Category: Discrimination

Is Gender Discrimination Illegal in California?

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In California, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an individual on the basis of sex or gender. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects individuals, mandating that an employer cannot discriminate against anyone based on sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. What Does Gender Discrimination Look Like? Gender discrimination…


Survey Finds 40% of Female Fast-Food Workers Face Sexual Harassment, Including Hostile Work Environments

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In the same week that a union filed sexual harassment complaints against McDonald’s on behalf of 15 workers, a Washington, D.C.-based research firm released the results from a survey regarding fast-food workers. The survey indicated that 40% of female fast-food workers reported having been sexually harassed on the job. The survey, which included polling more…



Can You Be Demoted at Work During a Pregnancy?

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Pregnancy can be one of the most wonderful occasions of life for those who are expecting and their families. But businesses and supervisors unfortunately don’t always see it that way, with one famous CEO infamously saying that pregnancy is “certainly an inconvenience for business.” Pregnancy admittedly can have an impact on your productivity at your…


Can I Sue for Being Bullied in the Workplace?

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Most of us probably witnessed bullying while growing up in school. We probably all thought that it would end when we moved on into the workplace. But it doesn’t. And some of the worst bullying we may ever face can be in the workplace. As with other types of bullying, workplace bullying can take the…