Whether you're an employee working in California or you happen to employ others for your business in the state, it's important to know that there are some significant legal changes that go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
What exactly is "colorism" in the workplace? While racism is a topic that frequently hits the news, not much is said about colorism. Yet, colorism can be just as pervasive -- and may affect darker-skinned people just as much -- as racism.
Your natural hair has absolutely nothing to do with your fitness for a particular position at work, but you'd be hard-pressed to prove that based on the reactions that a lot of corporations have to black hair.
The Wonderful Company, which produces Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice and Wonderful pistachios, is co-owned by a self-made woman. However, the billionaire entrepreneur, once a struggling mother of two herself, is accused of being notoriously unfriendly to her pregnant employees.
The impact of racial discrimination in the workplace is vast and continuous, despite legal protections. Even workers who do get hired find that it can be far harder to keep those jobs.
Allowing a racist remark to go unchallenged conveys the subtle message that whatever is being said is somehow acceptable.
There's a lot of conversations going on about the concept of privilege in America.
Reports indicate that the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are not as open to African-American workers as one would hope, with many of them reporting workplace discrimination.
Both men and women experience gender discrimination in the workplace. However, looking at the percentages for different types of discrimination -- not getting a raise based on one's gender, for instance -- show that it happens vastly more often for women than it does for men.
Racial discrimination in the workplace may be illegal, but that does not mean it doesn't happen all the time. In fact, about 33 percent of Latino workers claim they have been discriminated against at work. That's a stunning percentage, considering today's modern employment laws.