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September 2017 Archives

Former judge alleges racial and gender bias

Employees should feel that they will be heard and trusted by the employer and managers if they find a problem in the workplace. In the case of public services, this trust becomes the foundation of the people's health and safety -- and ignorance of problems is doubly inexcusable.

Male former employee alleges sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a scourge in every industry that it affects, destroying trust and hobbling productivity by abusing and demoralizing employees in the workplace. The problem can be as serious as physical or sexual abuse or as commonplace as unwelcome comments from co-workers or supervisors.

Discrimination extends to California's farmers

One of the greatest drivers of California's surging economy is agriculture, which provides the state with ample produce and the nation with specialty foods that are grown few other places. Although efforts to end employment discrimination are often centered in the cities, farming has its share of issues with discriminatory practices.

Race discrimination is still very much alive in the workplace

You go to work day in and day out, and due to the atmosphere in your work environment, you dread it. Employees make offhanded remarks about your looks or your heritage, and your supervisors or managers do not appreciate you or feel you are worthy of advancing your career -- even though someone else with less experience and a different skin tone just got the promotion for which you applied. Sound familiar? If so, you may be a victim of race discrimination.

Married professionals file wrongful termination lawsuit

Unfair business practices are a serious issue that can weaken a strong, diversified economy such as the one driving California's prosperity. A hidden danger in ending bad practices can be the unfair termination of dedicated employees who attempted to rectify problems from inside a large business.