Do you wake up every workday morning raring to start the day and go to your California job? Or do you dread the thought of one more go-round of negativity from your boss or one of your co-workers? No one expects his/her workplace to be ideal, but likewise, no one expects to be emotionally abused while at work.
Workers in California and across the United States are entitled to certain working conditions, including a safe work environment free from harassment and discrimination. When people feel as though they have been the recipient of discrimination and harassment, they may file a claim against the company.
Sexual harassment is a widespread issue across all industries. If you are a woman who is bearing the brunt of inappropriate behavior at work, you may have no idea what to do. While you want the harassment to stop, it can be confusing and intimidating to take action.
When most California employees go to their jobs, they are not wondering whether the company will pay them or treat them fairly. Pay for completed work and fair treatment of employees are routine aspects of life in the U.S. labor force. It was not always so, though, and a look back to the establishment of the Fair Labor Standards Act will provide some perspective.
When your employer hires you as an employee in the company, you have certain rights and are protected under the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. One of these rights involves protection against employer retaliation, which is the most frequently alleged type of discrimination given by workers in California and across the nation. It is important that you understand your rights and know what to do if you feel you have been victimized employer retaliation.