Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
With a level playing field, there is equal opportunity for everybody. With equal and fair treatment of employees, employers can expect great performances from his or her subordinates. This kind of working environment fosters better productivity, faster growth, and healthy relationships with everybody in the workplace. That is why an employer should make a conscious effort to achieve that. However, there are instances when it is the employers themselves that are taking advantage of their people. Sometimes, companies have unfair working conditions that keep people in the ranks from growing.
That is why there are laws that are set to protect employees from different kinds of abuses, harassment, and most importantly, discrimination. Right now, workplace discrimination is one of the biggest problems that employees around the country are facing. Every year, tens of thousands of employment discrimination claims have been filed by poor victims of these discriminating acts. Workplace discrimination comes in many different forms: Age, disability, equal pay or compensation, genetic information, different forms of harassment, national origin, pregnancy, race and color, religion, retaliation, sex, and sexual harassment. Offenders could be anybody. It could be your boss or supervisor, a supervisor from another department, co-employees, even clients and customers.
Given that the threat of workplace discrimination is everywhere and comes from all directions, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to protect your rights as an employee? There are anti-discrimination laws that could give you that protection. Ad of course, there is an implementing agency that enforces such laws and help victims get reparation for all of the abuses that they have been through. And so, there is the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the EEOC. This agency makes sure that the federal anti-discrimination laws are enforced in the workplace. Through this agency, no one can discriminate somebody on the basis of an employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Moreover, they make sure that no employer or supervisor can retaliate, which is another form of discrimination, against anybody in the workplace.
Through the years the agency has been able to protect, uphold, and fight for the rights of every employee, giving them protection from discriminating people in the workplace. For one, the office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in California has been accepting complaints from employees left and right. So far, they have been able to help many employees in California to fight workplace discrimination and make sure that responsible parties are held liable for their actions. In its many years of existence, the agency has helped abused, harassed, and discriminated employees get justice for the pain and suffering such illegal acts have caused them and their families. Additionally though, the agency also helps employers better understand employee’s rights by educating them. This way, the companies know and understand these laws better that could get an employer dodging possible violations of anti-discrimination laws.
So if you have been a victim of what you believe is an act that constitutes workplace discrimination, do not hesitate and approach the California EEOC office and report the said offense immediately. Coordinate your claims with a labor and employment law attorney to help boost the chances of your claim’s success. Helping you get the justice you deserve and get the people responsible for such acts of discrimination held liable for their actions.