You've faced discrimination in the workplace for the last six months. It's taken an emotional toll, to the point that it's a hostile workplace. You dread going to work. You can't imagine doing this for the next 30 years until you retire.
It is illegal for companies to take race into account when determining who to hire or fire. All employees must get treated equally. Regardless of ethnicity, they deserve the same rights and the same opportunities.
There are a variety of reasons that an employee or former employee may receive a severance package offer. In some cases, the severance is simply outlined in an employee's employment contract, while in other instances the severance offer comes as a part of a completed termination, as an employer attempts to protect oneself from the fallout of a faulty firing.
You count on your job to pay your bills and live your life. What you probably didn't count on was being let go because of something you never should have been fired over.
You worked for 30 years to build your career, starting when you were 22 and fresh out of college. Now you're in your fifties and you just got fired. It feels like everything you worked so hard for is gone, just like that.
Workers are sometimes in an uncomfortable position. The power dynamic of a supervisor and employee can create a situation where it’s difficult to speak up against injustice. It’s an employee’s right to a safe workplace. This means the work environment should be free of discrimination and harassment, and workers also need to be allowed time off when appropriate through a FMLA leave.
Many companies have a clear policy that requires staff to advise human resources or management if they see something inappropriate happening. These policies are the result of years of employment lawsuits about systemic harassment and discrimination. Sadly, for many companies, these policies are nothing more than a form of legal protection. Management can point to the company policy as a means of limiting liability for any harassment that happened.
Workplace harassment is a common problem for both men and women in California and across the United States. Many people do not know the signs of a hostile workplace and what qualifies as harassment.