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Workplace Discrimination Archives

California police officer claims employment discrimination

A worker has the right to be free from bigotry while at work. Recently, a California police officer filed a claim alleging that he had been a victim of employment discrimination. He says that his religion played a role in his mistreatment. The department maintains that his claims were taken seriously and some sources say that the man was also guilty of using racially-charged terms.

California company faces charges of employment discrimination

An employee of a large investment company has stepped forward to claim that she wasn't treated fairly at her job. Her lawsuit charges the California firm with employment discrimination based on her sex and age. The company denies the allegations, and the case is pending in court. 

Firefighter files employment discrimination lawsuit in California

A man says that he was singled out and treated unfairly by his co-workers and superiors. The employment discrimination lawsuit stems from a complaint originally made by the man in 2016, one which he feels was never properly handled. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, claims that the case has been dealt with and that it intends to support the legal process in any way it can.

Lawsuit alleges employment discrimination at Vice Media

A hugely popular news media organization is facing allegations of unfair and gender-biased pay in a recent lawsuit. The California company is again in the spotlight for its workplace issues, this time with female employees stating that they were paid significantly less than their male co-workers. The employment discrimination lawsuit follows earlier allegations of sexual misconduct by some of its employees. 

Employment discrimination rampant in STEM fields

Technology and science industries are rapidly advancing across much of California, but some people insist that they are being left out. Despite millions of new jobs in science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM -- minorities tend to be underrepresented in these fields. Many claim that this is not due to a lack of qualified candidates, but because of employment discrimination.

Former Google teacher alleges employment discrimination

A preschool teacher within the tech giant Google has alleged that it pays its female employees less. The allegation comes at a time when the California-based company has been under fire for similar claims of employment discrimination. Google denies the allegations, saying that the reports of unequal pay do not take other circumstances into consideration. 

Employment discrimination a problem for federal lawmakers

A recent revelation from a government office shows the financial costs associated with workplace lawsuits. The House Office of Compliance released documents that gave details about employment discrimination settlements between the years of 2008 and 2012. California residents may be surprised to learn about the cases that have led to the dissemination of so many taxpayer dollars.

California auto maker sued for employment discrimination

This has been a year riddled with legal challenges for one groundbreaking automaker that is being sued once again. This time, California automaker Tesla is being accused of employment discrimination based upon its treatment of African-American workers at its local plant. A class-action lawsuit has been filed, claiming that the company did nothing to stop racist abuse in the workplace. 

Ex-Google women share employment discrimination woes

It is hard for a company to buck long-standing gender norms and stereotypes, but in the United States, it isn't an option. Since gender and racial equality are written into law, businesses must find a way to overcome any lingering cultural negativity and embrace fair workplaces for all. Employment discrimination has negative impacts on the well-being of employees, and the company will also suffer as a result. California technology giant Google is currently grappling with these issues as more ex-employees speak out about their experience of bias on the job. 

Is California Google case one of employment discrimination?

Recently, tech giant Google released an employee who wrote a memo about gender differences as a way to describe the gap in representation in technology jobs. The memo sought to demonstrate biological differences between men and women and was written from a conservative perspective. Upon its release, the California company fired the employee, citing that the man was perpetuating harmful stereotypes in the workplace. The man is considering his legal options as he believes his firing was a result of employment discrimination. 

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