The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have finally drawn the public’s attention to the countless challenges faced by women in the workplace, most notably sexual harassment and gender discrimination, and now women in California are taking action.
While taking legal action has been a prominent element of the battle – with sexual harassment and gender discrimination complaints on the rise in recent months – an increasing number of women quit their jobs to open their own businesses.
No employer = no problem! This seems to be the rationale behind so many women ditching their bosses and quitting their jobs in pursuit of entrepreneurship. And it does make perfect sense, says our Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorney Matthew A. Kaufman.
A recent report from FitSmallBusiness.com revealed that female-owned businesses grew five times faster than the U.S. average over the past nearly a decade all across the nation, and California has been one of the leading states for women choosing to become entrepreneurs.
California has been ranked the fourth best state for women who seek to start their own business. Georgia leads the pack, while Florida and Maryland round up the Top 3 best states for women-owned enterprises.
The report also found that about 130 new women-owned businesses are established each day in California, which is the highest number among all 50 states. Interestingly, female-owned businesses account for more than 37% of all businesses in California.
While our best workplace discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles at Kaufman Law Firm certainly encourage all women across California to pursue their entrepreneur dreams and open their own business, don’t let your former employer get away with workplace violations.
After all, with the right strategy and with the legal help of a skilled attorney, you can obtain compensation for such forms of gender discrimination in the workplace as:
Let our Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorneys investigate your case, analyze the facts and create a personalized strategy that would help you collect both economic and non-economic damages.
Discriminating against an individual based on gender is illegal in California. In particular, California gender discrimination laws prohibit discrimination against a certain gender through means of employment, compensation, workplace conditions and privileges.
The most common gender discrimination claim among female employees in Los Angeles is unequal pay and sexual harassment in the workplace. Statistics show that female workers working full time in the U.S. earn 80% of what their male counterparts are paid.
If you have any reasons to believe that your employer is paying you less than your male counterparts, don’t hesitate to contact a Los Angeles workplace discrimination attorney who will outline all legal options available in your case.
Sure, starting your own business in order to escape those deplorable and horrible conditions that women have faced for decades seems like the easiest way out. But you’re not helping anybody: neither yourself nor the country.
After all, experts call 2018 the year of purge and awakening for a reason. It’s time to take legal actions against gender discrimination and sexual harassment at work. Consult our attorneys about your particular case.
Call Los Angeles offices of Kaufman Law Firm at 818-990-1999 or send us an email to get a free consultation.