Discrimination in the workplace, intentionally or unintentionally, not just harms the employees’ work experiences, but also exposes the company to litigation for violating the Federal laws that protect races and groups. Discrimination against the minority, whether based on color, race, ethnicity, or other classifications, happens when any member of the minority group is treated extremely different from other employees simply because they are among the group.
Hispanics or Latinos often experience ethnic discrimination in the workplace. The discrimination exists when the company has a diverse workforce that includes Hispanics, Americans, and other races. Female Hispanics often experience glass ceiling. This is a term the refers to female employees who are legible to advance beyond a particular pay level or position due to their ethnicity or race. Female Hispanics often find themselves not receiving the same pay compared to other employees of the workplace. Other Hispanics are passed over for promotions in favor of Americans despite equal qualifications.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
According to the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal to against a person based on his/her color, religion, sex, age, disability, and national origin. Things that constitute to racial discrimination include the following:
• Failure or refusal to hire or discharge a person, and to discriminate against a person with respect to his/her privileges, conditions, terms, or compensation of employment just because of the person’s color, sex, age, religion, or national origin
• Classifying, limiting, or segregating applicants or employees for employment in a manner, which can deprive the individual of employment opportunities or adversely affect the person’s employment status based on his color, sex, age, race, or national origin
• Discriminating a person against employment in or admission to programs established to provide training for everyone.
While these things are prohibited by the law, many Hispanics still experience these things in their workplace. Many or almost all Hispanics suffer discrimination from pay, training, promotional opportunities, hiring, and firing in their workplace.
Facts About Discrimination Against Hispanics
The overall population of Hispanics in the U.S. has increased by 50% from 2000 to 2011. Roughly 30% of the Hispanics in the U.S. don’t have health coverage. Also, less than 30% of Hispanics students have graduated from high school and only 4% of them have earned advanced college degrees. In 2011, Hispanics born in foreign countries have the highest dropout rate that accounted for 14.25 for students aging 16 years old through 19 years old.
According to the census report, more than 20% of the Hispanic women under the age of 18 live under the poverty level. Also, 22% of the Hispanic workers are experienced discrimination in their workplace, compared to whites with just 6%. Hispanics workers experiencing workplace discrimination suffer depression, bitterness, lack of self-confidence, and resigning from work.
According to the census and other case studies, Hispanics and Latinos are the second most discriminated ethnic group in the U.S. next to African Americans. The United States Census Bureau Current Population Survey reported that Hispanics is the race, which is most discriminated against the terms of housing. Over 20% of all the Hispanic households in the U.S. house more than 5 people.