Kids are bullied on the playground, teens are bullied at school and yes, even adults are bullied in the workplace in San Diego. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, at least one third of employees in the U.S. have experienced bullying and harassment in the workplace.
Not all workers in San Diego are aware that as recently as 2011, laws have been passed to protect the rights of veterans in the workplace.
Workers in San Diego might assume their rights will be protected if they are ever subjected to workplace discrimination or harassment. After all, state and federal laws ban discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Regardless of state and federal labor and employment laws that are meant to guarantee workers' rights, many employees in California and throughout the entire U.S. still are discriminated against because of their race, appearance, gender, age or religion.
Laws protect employees from co-workers or bosses guilty of discrimination and harassment. However, some California workers endure workplace miseries, including sexual harassment and discrimination, for fear of repercussions or because they do not know how to protect their rights. What workers need to understand is that harassment and discrimination is illegal in the workplace and laws are meant to protect workers from retaliation when they do raise concerns about illegal behaviors or actions.
Those who have been in the workforce for quite some time have probably encountered a co-worker here and there that they just couldn't get along with very well. San Diego residents come from a variety of backgrounds and personalities, and sometimes these personalities clash.
Significant improvements have been made in the workplace over the last several decades in California and throughout the entire U.S. Not only are more women holding jobs they were once never considered to be hired for, but the workplace has also become a more diverse environment.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is against the law. That means that employees who are subjected to sexual harassment should not have to tolerate this kind of behavior on the job.
An annual report released by the nonpartisan Congressional Office of Compliance (OOC) has found that, although workplace safety issues are handled well in the Congressional workplace, harassment, discrimination and hostile work environment complaints have been increasing over the last five years.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a California trucking company and the corporation that now owns it for alleged discrimination based on ethnic origin and for race discrimination. The EEOC claims that the corporation that purchased the trucking company should also be held liable for discriminatory and retaliatory employment practices that took place there.