Employment discrimination can turn a potentially fantastic job into a nightmare. That's one of the reasons that it's so important for everyone to report when there's a problem on the job. Whether you see a female coworker face discrimination, or you're passed over for a promotion because of a disability, you need to point out when something seems wrong.
Employment discrimination sadly occurs often in the United States. From an employer who passes over a potential hire due to their old age to an employer who refuses to hire people who appear Mexican, there are extremely discriminatory tactics that are used regularly.
News out of Los Angeles may not be surprising to some people, but it is turning into national news. LGBT officers have claimed that they have faced significant discrimination in the workplace, sometimes being harassed or threatened. Now, they're suing as a result of all they've been through.
Have you ever seen a company saying they want to hire a "digital native" in an employment ad? Have you wondered exactly what they meant?
Employment discrimination can come in many forms. Some of these are easy to spot, but others are much more elusive. Some are so elusive that it can be difficult for victims to know if discrimination is happening or if they are imagining things. Anyone can be the victim of employment discrimination in California, including women who are expecting a baby.
Discrimination in the workplace is still present today even though there are laws in place to fight it in California. Discrimination against potential employees and employees for their sex, race, ethnicity, origin, age, disability, if you have children, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or any other physical feature is illegal. So, how can you spot discrimination in the workplace?