A new report claims that an outside investigation at the University of California, Los Angeles, discovered that female staff are working in a hostile environment in the research center for Alzheimer's disease. The center is part of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Federal and state labor laws prohibit discrimination against persons of certain groups or conditions in all areas of employment. Applicants and employees are protected from unfair and unreasonable workplace treatment. Additionally, employees are also afforded protection from retaliation related to making a complaint about discrimination or participating in an employment discrimination lawsuit or inquiry.
California LGBT employees and other employees throughout the country may be receiving some additionally recognized rights, thanks to a new executive order that is slated for President Obama's signature. The new order will prohibit federal contractors from discrimination against individuals due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Discrimination at work is unacceptable and illegal in California and across the country. Despite being illegal, many employees are discriminated against in California for a variety of reasons. What types of workplace discrimination are there?