It's hard enough to get ahead in business without a factor beyond our control getting in our way. There are several factors that we choose, such as faith or hairstyle, along with many we do not that may change an employer's view of us. Fortunately, California does not allow managers to make hiring and firing decisions based on these factors. Attorneys can help protect the rights of workers suffering from discrimination.
Riot Games, the developer of the hugely popular game League of Legends, has been hit with allegations of gender discrimination. The issue hit the gaming and tech industry with a particularly strong punch when workers staged a mass walkout in response to the company's efforts to force at least two litigants into private arbitration.
Welcome to Pride Month, where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities celebrate their unique cultural identities, reflect on their gains, collectively bow their heads in respect for the struggles that have been overcome and discuss the changes that still need to be made.
Chef Thomas Keller is among the best of the best -- with multiple three-star Michelin restaurants to his name, including the French Laundry in California.
One of the biggest social taboos at work is discussing your rate of pay with your co-workers -- and that suits your employer just fine.
Imagine this: You're pregnant. The law -- and your employee handbook -- guarantee you at least three 10-minute breaks during your shift. To take your break to go to the bathroom, you have to call your supervisor over and let them know that you need to leave, then navigate your way across a massive warehouse floor to the bathrooms, hope that you don't have to wait and somehow manage to navigate your way back to your assigned station within that 10-minute period.
Braids, dreadlocks, Bantu knots, twists, fades and Afros have long been associated with men and women of color -- and generally discouraged in many workplaces (if not outright banned).
Does Disney discriminate against its women workers? A lawsuit recently filed in Los Angeles County claims that the entertainment giant pays its female employees less than it does males for the same work.
Your hair is a very personal, important part of your identity. So, what happens when your hairstyle is at odds with your employer's grooming policy? Worse, what if your manager tells you that your natural hair is somehow "unprofessional" and expects you to submit to painful, damaging and expensive treatments in order to make it more socially acceptable by white standards?
Breastfeeding an infant is best for both the infant and mother -- but when that mother is working, attempting to breastfeed and asking for accommodations too often ends with a pink slip.