The two female Google employees responsible for staging the 20,000-worker walkout on the company back in November distributed a letter to co-workers this past Monday. Their April 22 letter outlines how both were demoted after organizing the walk that challenged Google's handling of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Workplace discrimination is not just a possibility after an employer hires you. It can take place during your job search. You may even be a victim of discrimination during a job interview.
A lawsuit was filed against the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) on April 8. In that filing, four of the bus company's employees announced that they were suing their employer for pregnancy discrimination.
For many mothers, breastfeeding is the only way they want to feed their children. Unfortunately, reports have found that they face a lot of discrimination over this decision.
In an ideal professional environment, employers reward team members for years of long-term service and loyalty. In some workplaces, this is, unfortunately, not the case. It is not uncommon for older employees to experience discrimination because of their age.
When you accept a job offer, you typically sign a contract outlining the terms and conditions of your employment. Employment contracts may also include language related to your potential termination, including any benefits you're entitled to if the time comes.
It is a sad reality that gender bias plays a significant role in the workplace. Implicit bias refers to an unconscious tendency to favor something over another – in this case, favoring men above women. Even if a company does not have an issue with explicit sexism or discrimination, it can still be a restrictive and harmful environment for female employees.