Thursday, April 2, 2009

Women sue for discrimination and harassment

Discrimination remains a challenging issue in this modern time. Employees continued to be discriminated against by reason of their race, gender, age and beliefs.

Employees also deal frequently with another serious work issue, harassment.

Employees who have to deal with acts of discrimination or harassment can file a case against their employers.

In one case, the supervisor of a furniture shop was sued for sexual harassment and discrimination suit. Plaintiffs alleged that they were subjected to unlawful sexual and racial harassment sufficient to create hostile work conditions.

In California, employees can neither be sexually harassed nor discriminated against by their employers or superiors. The law requires equal treatment for all persons, regardless of gender. Harassment and discrimination are violations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Similarly, under California law, a harassed or discriminated worker may file a suit against an oppressor, whether he is an employer or a colleague. If claim is valid and proven, plaintiff may be awarded damages. Be sure to employ an experienced employment lawyer for better and faster services.