Harassment against Muslims, Arabs and individuals form the Middle East because of their religion and national origin is on the rise in California and elsewhere due in large measure to the horrific conduct of radical Islamic groups like ISIS and Al Queda. A report released late last month from the California offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported that discrimination reported 933 instances of discrimination to CAIR during 2013, which is up from 854 complaints in 2012. Of those complaints, 282 were from the San Francisco Bay area.
Racial harassment against African Americans (slurs, jokes, inappropriate and hateful conduct, and comments) is highly prevalent in the workplace in California.
Gone are the days when California employers could require their employees to work tirelessly for endless hours without taking breaks or eating. The California Legislature has enacted various statutes to protect California workers from exploitation and giving them opportunities to recharge the batteries.