Discrimination Complaints Received in 1993


During 1993 the Labor Commissioner opened discrimination complaint investigations in 658 cases-an increase over 1992 when 539 cases were filed.

The following is a breakdown of the types of discrimination complaints investigated. Cases that alleged more than one type of discrimination are listed separately with the categories combined.

Labor Commissioner complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

Sexual orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

Safety complaint retaliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Safety complaint retaliation/
Refusal to work in unsafe conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation/
Shopping investigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . 37 

Whistleblower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34

Jury duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Political activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Gender-based wage discrimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Child care facility complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 

Refusal to work in unsafe conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Wage garnishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Disclosure of wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Volunteer firefighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Shopping investigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

School visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1	

Gender-based wage discrimination/
Sexual orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Labor Commissioner complaint/
Whistleblower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Labor Commisioner complaint/
Safety complaint retaliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1