gender discrimination Archives

When sexual harassment is denied

In recent weeks, we have gone over different issues related to sexual harassment on our blog. This is important because not only is sexual harassment far too rampant, but it has been receiving a lot of attention in the media recently and this is an excellent time to discuss and address this violation. Unfortunately, some people sexually harass others and are not aware that their actions were against the law. In other instances, a violator may be fully aware that the law was broken but refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. Under all circumstances, sexual harassment that occurs in work spaces anywhere in the state of California should not go unpunished.

The impact of pregnancy discrimination

People encounter a myriad of forms of discrimination in the workplace. In certain instances, a person might not even realize that they were discriminated against over a matter that is protected. For example, someone may know that racial discrimination is against the law, but have no idea that it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on their pregnancy status. Moreover, people may not be aware that certain types of behaviors that may be considered relatively harmless could also constitute a violation of employment law or be unsure of what to do when their rights as an employee are violated.

Examining the consequences of gender discrimination

Gender discrimination happens at an alarming rate, even with increased attention in recent years. Sadly, some people are subjected to this form of unlawful treatment and they are not even aware that the behavior constituted gender discrimination and was against the law. If you have dealt with this discrimination, or are unsure if your employer or manager discriminated against you on the basis of your gender, it is critical to take a firm stance and go over your rights. Unfortunately, gender discrimination can carry a plethora of consequences.

Workplace Halloween parties and sexual harassment

In a recent blog post, we took a look at some of the different examples of sexual harassment. However, we would like to continue the discussion on this form of unlawful workplace activity and draw more attention to the different ways it may manifest on job sites and work spaces across California. For example, someone may be sexually harassed at a workplace party. If you think that you were subjected to this harassment at a recent Halloween party, you should not be silenced or feel as if the behavior was less of a problem simply because it occurred during a celebration.

What constitutes sexual harassment?

Recently, a considerable amount of media attention has focused on sexual harassment in light of highly-publicized accusations. However, it is essential to keep in mind that this problem affects workers from a variety of backgrounds across many different industries. If someone has sexually harassed you at your place of work, or you have witnessed someone being subjected to this employee rights violation, it is critical to take action promptly. Sadly, even with raised awareness and harsh penalties, sexual harassment and various types of gender discrimination remain a serious problem for workers in Los Angeles, and throughout California.

Google sued for gender discrimination

When you type "employment law" into Google, you will get millions and millions of search results. At least a few of those results will link to news articles about a recent gender discrimination lawsuit filed by three former Google employees in a California courtroom against the technology behemoth.

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