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Common Forms of Workplace Discrimination

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Workplace Discrimination Affects California Employees

Workplace discrimination is a serious issue affecting California workers. Workplace discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee or a job applicant differently or unfavorably because of their personal characteristics, such as age, disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.

Workplace discrimination can have negative consequences for both the individual and the organization, such as lower productivity, higher turnover, lower morale, and legal liability.

Some of the most common forms of workplace discrimination are listed next:

Retaliation

This happens when an employer punishes an employee for reporting discrimination, or unpaid wages, participating in an investigation, or supporting another employee's claim. Retaliation can include demotion, termination, harassment, or denial of benefits.

Disability Discrimination

This happens when an employer fails to provide reasonable accommodation for an employee or a job applicant with a physical or mental impairment that limits their major life activities. Reasonable accommodation can include modifying work schedules, providing assistive devices, or making the workplace accessible. Additionally, employers must engage in an interactive process, in good faith, with workers, including prospective employees, with a disability to determine effective reasonable accommodations.

If you want to know if you have a valid discrimination claim or just for more information, call us at 888-762-0297 to speak with our California employment discrimination attorney.

Race Discrimination

This happens when an employer treats an employee or a job applicant differently based on race, skin color, ethnicity, or national origin. Race discrimination can include refusing to hire, pay, promote, or train someone because of their race.

Gender and Sexual Orientation Discrimination

This happens when an employer treats an employee or a job applicant differently based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Gender and sexual orientation discrimination can include failing to hire, paying unequal wages, enforcing dress codes, creating a hostile work environment, or denying parental leave or other benefits.

Age Discrimination

This happens when an employer treats an employee or a job applicant unfavorably because of age. Age discrimination usually affects workers who are 40 years old or older. Age discrimination can include forcing denial of employment opportunities, excluding them from training opportunities, reassignment of duties based on the worker's age, harassment from management or colleagues – including those described as "just a joke," forced retirement, or preferring younger candidates.

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Last updated on March 26, 2023.

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Additional Resources

• Discrimination Laws Regarding People With Disabilities

• Age Discrimination - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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