Imagine you've been going to the same office and working in the same job for the last 20 years. You have been comfortable in your position all of these years as it has provided you with a steady and reliable income, plenty of vacation time and nice benefits. The problem is, even though you have impeccably performed your job duties, you were recently terminated from your job without warning, and you suspect it that you may have suffered from wrongful termination.
While many bosses and CEOs like to believe their workplaces are fair for everyone, the reality tells a much different story. California-based company Riot Games recently faced a lawsuit accusing the company of gender-based discrimination in pay and how male employees treated women as a whole.
It's clear that sexual harassment continues to be a rampant problem throughout California workplaces. It's also clear that sexual harassment prevention training doesn't serve to eradicate this unconscionable behavior since most large organizations have developed educational programs yet the problem persists. However, there's one anti-sexual harassment tool could radically improve the situation: climate surveys.
When you are an employee in the working environment, you have the legal right to a workplace that is not hostile. This means that you should be able to feel free to concentrate on your work without feeling threatened, embarrassed or uncomfortable.
Most people are familiar with anti-discrimination laws regarding those with disabilities, such as being in a wheelchair or being deaf. Because physical disabilities tend to be visible or more concrete, it can be easier for employers to determine how to accommodate employees.
All workers in the United States have the right to a safe working environment. This right is in place regardless of whether you work in a corporate office or on a construction site. As an employee, you also have the right to speak up if you believe certain conditions in the workplace pose a danger to yourself or others.
With ever-advancing technology, it is now possible to know a great deal about your own genetic information. This can give insights into the likelihood of developing certain diseases in the future. While this information can be very helpful when it comes to planning your lifestyle and health care, such information may be interpreted differently by employers.