Despite the growing acceptance and increased protections accorded to Californians who are transitioning or transgender, there continue to be incidents of discrimination, harassment and employer retaliation. For those who are dealing with these behaviors, it can cost them their job and present other problems in their lives. Fortunately, there are alternatives to seek justice by considering a legal filing for compensation. Those who have been mistreated in this way should remember their rights and take the necessary steps to pursue a legal case.
Sexual harassment, discrimination and other illegal treatment of workers are a problem in many workplaces whether it is in the public sector or private sector of Los Angeles and throughout California. This continues to happen despite workers' growing willingness to come forward and report what they have been subjected to. Still, the issue frequently stems from a lack of oversight and problems with knowing how to go about reporting the behavior so it will stop and those who have committed it will be penalized. Understanding how to go about stopping it and seeking compensation for the mistreatment requires experienced legal help.
In many California workplaces, workers are concerned about their job if they become ill and miss work. The circumstances will dictate what an employer can do to an employee who misses work without approval. There are times when employer retaliation is a legitimate problem and rather than face the possibility of job loss or other sanctions, employees feel as if they have no alternative but to work despite an illness. If a worker is so ill that he or she takes time off work and is retaliated against, it is important to know if the situation warrants a legal filing.
Sexual harassment is a serious problem in our workplaces. Research shows that between 25-50 percent of women have experienced sexual harassment at work. Emotional trauma, decreased productivity and higher turnover rates are all linked to sexual harassment. After all, it’s difficult to work where you don’t feel safe or comfortable.