Many people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace face conflicting pressures that can make it difficult to know how to respond. These victims may feel as though they cannot spend the time, energy and resources necessary to pursue legal action, or may worry that the ultimate outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit may not justify the emotional and financial impact it may bring.
Some California tech employees may be aware that their industry has been plagued with allegations of workplace discrimination. A number of companies, including Microsoft, Uber, Google and Spotify, have faced complaints about discrimination and harassment. While companies are making efforts to address these complaints, a 2018 survey by an anonymous workplace app, Blind, found that nearly three-quarters of tech workers said they did not trust human resources.
As workers reach retirement age, the way they are treated by employers can change significantly. Forced early retirement or layoffs are more common than many believe, according to recent research. For Californians in their 50s and beyond, job prospects can be discouraging.