Employers and employees in California who sign a fixed-term contract should understand what it means and the consequences associated with early termination. There are a number of reasons why a contract may be used, and it often lays out salary and benefits, confidentiality provisions, employment term and the consequences of ending the contract early.
When sexual harassment occurs at work, it can leave victims devastated in different ways. Whether someone experiences mental trauma or is worried about retaliation, victims of sexual harassment may face different hurdles. However, if you have dealt with sexual harassment in Santa Barbara, or anywhere else in California, you should be aware that retaliation is against the law and you should not have to worry about being fired for speaking out.
People are aware of many different examples of illegal discrimination, whether it is based on an employee's race, gender, or age. However, there are other types of unlawful discrimination that disrupt the lives of workers in Santa Barbara, and across the whole state of California, that may receive less attention. For example, some people may not realize that it is illegal to discriminate against an employee because of their disability.
Sexual harassment has knowingly been around the workplace for many years, but employees in California are beginning to examine how business culture around the subject is contributing to it. Women particularly are victims of harassment, and many of them experience it at some point in their career. Places that ignore or cover up the issue are making it more difficult for victims to come forward.
There are many different types of discrimination, some of which is based on an employee's national origin, while other cases involve an employee's gender. Unfortunately, in Santa Barbara, and other California cities, some employees and job applicants have suffered as a result of age discrimination. It is essential for employees and prospective employees to understand what constitutes unlawful age discrimination and take action if they believe it has occurred.