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Workplace discrimination still prevalent, says study

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2020 | Racial Discrimination At Work

A study conducted by Glassdoor during the year 2019 indicates that 60% of workers in Florida and across the country have witnessed or experienced discrimination in the workplace. At the same time, more than 75% of workers said the companies they worked for had a diverse group of employees. The workplace discrimination asked about in the survey included discrimination based on race, gender, age and LGBTQ+ association. According to the Economic Research Team at Glassdoor, this contrast means employers should make efforts to deal with workplace discrimination.

Breaking down the data further, 33% of employees said they had witnessed or experienced LGBTQ+ discrimination, 42% said they had witnessed or experienced gender discrimination or racism and 45% said they had witnessed or experienced discrimination based on age. The survey suggested that men are more likely than women to have witnessed or experienced LGBTQ+ workplace discrimination. Younger employees were more likely than their over-55 counterparts to say they had witnessed or experienced discrimination.

Additionally, the study included a look at the Glassdoor job listings and found a 30% rise in the number of positions related to inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace since the year 2018. Despite this, the study concluded that the United States was behind countries like Germany, France and the United Kingdom when it came to preventing workplace discrimination.

People in Florida who believe they have witnessed or experienced discrimination in the workplace might want to speak with a lawyer. A lawyer who practices employment discrimination law might be able to help by examining the facts of the case and identifying potential causes of action or sources of recovery. Boca Raton, Florida, Workplace Racial Discrimination Legal Assistance may be able to negotiate a settlement with the employer or gather evidence to build a case for trial. In cases that are not settled out of court, a lawyer might draft and file a complaint for relief on the client’s behalf.