It can be hard to believe that sexual harassment is still an issue in workplaces throughout the country, including in California. But, unfortunately, news coverage of this important issue over the last couple of years has highlighted the fact that, yes, this is a problem that persists in American workplaces. Knowing what to do when you are the victim of sexual harassment at work can be difficult to determine.
The #MeToo movement exposed numerous companies for their failure to respond to sexual harassment and poor treatment of employees in general. Hotels and resorts have had this problem for several decades, but now the pressure is on for employers to step up their safety protocols for harassment prevention on their sites.
Perhaps your employer does not include you in company emails because of your nationality. Perhaps you were refused a promotion because you practice a specific religion. Maybe you receive less pay, for the same amount of work, due to your gender. In any of these discriminatory cases, you have the authority to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
There are many people in America, probably including many in California, who have more than a few complaints about their jobs. Those complaints are usually made just to co-workers, or maybe to a spouse when the worker gets home each night. However, there are situations in which serious complaints about illegal practices committed by an employer need to be listened to, especially when, as a result of the complaint, there are allegations of retaliation by the employer against an employee.
A growing number of young couples are opting to not have children. Several have speculated to the reason for the shift. It could be the increased cost of living the country has experienced recently, a greater desire to focus on personal interests over raising a family or simply a change in social norms.