People with disabilities have specific rights which employers are required to honor. This includes reasonably accommodating a disabled person in their course of employment with the company. However, according to one recently settled disability discrimination lawsuit, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department failed to meet these requirements for one of its employees.
Regardless of gender, individuals can become victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Victims in California could be entitled to reimbursement for the harm and damage done to them as a result of the harassment. Consulting an attorney can help determine if a case can be made.
Several victims of sexual harassment have come forward with accusations against Carlos Bustamante, a former Orange County official and current Santa Ana city councilman. He stands accused of sexual harassment against women with whom he worked with while employed as a public works executive with the county. His arrest has focused a spotlight on these types of crimes and the efforts of victims who seek to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Sexual harassment can be challenging for anyone. For black women, sexual harassment may be exacerbated by being combined with racism. Some experts believe the combination of gender and race mix to create a double dilemma for female black employees in California and everywhere else in the U.S.