What does a 2,000-year-old caste system in India that once divided people into stratified social layers have in common with a workplace discrimination case in California in 2020? Possibly everything, according to a new lawsuit filed by the state's Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Racial discrimination is a big problem, and it won't end until enough people band together and make it clear that it's unacceptable in any form, in any situation.
Overt racism at work is usually pretty easy to spot. It includes things like co-workers who use racial slurs and bosses who give the dirtiest, most dangerous jobs to employees of a certain race while reserving the "nice" jobs for those of another.
When you work in any kind of business with the public, you may encounter all kinds of different people. No doubt, some of them you could do without.
You can't look at the news without seeing the latest update on the Covid-19 or "coronavirus." To add to the panic, there's a lot of misinformation going around on the internet.
Is there a serious bias against blacks in the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD)?
Video game developer Riot Games, the company that developed "League of Legends," has entered into a tentative agreement to pay $10 million to several former employees. The employees, all women, claimed they were victims of gender discrimination. The company received a lot of negative publicity over the allegations and -- rather quickly -- settled.
Workplace discrimination can affect you at all stages of your employment -- even though discrimination due to numerous factors, like your race, religion, national origin or gender, is illegal under both federal and state laws.
Unfortunately, workplace discrimination remains a huge problem for African Americans and other minorities in America. The state of California is no exception, with many struggling to find good jobs that pay fair wages to African Americans and other residents alike.
A new report from the business insurer Hiscox may be making small business owners (and their own insurers) all over California a little nervous.