Discrimination is a problem that you can see all over the United States, but it recently drew attention when the Los Angeles Sparks were accused of sexual discrimination. According to the news, the Los Angeles Sparks' former general manager has taken steps to sue the Women's National Basketball Association team.
Discrimination is never allowed in the workplace, and it's something that you can stand up against in yours. According to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the law protects people like yourself from illegal discrimination and harassment. This could include discrimination based on any number of factors such as your actual or perceived:
Discrimination can happen for many reasons. Some people discriminate because they think that one culture is dirtier than another, for example. Another might discriminate because they have been taught that one race is smarter than the other.
There is no place for discrimination in any workplace. It is very hard to deal with discrimination when it affects your everyday environment. Whether you're a Black American struggling because of racism in your workplace, or you're a Muslim who is just trying to get through the day without negative interactions with clients, you deserve to know your legal rights.
Approximately 1,000 past and current female employees of Riot Games are set to recover a portion of the $10M Riot agreed to pay as part of a settlement in a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination. The employees and Riot have agreed to the settlement and it currently awaits court approval.
If you enjoy playing games, then you may have heard of Riot Games in the past. The company makes the popular League of Legends and is owned by Tencent, a Chinese technology firm. Interestingly, Riot Games has been sued and now agreed to pay out at least $10 million to women who worked there over the last five years. This is all the result of a gender-discrimination lawsuit.
Resident in California and elsewhere presume that they will be treated fairly in the workplace. While many employees often enjoy this, the unfortunate reality is that some employers mistreat certain employees based on protected characteristics, such as their race, age or gender.
Pregnancy can be an exciting time for many California residents, as they eagerly anticipate the newest addition to their family. However, many workers fear telling their employer that they are expecting a child, due to the number of stories we hear relating to pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.
Every winter holiday season for several years has erupted into a cultural war between advocates of "Merry Christmas" and those who back "Happy Holidays," instead. The reality, however, is that the winter months have major holidays in them for many of the world's religions -- and you shouldn't have to face religious discrimination at work if you don't happen to share the same faith as your employers or co-workers.
Assembly 51, a new bill, was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom this October in an effort to discourage harassment and discrimination in the workplace. In the past, many companies would force employees to give up their right to sue their employer in certain cases and instead require third-party arbitration. However, the new bill puts an end to forced arbitration, thereby allowing employees to bring claims against their employers.