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