Discriminatory acts, although wrong, are still quite common in California workplaces, despite significant advancements made in modern society. There’s no doubt that discrimination can cause extreme psychological and emotional trauma in victims. Treating a person differently just because of race, gender or age is a denial of basic human rights and completely dehumanizing. A recent lawsuit filed by a man in another state portrays allegations of disturbing acts of harassment as well as gender and age discrimination.
The man worked as a labor analyst for a cruise line. According to the lawsuit, he was harassed by his female manager and forced to work in a toxic environment. The man claims he was constantly passed over for promotions in favor of younger workers, despite being more qualified. Allegedly, his manager also ridiculed the man about his age in front of co-workers.
Other allegations in the lawsuit claim that the plaintiff’s manager bragged about having sexual relationships with married men while at work and stole anxiety medication that had been prescribed to the plaintiff. The plaintiff says he was fired after reporting the alleged behavior to the human resources department. According to allegations, the man was replaced by a younger female.
Despite increased public awareness, discrimination still happens at an alarming rate in workplaces across the country. Those in California who have been subjected to any form of discrimination at work could benefit by seeking the services of an employment law attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in compensation to provide victims with much-needed financial security during these difficult and trying times.