Unfortunately, those who have differing characteristics are often discriminated against in today's society. Discrimination can never be justified; it is completely immoral and wrong. Unfortunately, despite significant improvements, employees in California and across the country still endure discrimination in the workplace.
Road warriors, as sales representatives are often called, spend much of their time traveling and meeting with current or prospective customers.
Whistleblower is a term used to describe a person who reports, or blows the whistle, on illegal or unethical activity in the workplace. Luckily, there are laws at both the state and federal levels to protect whistleblowers. The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 protects employees from facing retaliation for reporting law violations or other unethical acts. A former employee of a school in California recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after she was allegedly fired for reporting improper activity.
An employee reports improper behavior then faces harassment or retaliatory acts from their superiors in an effort to keep the employee quiet and sweep the accusations under the rug. It's a common and unfortunate scenario. Harassment and retaliation in the workplace is a direct violation of employment laws established in California and across the country. A woman in another state filed a wrongful termination lawsuit over claims that she endured sexual harassment from the CEO of her former company.
Being fired from a job is a significant event that can have astounding negative effects on a person, both financially and psychologically. It can be absolutely devastating for a worker to lose his or her job due to retaliation. Unfortunately, when superiors at work get called out for unethical activities, they often seek to retaliate against those who exposed them. In California, retaliation in the workplace is illegal and victims can pursue legal action.