No matter how dutifully a person in California may perform their tasks within their place of employment, unfortunately employers sometimes base their treatment of a worker not on the strength of their performance, but instead on factors related to that person’s identity as a minority group. Workplace discrimination based on factors like an employee’s gender can become manifest through various adverse actions.
According to a discrimination lawsuit, the deputy of a sheriff’s office in Illinois was subjected to eradication from a canine squad, demotion and a brief suspension. She had apparently been accused of being discourteous, as well as cited for the theft of a broken plastic object and for neglecting to enter that object as evidence. She alleged that she had also been reprimanded for not issuing enough citations and written up for other matters like using sick time.