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Recent findings show employment discrimination still a problem

It has been just over 50 years since the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Looking back, there has been an incredible amount of progress made on the front of reducing racial discrimination throughout workplaces ever since the EEOC was implemented on July 2, 1965. However much progress has been made, though, there are still many workers that remain the victims of employment discrimination as well as subtle practices that effectively limit their opportunities in Florida as well as across the nation.

The good news is that information collected from the EEOC's first survey that began in 1966 shows that many improvements have been made. Minorities once composed less than one percent of employees in senior-level positions in some of the U.S.'s largest companies. In 2013, data from the biggest U.S. employers showed that the number of those same minorities with positions in senior-level positions had grown anywhere from seven to 15 percent

As pleasing as these figures may be, unfortunately racial discrimination is still a serious issue. For example, last year, race was still the most common basis in discrimination charges that had been brought before the EEOC. Of all the discrimination charges that were filed, 35 percent of them were directly related to race.

When it comes to employment in Florida, any applicant who feel as though he or she has experienced employment discrimination due to race, age or any other protected status is entitled to take legal action. If the claim is successfully presented, the party might be awarded monetary damages as well as additional financial relief that a civil court might award. Contacting an experienced employment lawyer is often the first step in this process.

Source: Miami Herald, "Job discrimination still a challenge", Jenny Yang, July 1, 2015

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