California's strong economy depends heavily on workers' ability to feel safe and secure in their jobs and workplaces. State laws and observing agencies help keep sites safe for employees as well as protect workers' rights to fair compensation and against dismissal without a fair cause.
Sexual harassment has been a problem in workplaces for decades if not longer. Fortunately, efforts across the nation and world have modernized attitudes towards gender and sexual harassment has decreased. Most workers, including all workers in California, also have options for fighting back against harassment when it happens.
Disability discrimination applies beyond workplaces and ensuring that all employees have fair and equal access to their business. Federal laws, supplemented by California statutes, protect the rights of physically disabled people to be equal customers, visitors and consumers of publicly available services.
A 10-year veteran California firefighter filed a federal lawsuit in February against her fire department employer, claiming she was subjected to years of sexual harassment, incidents of physical assault and denied training that male colleagues were provided.
Workplaces are centers of productivity and should be free of any sort of discrimination due to race, gender, sexual orientation and other classifications protected by the state of California. If supervisors and colleagues abuse people in the workplace, the victim has the right to speak out against it.
Employment is a privilege, and employees of all kinds are granted specific rights under United States and California law. These laws guarantee paid wages, safe worksites and other basic requirements of security and confidence of workers, managers and customers.