The amount of unfair treatment to which employees in California are exposed is unacceptable. Sadly, it is the same throughout the United States. While many employers are fair and diligent, all too many remain who are unable to show any respect to their employees. Some go as far as to criticize them for personal characteristics such as their appearance or even their gender.
Discrimination of any variety should not be tolerated. However, sometimes it is harder to spot than you might think. It is important to be aware of others in your place of work, both to protect those receiving unfair treatment and to confront those instigating the problem. Individuals may be targeted for any number of traits, ranging from their race or ancestry to their age, gender, or sexual orientation.
As this article on California law explains, others may be singled out for their marital status or even for a disability. Whatever the case, employers should not tolerate such misconduct and nor, should you? Your employer has a duty to protect his or her staff. Furthermore, if over 50 are employed, the employer is expected to supply them with training for the prevention of sexual harassment.
If you suspect that someone in your place of work is experiencing discrimination, you should report the matter immediately. Similarly, if you experience discrimination, you might benefit from the support of a discrimination attorney. He or she can advise you about what to do next and might be able to assist you if you choose to file a lawsuit.
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.