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The most common types of workplace discrimination

No matter who you are, you can become the victim of workplace discrimination due to no fault of your own. All races, sexes, nationalities and other protected categories could inadvertently find themselves facing negative and unfair treatment due to a superficial category that describes them. Here are some of the most common types of workplace discrimination prohibited under state and federal laws according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the year 2017:

Ex-IBM workers pursue age discrimination case

Three ex-employees of IBM have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that they were terminated as a result of their ages. The three workers, who are either in their 50s or 60s say that IBM has systematically terminated in excess of 20,000 employees age 40 and over. They allege that this was done to replace them with a younger workforce over the past six years.

It's important to document workplace harassment

Facing any type of harassment can leave you feeling depressed.There are certain types of workplace harassment that are illegal. For example, if someone makes physical threats or comments regarding your race, ethnicity, gender, age or disability, it could meet the legal definition of workplace harassment.

Is discrimination or harassment making a bad job worse?

If you hate your job, you are not alone. Many in California and elsewhere have jobs that are exhausting and tedious, providing no joy and barely enough pay to cover the bills. On top of that, you may have co-workers or supervisors who are unbearable to be around for one reason or another. Getting yourself out of bed every day to face work isn't always easy.

2 examples of workplace sexual harassment

Whether we'd like to admit it or not, workplace sexual harassment continues to be a widespread problem throughout California. In fact, thousands of people deal with humiliating situations at their jobs on a daily basis but they never say anything because they're afraid of negative career consequences.

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