You are not alone if you hate your job. It is a common feeling among workers in California and across the country. Among the many common reasons for dreading going to work are that your job is physically demanding, you get too little pay and no recognition for your hard work, or your boss is constantly on your back.
Human resource departments throughout the country, including in California, are keeping tabs on a recent case in Illinois. In the lawsuit, a large clothing retailer is being sued by employees in Illinois for tracking them by improper means as well as improper collection of personal data. The case is currently waiting to see if it will be certified as a class action.
People in California who are jealous of someone's success at work might retaliate by spreading rumors about that person sleeping with a superior to secure promotions. A case recently heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit resulted in a decision that exposed an employer to possible liability because the company fired the female plaintiff after she tried to address widespread rumors about her alleged sexual activities in exchange for promotions.