Sexual harassment victims often face retaliation, termination

Many victims of sexual harassment are reluctant to come forward about their experiences because they fear that doing so may result in job loss or a hostile work environment, among other repercussions. Studies show that they have a reason to feel that way, with a high percentage of sexual harassment claimants experiencing unfavorable or unfair […]

How does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act protect you?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act or PDA provides you with protection against discrimination in the workplace when you are pregnant, explains the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It applies to hiring, pay, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits and all aspects of employment. Unfortunately, not all employers or supervisors honor the PDA and discrimination still occurs in […]

Reasonable accommodations and disability discrimination

If you are disabled or your spouse is struggling with a disability, make sure you have a firm understanding of employer obligations with respect to reasonable accommodations. Regrettably, many disabled workers’ rights are violated and some do not even recognize unlawful activity when it occurs. Disability discrimination creates various hardships for victims, from financial complications […]

Have you experienced sexual harassment?

California workers like you deserve safe work environments, free from harassment of all sorts. Many workplaces promise to protect you from these malicious and potentially dangerous behaviors. Unfortunately, not all of them follow through. Many workplaces do not offer true protection from harassment. This reflects in the amount of people who suffer from harassing behaviors […]

Age discrimination and young workers

Regardless of the field you work in, you need to remember that discrimination is a serious problem that impacts workers who belong to various ethnic, religious and age groups. Unfortunately, many workers over the age of 40 experience discrimination because they are older. In fact, there are a number of legal issues that young workers […]

What constitutes materially adverse actions?

When you engage in lawfully protected behavior like reporting workplace harassment or acting as a witness against illegal activity at work, it is possible someone at your workplace might retaliate against you. The purpose of such retaliation is more than just an act of spite. It is to deter other workers from engaging in similar […]

Sexual harassment victims often face retaliation, termination

Sexual harassment occurs in just about every industry across California and the United States, and research shows that many who experience it face additional hardships in the aftermath. A substantial percentage of sexual harassment victims report that they face retaliation or firing in the wake of reporting their allegations of harassment. According to the Mercury […]