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Florida has second highest number of discrimination complaints

It is often considered a great unfairness when someone is judged based on his or her age, ethnicity, religion or other factors. These judgments may sometimes come in the form of comments, but there are other actions that some individuals may face that could be truly detrimental. In some cases, parties may face employment discrimination due to personal aspects of themselves and miss out on opportunities.

It was recently reported that Florida was among the top states in terms of the number of discrimination complaints. In fact, the state came in second with a total of 7,528 complaints filed, which was only approximately 500 complaints less than the state with the most claims. A considerable number of these claims were centered on race and disability discrimination.

The report stated that the substantial population of the state as well as its diversity may have contributed to the high number of claims. There was also speculation that fewer unions may have resulted in the high number as cases without union assistance did not have the ability to be resolved more privately. In any case, workplace discrimination should not have to be a fear among employees.

For individuals who believe that they have been discriminated against while on the job, there may be various routes they could follow to seek a change in the situation. Filing a complaint on the company level with superiors may be a valuable first step. If such an action does not produce positive results, further action may be considered, and information on filing a workplace discrimination claim in Florida could possibly be wise.

Source: bizjournals.com, "Florida among states with most discrimination charges against employers", Emon Reiser, Feb. 6, 2015

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