While it is illegal to discriminate in the workplace on the basis of characteristics such as race, religion, nationality, gender or disability, imbalances are unfortunately still present. This means that there is still a significant gender pay gap, and minorities continue to be underrepresented in managerial positions.
The workplace should be a professional environment that is free from discrimination and inappropriate behavior. While every individual is responsible for their own actions, companies and their managers have the responsibility to set boundaries and expectations regarding what is acceptable. They should also have clear procedures for reporting unacceptable behavior in the workplace such as sexual harassment.
If you have recently been fired or laid off from your job, it is likely that you are feeling a mixture of emotions. You may feel a sense of anger toward your employer or manager. In addition to anger, you may also be feeling disappointment, frustration, and sadness -- particularly if you believe that the circumstances behind your job termination were unfair.