The United States was established by individuals seeking more personal freedom. Today, millions of men and women of all ages, races, income brackets and sexual orientations enjoy these freedoms and live and work throughout the country. Many of these individuals have at one time or another faced some sort of discrimination. In cases where an individual reports suffering discrimination in the workplace, legal action may be appropriate.
Most Los Angeles area residents who work in office buildings likely don't give much thought to who cleans and vacuums their work areas each night or who punches their parking ticket each evening as they leave work. Throughout California many of the men and women who are employed as janitors, parking lot attendants and security officers likely receive a paycheck from ABM, a nationwide provider of "facility management services".
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In recent years, issues related to gender discrimination and salary discrepancies between U.S. men and women have been the topic of much debate. According to the White House, despite the fact that women make up nearly 50 percent of the U.S. workforce, they earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. While the Obama administration has taken steps to reinforce measures set force in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and close the pay gap between U.S. male and female workers, the problem still persists.
The United States has long been revered as a country where individuals are free to express their opinions and beliefs. Today people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions live and work in the U.S. The changing face of American society is reflected in workplaces across the country as people of differing ages, faiths and ethnic backgrounds work side by side.