Although great advancement have been made for women’s rights in California and across America, gender discrimination continues to happen at an alarming and disturbing rate. Even today, women in the workplace are often thought of as inferiors, harassed and passed over for promotions in favor of male counterparts. When this act of dehumanization occurs in the workplace, victims can take action. Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she was fired as a result of alleged harassment and discrimination.
The woman is of Hispanic origin and worked as a director for a culinary school. According to the lawsuit, the woman was fired after being subjected to harassment, discrimination and unfair treatment. The woman claims her superior strived to hire French chefs and mistreated anyone who was not French. Allegedly, after being led to believe she was receiving a raise, she was denied the raise while her male counterparts were paid more despite being less experienced.
The lawsuit says that the woman reported these incidents but nothing was done. Other allegations of harassment and threatening acts by male co-workers were detailed in the lawsuit. The woman claims that she received a negative performance review and was fired, despite an internal investigation clearing her of any wrongdoing.
Harassing or mistreating a person just because of gender, race or age is not only wrong, it is a denial of basic human rights. Discrimination can cause a great deal of emotional and psychological trauma in victims, especially when it affects the victim’s livelihood. Workers California who have experienced discrimination in the workplace could greatly benefit by seeking the services of a knowledgeable legal representative. A successful litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help victims recover any financial losses.