The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is designed to prevent workers who are 40 or older from being treated differently by their employers. It applies to employers in California and throughout the United States that have 20 or more employees. This is true whether the employer is in the private sector or is a state or local government. Furthermore, ADEA applies to the federal government and labor unions.
Anyone searching for a job in California could experience setbacks, but racial prejudice persists as a impediment to career development for African Americans and Latinos. A meta-analysis of all available research studies that tested job callback rates among applicants of various races concluded that hiring discrimination against African Americans has not improved at all since 1989.
The workplace is often a focus for discrimination against transgender individuals. Workplace discrimination remains at the forefront of emerging LGBTQ rights issues in California and across the country. An important aspect of these cases for transgender workers is the legal definition of sex versus gender identity.
While many California women are fans of Nike products, the massive sporting goods manufacturer is facing a lawsuit for gender discrimination in the workplace. The plaintiffs accuse the corporation of intentionally discriminating against women on the job in terms of wages, promotions and employment conditions. In addition, they also say that the company tolerated or ignored sexual harassment and assault, fostering a hostile workplace environment for women. Several former female employees filed the suit and are seeking recognition as a class-action case.
Employees in California and elsewhere may be interested in learning that women still face pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. In fact, many women find that their careers are halted when they become pregnant.
If you drive about an hour east of Glendale, you’ll arrive in Ontario. The city is home to a 58-year-old woman who was recently awarded $31 million by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury in an age discrimination lawsuit.
Your job may be difficult. If you work long hours doing heavy lifting or standing on your feet all day, you may think it is a hard way to make a living, but you aren't afraid of hard work. You think of your family, the things they need and the things you want to be able to give them. So you go to work, and you try not to complain.