The San Francisco Bay Area is famous all across the country and even across the world for many different things, not the least of which is the veritable titan of technological ingenuity and engineering that is Silicon Valley. Many of the world's best and brightest minds venture out to California in order to create and discover technological advancements that literally change the way we live. Sadly, this gigantic industry has its own skeletons hiding in the closet.
In a perfect world, nobody would have to face discrimination anywhere, let alone in the workplace. In fact, between federal and state laws, workplace discrimination is illegal in California, which should mean that nobody must suffer such treatment. Unfortunately, making something illegal does not necessarily prevent it from happening, and many California employees still find themselves on the receiving end of unjust and unwarranted mistreatment.
Believe it or not, there is a very strong chance that sexual harassment has occurred at your place of work, and it may even be occurring on a regular basis even now. In many instances, sexual harassment is not reported, often because the harasser is in a position of power, and the victim believes that his or her complaints will go unnoticed, or worse, get them in trouble. What you should remember is that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal, and no matter how powerful your harasser might seem, the law is on your side.
Being wrongfully terminated can do more than simply leave you unemployed and financially unstable; it can make you question your abilities as a worker, undermine your confidence and leave you wondering if you will ever find employment again. You may think that since one company fired you for a wrongful reason, you will face similar discrimination or harassment wherever you go. The truth is that most companies, particularly in San Francisco, take employee satisfaction very seriously.