A former employee of the University of California Los Angeles has sued the school, her former supervisor and multiple other people claiming that she was discriminated against. Specifically, the woman says that the decision to lay her off was based on her race.
In today's society it is not uncommon for people to be caretakers. Americans are getting older and many in their prime working years are also responsible for taking care of aging parents and grandparents as their medical problems become more severe. Furthermore, there are more single-parent families than ever before, leaving one parent to work and provide care for children.
The state of California and the federal government have passed many laws to help keep employees safe while at work. One way these laws help to protect employees in California is by outlawing workplace discrimination. Under these employment laws, employers cannot discriminate against employees based on a variety of different factors. These include race, religion, national origin, marital status and sex.
A new report by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found that California is third in the nation for complaints of workplace discrimination with 7.2 percent of all charges filed for workplace discrimination in the country taking place within the state.
California employers cannot engage in workplace discrimination. This includes hiring discrimination. In other words, employers cannot unlawfully discriminate against a person when making hiring decisions. Unlawful discrimination includes discrimination based on age, race, sexual orientation and marital status.