California is one of the most densely populated states in the United States. However, and as in any other country, discrimination and workplace harassment are facts that persist despite the inclusiveness and existing cultural diversity.
Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego, known for their advances in legal matters, still need to examine and improve labor laws to continue reducing conflicts or problems in the workplace.
Therefore, in the blog that we present on this occasion, we mention some of the common reasons that are grounds for discrimination, harassment, or labor exploitation in the State of California.
Religious, political or cultural reasons are, in part, some of the reasons why tensions can arise at work, especially when the beliefs or customs of employees or workers are not very well understood. Respect, education and communication are essential for said workspace to be a place of greater tolerance for all.
2. Ethnic group:
If you come from another country, region or continent, it is essential to understand the culture and society of the new place where you will live or start working, either temporarily or permanently.
In the same way, the employer, the company, or colleagues, must respect your skin color, language, nationality, among other aspects related to your ethnic origin.
It is becoming more and more common to accept the sexual preferences of others, and this can only be achieved by educating ourselves on the subject and being respectful towards other colleagues who have a different sexual taste than the ones we know.
On this, let’s remember that California is one of the seven states in the country and according to the BBC, with comprehensive laws that protect the LGBTQ community in all possible legal ways that said state can provide, and thus reduce crimes due to discrimination or abuse in the workplace.
However, keep in mind that there is still a considerable number of daily attacks that continue to seek to be reduced through awareness workshops, talks, educational programs, among other spaces or mass media.
Most women, transgender, non-binary, or gender fluid, are potentially vulnerable in the professional setting, as they often face harassment and other forms of misogynistic and homophobic behavior.
Therefore, a person who identifies with a gender other than that of their birth must receive the same treatment and respect as their other work colleagues in order to achieve and maintain an inclusive and diverse space that generates well-being and boosts the productivity of all.
One of the serious problems, not only in the United States but throughout the world, is the lack of sensitivity towards people who suffer from some type of disability, whether it happened due to an accident or a congenital defect.
For this reason, it is necessary to learn new ways to communicate within the workplace, since this allows us to coexist and interact with colleagues and employers in a more transparent and effective way, especially if there is a labor dispute.
Likewise, the conditioning of work spaces for these people, as well as awareness and training in this area, are necessary to facilitate or improve projects or work activities.
In summary, discrimination in California, despite being a problem that continues to be latent in the state for multiple reasons or motives, the statistics on this crime have been decreasing in recent years, indicating that policies and legal reforms in terms of labor laws, they have improved and continue to do so for all its citizens.
Remember that if you have been the victim of discrimination or abuse in your professional environment for personal or professional reasons, you can assist the local or national authorities to present your case and seek a solution that is satisfactory and commensurate with the damage you suffered.
Finally, if you think you need legal help to resolve a conflict at work, contact us so that we can advise you and provide you with answers that can improve your situation, as well as to obtain the compensation you deserve if you require it.