Workplace discrimination is a pervasive problem in California and around the country. A report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that retaliation was the top discrimination charge made against U.S. employers in fiscal 2015, with reported cases jumping nearly 5 percent. Disability charges increased by 6 percent, making it the third-largest category of charges filed.
While sexual harassment in California workplaces is often less overt than it was in decades past, it is still prevalent, according to professional women and worker advocates. In fact, social media media sites like Twitter have made it easier for women to openly discuss their experiences with sexual harassment, and the public dialogue is shedding light on the issue.