Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees get the feeling in the workplace that their employer or co-workers treat them differently because of their sexual orientation. This can be a very frustrating and upsetting experience and one that you might feel powerless to do anything about.
If you believe that you were harassed at work in the state of California, it is likely that you have researched how the law works in regard to workplace harassment cases. Generally speaking, an act in the workplace is considered to be harassing behavior if it was persistent or severe enough to have created a hostile work environment.
If you are a worker in the state of California, it is important to know more about the laws that you are protected by. While you are protected by many federal laws, there are others that are specific to California. These laws include the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that specifically protects people in California from discrimination in working environments.
When a person is employed at-will in the state of California, it means that there is no notice period that either employee or employer must adhere to when ending the employment relationship. This means that the terms of employment are not very secure and there will likely be no severance package or other benefits to come with the employment termination unless it is stated in the contract.
Age discrimination continues to be a concern for current and prospective workers. Despite clear laws to protect workers from age discrimination, many workers over the age of 40 still face age discrimination at work. Ageism can be frustrating because it is allowing others to judge you for something that is beyond our control.