The problem of workplace discrimination is seemingly widespread in the United States. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) estimates that in the fiscal year 2004, it received nearly 27,700 charges of workplace racial discrimination alone. In fact, charges of racial discrimination in the workplace increased by 125% between 1994 and 2004. Even more alarming is the fact that a CareerBuilder.com and Kelly Services Survey reveals that one out of every five diverse workers experience discrimination at some point in their careers.
Unfortunately, employment discrimination transcends racial bias. Workplace discrimination can take numerous forms. According to post-9/11 reports, for example, religious intolerance and prejudice against employees who appear to be of middle-eastern descent has increased markedly since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Almost anyone can fall victim to workplace discrimination. Employers may demonstrate bias against employees based on gender, sexual orientation, appearance, size or weight, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, or even personality.
Given the widespread nature of inequity in the workplace, InjuryBoard has put together some of the most helpful information available to help you avoid employment discrimination. Alternatively, if you have already experienced such an injustice InjuryBoard can help you learn how to proceed to resolve your problem smoothly and effectively. We have reduced the area of workplace discrimination into five comprehensive, but easily readable articles. By using these articles as a guide, you can educate yourself about workplace discrimination, learn the correct way to conduct your job search so you can avoid situations that may lead to employment discrimination, find out what to do if your employer discriminates against you, and understand the legal process of workplace discrimination.
To help you stay safe and learn more, the valuable information in this Help Center is broken down into five easy to understand articles:
Each of these articles will provide you with expert analysis, key strategies, and bottom line advice to help you face the issues surrounding workplace discrimination intelligently and effectively. By reading and putting this information into practice, you will become well-equipped to tackle any employment discrimination problems you may face, or you will avoid them all together.