When you start a new job, it's always a good idea to sign an employment contract. This can go a long way in protecting your legal rights should you be terminated in the future.
Many individuals who haven't met a visually impaired person assume that they're unable to do most everything, especially since they cannot see. This is far from the case though. Individuals who are blind need only to be given some minor accommodations by an employer to be able to carry out their assigned job roles.
Both California and federal laws entitle employees to a workplace free from discrimination or harassment. However, some forms of harassment can be more challenging to identify and recognize as illegal behavior.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is in place to protect an employee's legal right to take a leave from work for a variety of reasons, such as to deal with an illness, care for a newborn child or assist an injured or sick family member.
Even if you have reason to believe it's a one-time incident, any instance of sexual harassment is one to take seriously. If you let this continue, you're more likely to run into additional problems with the same person in the future.
It's never easy to lose a job, even if you don't particularly enjoy it. This is even more so the case if you feel that you were treated poorly, such as being wrongfully terminated.