Poll Finds Nearly One-half of Young African American Workers Face Job Discrimination

A recent poll has found that nearly one-half of young black people in America face job discrimination, whether during their job search or while on the job. The poll also found that about one-third of women of all races believe that they have faced gender discrimination. The GenForward race discrimination poll determined that 48% of African American workers aged 18-30 reported experiencing employment-related discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, as well as sex, national origin or religion. This means that it is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of his or her race when making employment related decisions such as hiring, firing, promoting, compensation or any other term of employment.

Discrimination based on race-related characteristics is also prohibited. This includes making discriminatory decisions on the basis of immutable race characteristics such as ancestry, skin color, hair color or ethnic characteristics. Race discrimination may also include subtle actions such as requiring job and intelligence tests, racially motivated appearance and dress codes, and discriminatory recruiting practices. Discrimination may also involve racial harassment such as employees making racial slurs without the knowledge of company management.

According to the recent survey, 48% of African Americans say they were the victim of race discrimination, compared to roughly one-third of Asians and Latinos.

If you believe you may have suffered any form of employment discrimination, it is important to fight back. For more information, or an immediate case evaluation, please contact the experienced Atlanta race discrimination lawyers at Buckey Bala Wilson Mew, LLP for an immediate case evaluation.