Workplace discrimination occurs in all types of fields and all over the United States. Employees should be aware of the workplace discrimination they experience or witness. Employers should ensure a safe and comfortable environment for their employees by preventing any form of discrimination or harassment.
In a new study conducted by Glassdoor, we see some serious problems with discrimination in the workplace. For example, 61% of employees surveyed noted that they have experienced or witnessed some form of discrimination at work. These occurrences of discrimination include discrimination based on race, gender, or LBTQ+ identity. In other places around the world, this statistic is much lower. For example, 43% of employees in France have experienced or witnessed employment discrimination and 37% in Germany. The United States’ figure is concerning.
Furthermore, 42% of American workers say they have experienced some form of racism at work. Similarly, 42% of American workers have also reported experiencing gender discrimination in the workplace. 45% report having experienced ageism at work, while 33% claim they experienced or witnessed LGBT+ discrimination in their workplace.
Although the study shows concerning numbers with workplace discrimination, the study also found some positives. Specifically, workers reported relatively high numbers of diversity in their workplace. In the United States, 77% of Americans surveyed said their companies employ a diverse workforce.
Even though United States workers have opportunities to work in a diverse workforce, many employees report experiencing or witnessing severe discrimination where they work. Just working at a job is not enough. All employees deserve to work in a safe and comfortable environment where they feel respected.
Employment discrimination can take many forms. However, there are Federal and State laws that protect employees from discrimination in the workplace.
New Jersey laws protect employees from workplace discrimination. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) helps protect New Jersey employees by preventing employment discrimination. Specifically, this law provides employees with protection against discrimination or harassment from their employers on the basis of race, national origin, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, pregnancy or military status. For example, employers cannot deny opportunities, fire, or mistreat employees on the basis of the above criteria. Additionally, employers must further protect their employees from discrimination or harassment by other supervisors, managers, or co-workers.
Employment Discrimination Attorneys At McOmber & McOmber, P.C. Advocate On Behalf Of Victims Of Employment Discrimination
If any of the above examples seem like your experience at work, please let us help you. At McOmber & McOmber, P.C. The Employment discrimination lawyers at McOmber & McOmber, P.C. can help you. Please call our Red Bank office at 732-842-6500, our Marlton office at 856-985-9800, OR contact us at 888-396-0736 or online for a free consultation. We represent all clients in Middletown, Cherry Hill, and throughout New Jersey.