When you are applying for a job, it goes without saying that a potential employer will likely conduct a pre-employment background check before making a hiring decision. But when an employer asks you to submit information for a consumer credit check during the pre-employment process, it might strike fear in your heart. Perhaps you have been unemployed for a while and your credit has suffered. Or perhaps you made some bad money decisions in the past that have negatively impacted your credit score. If your potential employer uses your credit rating as a factor in hiring, it could cause even more financial problems for you if you are not hired due to your credit.
The legend of Damocles goes back well over 2,000 years to a time when King Dionysius ruled part of Italy. You may be familiar with this story where Damocles became jealous of the king's wealth and power. So, Dionysius offered to exchange places with his subject. Damocles readily accepted, and sat on the throne surrounded by opulence and majesty. Unbeknownst to him, however, Dionysius arranged for a sword to hang over the throne suspended only by a horse's hair. According to the tale, Damocles quickly learned his lesson - with great power comes great danger - and he returned to his previous position with newfound gratitude.
Navigating the ins and outs of complex employer and employee dynamics can be difficult. Whether you just landed your first entry-level position, or have worked hard for a number of years to land that dream job, you can face employment discrimination - or even retaliation if you decide to take a stand against illegal conduct. Thankfully, state and federal law with the help of skilled employment lawyers can protect your rights, but where should you seek answers to your questions about other work-related issues?
If you believe you're facing discrimination in the workplace, then filing a workplace discrimination complaint is at the forefront of your mind. You're probably also facing the facts that you might not even know what employment discrimination entails, what anti-discrimination laws are defined as in the state of California or what your employee rights are.