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Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

January 13th, 2017
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In a survey conducted in September 2016 by the University of Chicago with the Associated Press (AP), millennials answered online questions regarding their race and employment issues. In this survey, 48 percent of African-Americans ages 18-30 stated they experienced discrimination while job searching or in their place of employment. This number is quite high compared to about 30 percent of Asian-Americans, 31 percent of Latinos, and only 10 percent of Caucasians.

Additionally, a majority of African-American responders stated that their race has made it harder for them to succeed economically. Thirty-nine percent of Asians and 34 percent of Latinos felt the same way. Moreover, the white participants in the poll also agreed that white Americans have a larger advantage when getting ahead economically.

Racial Discrimination and Gender Discrimination Occur Simultaneously

Women of color face additional challenges when it comes to gaining and keeping employment. Over 30 percent of women from all racial backgrounds reported experiencing gender discrimination in the workplace or while they were job searching.

The poll found nearly 60 percent of African-Americans felt vulnerable in terms of economic security and finances compared to white Americans. Although discrimination during the hiring process can be harder to prove, it can be done when the plaintiff has the right evidence.

Aside from obvious instances, discrimination can come in the form of “disparate treatment,” which is subtler. Disparate treatment occurs when a person is treated differently or professional opportunities are based on race, color, national origin, or gender.

Philadelphia Employment Lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. Represent Employees or Applicants Who Have Faced Discrimination  

Racial discrimination and other types of discriminatory behavior and harassment at work are never acceptable and employees can seek legal assistance at any time. If you or somebody you love feels that they have been a victim of discrimination because of their race, color, national origin, or gender, call the Philadelphia employment lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C. at 215-569-1999 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our experienced employment attorneys will review your case and help you determine your options and the best next steps. We advocate for clients throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond, including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, as well as South Jersey and New York.

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