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.
Riot Games, the maker of League of Legends and other popular video games, has been in the news since at least May. That's when 150 of its employees walked away from their desks in Los Angeles, CA, in protest over what they said was a toxic corporate culture that discriminated against women.
African Americans have long suffered from racial disparities in the workplace -- not the least of which are dress codes and grooming expectations that were designed with non-blacks in mind. California (along with New York) was among the first states to take a stand against racially based hair discrimination, passing laws that specifically forbid it in schools, public buildings and employment actions.
Speaking Spanish in public these days can expose you to some of the nastier elements of racism. Viral videos of Latinos being insulted, harassed and threatened because they were speaking in Spanish have been flooding the internet for awhile now. It probably surprises no one that up to 40% of Latinos have dealt with aggressive verbal attacks over their use of language.
When you face racial, gender or some other form of discrimination at work, you may not be in an immediate position to react. As much as you'd like to file a complaint with Human Resources or quit, you fear that you don't have enough evidence to support your complaint or the financial means to just walk out.