From 2011, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EOOC has received 99,947 charges of discrimination on employment.
Breakdown of Statistics
From 99, 947 charges of employment discrimination, race discrimination tops the list with 35.4% (45,395) charges followed by sex that accounted for 28.5% (28,534), age 23.5% (23,465), disability 26% (25,742), national origin 11.8% (11,833), religion 42.% (4,151), color 2.8% (2,832), GINA 0.2% (245), and Equal Pay discrimination that accounted for 0.9% (919) of charges.
Racial discrimination in the workplace statistics for the past year also shows the 37.4% or 37,334 charges alleging retaliation under all the rules enforced by the EOOC. The data also shows the alleging retaliation under the Title VII that accounted for 31, 426 or 31.4% of charges for discrimination in workplace.
Role of the EEOC
The enforcement programs of the EEOC in both Federal and private sectors have benefited over 5.4 million individuals. The changes in the practices and policies in the workplace in the U.S. have reduced the racial discrimination in this year.
The combined litigation, mediation, enforcement programs of the EEOC has enabled them to get a record of $455.6 million relief from private sectors, state, and local applicants and employees. This is a more than five million dollar increase from 2011 and expected to continuously to increase in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
How to Seek Justice from Racial Discrimination
Victims of the racial discrimination in the workplace are advised to take certain procedures to obtain justice. Below are some of the tips that victims for racial discrimination in the workplace should follow to seek proper compensation and justice.
1. Victims must take note of all of the discriminatory actions they have experienced. It possible, chat down all of the necessary information in relation to the event of the racial discrimination that occurred in the workplace. The information that victims should have must include the exact date the action has been done, and the lists of the names of the people who have witnessed the event. All of this information will serve as a piece of evidence, which can be highly beneficial during the discrimination claim.
2. Victims of racial discrimination in the workplace should consult and seek help from an employment lawyer. An employment lawyer has an in depth knowledge about existing laws in your respective state. Lawyers or attorneys can help victims assert for their racial discriminatory claim and receive the appropriate compensation, eventually.
3. File a formal racial discrimination in the workplace complaint. Victims can file an official complaint for racial discrimination in the workplace at the EEOC or their states Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The officials of the DFEH and EEOC will investigate the claim and help victims file a case for compensation claim to the court.
To avoid racial discrimination in the workplace, employers should make all of the necessary efforts to make sure of the welfare of all their employees. Intentionally or unintentionally, the discrimination in the workplace occurs, and employers and other workers are to be blamed.