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Report: Black employees often left out of high-paying jobs

The public conversation surrounding sexual harassment has alerted many employers to the problem of gender-based discrimination in the workplace. But there is another form of discrimination that has also seen several public, though less-famous, allegations: Racial discrimination.

Nearly 50 percent of EEOC complaints due to retaliation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing workplace civil rights, has released its statistics regarding discrimination claims filed in fiscal year 2017. According to the data, retaliation claims composed nearly half of all the claims received by the EEOC for that year. The second most common complaint was racial discrimination, closely followed by disability discrimination.

Women say that workplace discrimination comes in many forms

As the recent spate of sexual harassment scandals has shown, the workplace is not always a welcoming environment for women. Sexual harassment is currently the most widely discussed challenge for women in the workplace, but it is hardly the only one. According to a new survey, American women report facing many different forms of gender discrimination while on the job.

Harassed at work? Reported it to HR? What are your options now?

Sarah was excited to start her new job. Fresh out of UT, accounting degree in hand, she had been heavily recruited and was excited to land at a top firm. Her new job seemed interesting and the culture seemed open and welcoming.

The ADEA at 50: A not-so-happy birthday

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act is as old, if not older than the workers it strives to protect. Enacted in 1967, the ADEA was supposed to alter the playing field for older workers. However, according to EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic, outdated stereotypes continue as to employment practices that exclude or discourage workers who are 50 and older.

What qualifies as workplace discrimination?

Federal and state laws protect workers here in Texas and elsewhere from being denied employment opportunities based on certain characteristics over which they have no control. The U.S Department of Justice outlines certain types of workplace discrimination prohibited by law. If an employee believes that he or she faces discrimination for one of the following, legal action could be warranted.

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