No matter where you are in the United States, you may deal with discrimination if you're part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. While your rights may have come a long way, there is still some distance to go, especially in the workplace.
If there is one thing that can make a workplace feel hostile, it's discrimination. Workplace discrimination is harmful because workers are made to feel like they don't belong.
Discrimination is defined as treating someone unjustly or with prejudice as a result of their differences. By law, discrimination against certain groups of people is illegal. These laws aim to protect vulnerable groups and encourage equality when employers hire, promote or terminate employees.
California is known for its stance on discrimination. It's one of the states with the harshest penalties for employers and benefits for employees.
There is no reason for people to face discrimination in 2019, yet it happens every day. Whether you're in California or across the country, you have the potential to face discrimination as a person of color, due to your gender, because of your religion or due to other reasons.
Discrimination is the one thing that can catch anyone off-guard at work. Whether you're Asian, White, Black, Hispanic or another minority, discrimination can affect you. You might be discriminated against for being female, male or for your gender preferences. Essentially, all people have the potential to be discriminated against.
One thing that has been a problem in some workplaces is a kind of discrimination against hair. When it comes down to it, the hair isn't the problem. The problem is that some employers are racist, asking people of other races to change their hair from a natural form to something that they believe is more appropriate (with no justification for believing this).
It's not often you hear about judges fighting against the state, but in a case in California, that's exactly what's happening. A lawsuit filed by retired judges in California alleges that the state discriminated against them based on their ages.
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.
National news was made when the United States Women's National team filed a lawsuit accusing the United States Soccer Federation of violations of equal pay alongside gender discrimination. The USWNT claims that the USSF hasn't provided adequate payments for the accomplishments of the team and has neglected its team in favor of the men's soccer team.