There seems to be a stigma that as people age, they are less able to add to society as productive citizens. This is not only incorrect but also illegal.
In order to stay profitable in today's competitive economic climate, cutthroat actions by California businesses and employers are not out of the norm. Far too often, personal agendas and greed take precedence over ethical behavior and doing the right thing. Employees that witness unethical and illegal activities are protected and can take a stand. However, workers who blow the whistle are often subjected to retaliation.
Treating a person unfairly based on race or gender is wrong. Unfortunately, discrimination still happens in California and all across America. Discrimination can exist in many forms and those who experience it can be scarred for life. Employees in California who are discriminated against while at work can take legal action.
No person should face negative repercussions for stepping up and doing the right thing. Unfortunately, this is a scenario that is far too common in workplaces across in the country. Workers in California are protected by law and should not fear retaliation for reporting inappropriate or illegal conduct. However, retaliation is often the very reaction of those who are called out for wrong-doing.
Unlike other countries, workers in the United States have rights and are protected by state and federal laws. The United States Department of Labor oversees the safety and fair treatment of workers in California and across the country by administering and enforcing labor laws. One of these laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, establishes overtime pay and minimum wage, and sets standards on child labor. The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor is in charge of the enforcement of the FLSA.