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Discrimination is a problem for around 25% of Black employees

On Behalf of | Jan 16, 2021 | Racial Discrimination At Work

Regardless of race, Florida workers have the right to work in an environment that is safe and free from discriminatory treatment. For many Black employees, race discrimination is a problem where they work, despite state and federal laws prohibiting this type of behavior. Those who are victims of racism and injustice in their workplace have the right to speak out about this treatment and seek to hold liable parties accountable.

A recent study found that as many as one in four Black workers experience mistreatment at work on the basis of their race. Statistics find that both Black men and women experience workplace discrimination in relatively equal numbers. This is not a problem for only low-income earners, as even Black workers earning more than $90,000 per year state they experience discrimination at work in high numbers as well. 

One factor that appears to be important in many discrimination cases for Black workers is age. Studies find that Black workers who are under the age of 40 are almost two times more likely to experience discrimination than Black employees who are age 40 and older. Younger Black employees may also be more likely to experience more subtle microaggressions in their workplaces.

Race discrimination in any form is unacceptable. If a Florida employee experiences this, he or she may find it beneficial to speak with an employment law attorney regarding the legal options available. It may be appropriate to seek compensation through a civil claim filed against the responsible parties. No one should endure a hostile work environment alone.