Sexual harassment in the workplace is not something that should ever be tolerated. With cases like the alleged harassment of former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson by CEO Roger Ailes receiving regular news coverage and seemingly endless speculation, it is important to review what constitutes workplace sexual harassment and what to do if you feel you have been harassed.
A state court in California recently sided with a firefighter in his age discrimination lawsuit. The jury awarded the man $700,000 after finding that his employer had intentionally transferred him to a faraway work location in an effort to get him to retire. Though age discrimination like this goes on all the time, most age discrimination victims have difficulty proving that they were discriminated against.
While workplace discrimination unfortunately does occur in California, not every incident that is perceived by an employee to be discriminatory is prohibited under the law. As a June decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit demonstrates, there are some practices that may appear discriminatory on their face but which are not forbidden.