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Prominent biologist resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Throughout the #metoo movement many people in California have been accused of sexually harassment. Some were more surprising than others, but what the movement has demonstrated is that sexual harassment is prevalent in workplaces throughout the state. The harassment was not limited to just certain industries or types of work. People in entertainment received the most publicity, but the government was exposed, the tech industry and many others as well.

Transgender workers face many obstacles in the workplace

People's gender, gender identification, race, age does not affect their ability to do their jobs in California. However, despite this fact, there are many employers who seem to think it does and discriminate against various classes of individuals based on this belief. This is illegal though and there many different laws protecting employees from discrimination. These laws include transgender individuals as well, which is a group that faces gender harassment, discrimination and high unemployment rates.

Types of compensation victims of sex discrimination may receive

It is important for all employees in California to be treated equally in the workplace. There are even many laws that are in place to force companies to treat all their employees equally. Despite these laws though there are many employees who are discriminated against and one class of employees who have been discriminated against for a long time is women. This discrimination comes in the form of not being promoted to top positions in the company, less pay, sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination.

What are employers allowed to ask regarding gender identity?

Most employers know that they are not allowed to discriminate against their employees for many different characteristics. These include their race, age, sex, national origin, disability and for many other reasons. However, recently there has new guidance on transgender discrimination against transgender employees and those with different gender identification. Many employers may also have certain biases against them or simply not understand. Therefore, many employers may discriminate against these employees.

Uber sued by former employee for sexual harassment

There have been many companies who have recently been sued for sexual harassment as the #metoo movement has grown. This movement not only seeks to punish those who have allowed sexual harassment in the workplace in the past, but also change the culture in the workplace where that type of behavior was common. However, in order to force change one usually has to hold the company accountable through lawsuits.

Rules employers must follow for breastfeeding mothers

Most job tasks in California can be done by both women and men. Therefore, it is illegal to discriminate by treating one gender better than the other. However, there are certain things that are unique to women alone. Women are the only gender who can become pregnant, which has long been an issue for employers and sometimes discriminate against them because of these perceived problems. Another thing that is unique to women, which stems from the pregnancy, is that they are the only gender who can produce breastmilk for babies.

According to statistics pregnancy discrimination still prevalent

There are many women in the workforce in California and the challenges they face have been in the spotlight recently. Many women have spoken out about the sexual harassment they have endured, the pay gap between men and women and other forms of discrimination. One that has not been spoken about quite as much though is pregnancy discrimination. Being pregnant is a very natural part of life and there are laws which prohibit employers from discriminating women who are pregnant.

Major biomedical research institute accused of sex discrimination

It can take a long time for some societal norms to change in California. One of these is sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace. There have been laws prohibiting both practices for a long time now, but the practices are still relatively common. Both practices have also been in the spotlight recently as well and many prominent individuals, companies and politicians have come under fire for it. More and more companies continue to be accused as well.

The negative effects of gender discrimination in the workplace

There are many factors that go into why companies in California make decisions regarding hiring, pay, promotions and other aspects of the job. For the most part it is based on a workers job performance or credentials, but sometimes other factors are used instead. This could be that the supervisor is giving a favor to a family member or friend or other reasons such as gender discrimination. Neither of these are fair ways of making decisions, but only discrimination is illegal.

Court rules that women's past salaries in determining new salary

Women in California, like the rest of the U.S., have historically earned less than men. This is despite the fact that the Equal Pay Act became a law decades ago, which requires employers to pay men and women the same if they do similar jobs. This practice is a form of sex discrimination. Employers who engage in this practice may be required to compensate the employees who are the victims of it.

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