No one wants to feel as if they're less than someone else simply because of their religion, gender or skin color. No one wants to think that their disability is impacting the way people view them or making it so they're not even considered for jobs.
Even though there have been several changes to California laws to ensure more protection from discrimination for LGBT workers over the years, not all workplaces have adapted to the new regulations comfortably. Some employers are still old fashioned while others don’t know how to respond to employee mistreatment accusations.
Recognizing when you're being shorted on your paychecks might not be simple, but it's something you should make sure you're checking every time you receive one. Whether it's a missing hour of pay or overtime that hasn't been paid, you shouldn't allow someone to take advantage of your time.
In an interesting report out of California, it's been noted that the California Department of Industrial Relations in Oakland's former head has been accused of gross misconduct including falsifying documents, referring to employees by racial background, age-related characteristic or ethnicity. In some cases, she's accused of attempting to find out who certain whistle blowers were in order to retaliate against them. The report didn't name the director or department, but the former director has been facing news coverage as a result of the investigation.
It’s frustrating that employers can’t always resolve sexual harassment claims in the workplace. This prolongs an already uncomfortable and difficult situation. This is when you may think about taking this above your employer and report your harassment directly to the state of California.
Imagine that your wife is badly injured in a car accident. You have two weeks of vacation that you can take from work, which allows you to be paid in full despite having to be away from the job. After that, though, you have no way to cover your losses. Worse than that is that you could lose your job if you miss too much time.
Sexual harassment is a problem in many workplaces across the United States, but it may be under-reported. People may choose not to report harassment because of fearing losing their jobs or being retaliated against, which would make doing their jobs much more difficult.