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What is quid pro quo and hostile work environment harassment?

Workplaces in California have changed over time. Women, minorities, older workers, people with disabilities and others have gained rights that they did not always have. However, despite the laws changing, it has been a much longer process to change the attitudes and behaviors of some of those in charge at the companies. For instance, women may have obtained more jobs, but many are still subjected to various forms of sexual harassment. This was clearly just an engrained part of working and seemed like the norm, even if it wasn't appropriate and may even have been illegal in some cases.

Los Angeles councilman accused of sexual harassment again

There have been many sexual harassment allegations made against members of the California state legislature. In turn, there have been many changes at the state government level to correct the inappropriate behavior and give the victims of the sexual harassment a way to file complaints when it does occur. These types of changes have trickled down to the city level as well. The Los Angeles mayor created a website for employees to report harassment and bias they experience in their jobs and hold the harassers accountable.

Protecting victims of gender discrimination and harassment

There are people of different genders and sexual orientation in California. These differences between genders and sexual orientation should have no effect on how people treat them though. This includes while people are at work. Employers should only be evaluating their employees based on their work performance. Unfortunately, there are many employers who do make their decisions based on gender or sexual orientation.

California legislature passes sexual harassment bills

The #metoo movement has been active in California. The goal of the movement is to bring attention to the sexual harassment that people endure at work. It also demonstrated that this type of behavior was an accepted part of the workplace in many industries and that it needed to stop. However, bringing attention to it and speaking out against it is one thing, but actual changes needed to be made. It appears that the movement has achieved that goal in the California legislature.

When is an employer liable for sexual harassment at work?

The purpose of going to work in California is to do your job and to earn an income. Co-workers and others within the company may develop friendships and other relationships, but those are based on an employee's own choosing. However, there are people within companies that employees do not want to associate with on any other level than a professional level.

Gender discrimination still an issue in hiring, promotions

People in California regardless of their gender need to work in order to earn an income. Most of these jobs can be done equally well by either men or women. However, historically and still today women are paid less than men doing the same jobs. This is a clear sign of how gender discrimination has negatively affected women and how difficult it is to change these trends that are rooted deep within the workforce.

Former transgender employee sues Starbucks for discrimination

Over time California has progressed to accept more and more people of different genders, sexual orientation and gender identification. However, there is still work to do and not all people are accepting of those going through gender transition or those who have fully transitioned. Therefore, the laws in California have been expanded to protect these individuals from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. However, despite the laws these individuals still face issues.

Signs that one may be the victim of sex discrimination

People in California go to work each day and do their job to earn income for themselves and their families. Some people also go to work with the expectation that if they do a good job and put in their time for their company, they will be able to move up or use their experience to gain a better position at a different company. However, some people have found that it is harder for them to do this than others.

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.

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