Many people are talking about the problem of sexual assault against women in Hollywood. However, gender discrimination is a major problem in the tech industry, as evidenced by recent research conducted by Pew Research Center. Some of the issues that greatly affect women in the tech industry include:
Workplace discrimination against people with disabilities can be subtle, and it can take many forms. It can make staying in your job unbearable. Your rights are protected by law.
Age discrimination is real. In fact, according to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, 20,857 claims alleging discrimination based on age were filed in 2016. While employers are not generally allowed to hire, promote, fire, or determine an employee’s compensation or benefits based on age, it can be hard to determine whether specific actions were the result of discrimination due to that factor or by the belief that another candidate has more appropriate skills or are better equipped to perform a job.
Everything can be going perfectly at work, when suddenly a coworker says something that stops you in your tracks. The comment might be blatantly sexist or racist, or it might be harder to tell exactly why it makes you uncomfortable - but you know it does. How do you respond?
If you are a California worker with a qualifying physical or mental disability, you have many different laws on your side. You are protected in certain important ways by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other laws.
Many victims of sexual harassment are reluctant to step forward. You may feel like you’re the only one facing such a difficult employment situation, and it’s intimidating to confront injustice alone.
You’re smart. You’re hard-working. You’re dedicated … and yet your career has inexplicably stalled. You keep getting passed over for promotions and executive roles, no matter your qualifications or record of contributions to the company. What’s going on?
Some people like to think that gender discrimination is a relic of the ancient past. However you don’t have to look too hard or too far to find strong evidence to the contrary.
In today’s economy, more and more employees are finding it next to impossible to retire. The costs associated with health care, housing and other necessities of life mean that many men and women are forced to remain in the workforce long past the traditional retirement age of 65.
At one time or another, most employees have questions about meal breaks. Is it a right or a privilege? What happens if the company refuses to provide lunch breaks? Are meal times supposed to be paid or unpaid?