You may find that there are some people you work with that you just can't get along with. Of course, you have to remain professional and simply get on with your job. Unfortunately, some people allow their personal feelings to interfere with their work and create a hostile work environment for their colleagues or employees. In some cases, employees are even dismissed for reasons that have nothing to do with their capability to do their job, such as their age or their race.
Some might assume that with age comes experience. Surely this would be a favorable characteristic in an employee, but sadly this is not always the case. Workers who are perfectly capable of doing their jobs find themselves being dismissed and replaced by younger employees. Furthermore, discrimination of this kind occurs in workplaces all over the U.S. with California being no exception.
Being unfairly treated in your place of work is a difficult thing to cope with. A hostile work environment can make it difficult to focus on your job and can have a negative impact on your emotional health and general well-being. Sexual harassment is just one form of mistreatment that workers may experience, but it is not to be taken lightly. Its effects can last a lifetime and those responsible must be challenged.
Everyone is entitled to fair treatment in their workplace. Each person is different and their individual needs and safety have to be taken into account. Unfortunately, although businesses are expected to accommodate employee disabilities, many workers suffer discrimination as a result of their medical conditions. This can come in many forms, but all are violations of employee rights and should not be tolerated.
It can be hard to make ends meet sometimes and many people work long hours just to pay the bills and keep food on the table. But what happens when those wages don't get paid? All too often, employers get away with paying too little, or forcing employees to work overtime without pay. Some even charge their employees for work-related expenses such as their uniform. However, in a bid to crack down on this sort of behavior, two councilmen in Los Angeles are working to introduce a new city ordinance.