A new report published by Pew Research determined that 3 out of 4 women in computer related jobs reported experiencing discrimination at work, compared to 16% of men.
The types of discriminatory actions varied, with roughly one-third of participants reporting that they earned less than a man doing the same job, while others indicated that the discrimination was subtler, such as being treated as incompetent, enduring “slights” and receiving less support from leadership than males in the same position. Roughly one-fifth of respondents reported enduring sexual harassment at work – such as inappropriate behavior and unwarranted advances. The report also found that people of color – especially blacks – experienced high levels of discrimination.
If you believe that you have endured any type of discrimination at work it is crucial that you speak up. An experienced Atlanta employment lawyer can begin an investigation into all the facts and circumstances surrounding your claim. Federal law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, protects against discrimination at work based on your sex, race, national origin and religion. You are also protected from retaliation for complaining of discrimination.
For more information or if you believe you have faced any type of employment discrimination or harassment, please contact the dedicated Georgia employment attorneys at Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP for an immediate case evaluation.