According to United States employment law, age is one of those things on which employers are not supposed to base their hiring, firing and promotion decisions. Unfortunately, every year, thousands of people find themselves victims of age discrimination -- many of whom may live in California. Is this an issue that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is taking seriously?
Are you one of the many California residents who are having or have had problems in the workplace? When an employment dispute occurs, it may seem easier to let it go and try to move on, but that is something you should not have to do. Depending on the issue at hand and the circumstances of your case, you may have legal recourse.
Google has been in the news a lot as of late. In 2018, employees walked out on the company over forced arbitration -- something it no longer requires. Now, the tech company is facing serious claims of harassment and retaliation, primarily from female staff members. Many of them recently shared their stories, and these stories may hit close to home with others in California who have, sadly, experienced the same thing at their places of work.
According to federal laws, employees in California and elsewhere have every right to take time off work for specific family and medical reasons. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows a person so many weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period. How much time one is allowed to take depends on the circumstances behind the leave request. In another state, several employees filed a complaint against their former employer, stating they were the victims of disability discrimination after being fired at the end of their FMLA time off. This case was recently settled.
All California residents who are employed -- no matter their field of employment -- should be able to do their jobs in environments that are free from harassment. Unfortunately, workplace harassment is a very real thing and something that many people put up with every single day. Those who do may have the right to take legal action against those responsible for the harassment and those who failed to do anything about it.
An individual in another state recently sued Burger King for withdrawing an offer of employment due to his disability. He won this fight, and the company has been ordered to pay him monetary damages, as well as ensure that their human resources department is up to date with accommodations allowed to disabled persons, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability discrimination is no joke, and anyone in California or elsewhere who believes that they are victims of it may, like this gentleman, take legal action against those responsible.
A woman who has worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for decades has recently filed a lawsuit against the DWP and four of her co-workers. She claims she has long been subjected to discrimination, harassment and retaliation because of her religion. Per federal and California fair employment laws, this individual is well within her rights to seek relief and compensation for any losses resulting from such behavior -- as is anyone else who has been dealing with similar issues.
When looking through employee guidelines, it is common to find information about what kind of hairstyles are permitted in the workplace. Long have employees been told to change their natural hair to fit a specific mold. In California, natural hair discrimination is no longer allowed.
Those who work in the state of California want to be treated fairly while on the job. When that does not happen, they want to believe that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will have their backs. According to a recently published article, that does not seem to be the case. What can one do when his or her EEOC claim gets tossed aside?
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.