seek compensation for his or her losses.
California laws and federal laws protect employees from unfair and discriminatory treatment in the workplace and in any hiring practices. Unfortunately, inappropriate treatment still happens, as demonstrated by a recent complaint from a California employee of Samsung. This worker claims he experienced employment discrimination on the basis of his religion when interviewing for a position.
Employees who have been with companies for a long period of time should feel valued by their employers. Their on-the-job experience and knowledge should be considered as assets. Unfortunately, there are some workers in California and elsewhere in the country who believe their ages have made them the victims of a type of employment discrimination. Age discrimination lawsuits have been filed when it is suspected that older employees are losing their jobs to younger workers.
For couples in California and elsewhere around the country, becoming a parent is a major life event. While celebrating a birth or adoption and adjusting to life with a newborn, working parents have to concern themselves with leave policies at their places of employment. While companies have always varied widely on the amount of leave provided, societal changes have now sparked debate on how policies are actually administered. In fact, accusations of employment discrimination are occurring more frequently as traditional stereotypes of caregiving are challenged.
A man in another state recently claimed that he was mistreated at work on the basis of his age. He has therefore filed a lawsuit against his former employer, a health system. Likewise, any employees in California who believe that they have experienced age-based employment discrimination can seek justice through the civil court system.