The once seemingly indomitable company Uber is facing an uncertain future in the wake of sexism allegations, documented discrimination, and a shaky leadership. A bombshell report by a former Uber employee blew the lid off of the company’s many alleged transgressions related to sex discrimination in the employment process. Unfortunately, a closer look at Uber reveals that the issue of sex discrimination is hardly unique in America’s workplaces.
In a report released by the firm of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, retained by Uber to look into the allegations and suggest remedies, a variety of problems were uncovered which were not specific to Uber. The report found that discrimination and a lack of diversity were common problems in many higher level positions at corporations throughout America. As part of this discrimination, sexual harassment and sexism are prevalent. Sadly, for many women, finding success at a company may prove to be a more difficult path to traverse than it is for their male colleagues.
Contact an Experienced Iowa Workplace Sex Discrimination Lawyer
Fortunately, the law is clear when it comes to sex discrimination in the workplace. Title VII forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. It is also unlawful to harass a person because of that person’s sex. If you believe that you have been a victim of workplace sex discrimination or any type of discrimination, contact the experienced employment law attorneys of McDonald Woodward & Carlson PC for help today.