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Discrimination Plaguing the Workplace

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Thao Dang

on 18 June 2013

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Transcript of Discrimination Plaguing the Workplace

Racial Discrimination

Discrimination based on ethnic basis
Federal Anti- Discrimination Laws:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Employees are protected against racial discrimination.
Many successful law suits have lead to large financial penalties.
Awareness of racial discrimination lead to more equal rights.

Discrimination motivated by homophobia
80% of Fortune 500 companies include sexual orientation in their antidiscrimination policies
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT)
No federal law forbids workplace discrimination against LGBT
Conservative groups oppose efforts promoting homosexuality

Discrimination Plaguing the Workplace
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
History/Facts About Discrimination
Religious Discrimination
Unfair treatment based on their religion
Any aspect of employment cannot be fringed
Insensitivity to other religion creates discrimination
Must accommodate unless causes undue hardship
Increase of lawsuits over recent years
Muslims are the main victims

Presented by: Thao Dang, Lena Nguyen, Jaewon Hwang, David Lam, and Jeremy Ancheta
Gender Discrimination
Unfair/Biased treatment based on gender
(Wal-mart V. Dukes)
Men receive highly pays and more privileges than women
• Women faced discrimination in their income, unemployment and occupational distribution

Age Discrimination

Sexual Orientation
ABC 7 NEWS Albertsons Settles $8.9 Million Racial Discrimination Lawsuits December 15,2009 <http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/albertsons-settles-8-9-million-racial-discrimination-lawsuits>
David Harper. Jury awards $20,000 in Muslim Woman’s employment lawsuit. July 21, 2011. <www.tulsaword.com>
Fastenburg, Dan. “Worker Debra Moreno Wins $193,000 in Age Discrimination Lawsuit.”
Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 25 July 2012. Web. 29 May 2013 <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/worker-debra-moreno-wins-_n_1701287.html>
Hines, Alice. "Walmart Sex Discrimination Claims Filed By 2,000 Women." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com.Web 30 May 2013
"Tennessee Women File Sex Discrimination Lawsuit against Walmart ." NY Daily News. N.p., n.d. Web 30 May 2013
Sean Gregory. Abercrombie Faces a Muslim-Headscarf Lawsuit. September. 23, 2009. <www.time.com>
“What is the Social Security Retirement Age?” NASI. National Academy of Social
Insurance, n.d. Web. 29 May 2013
New Laws related
to Discrimination
Federal Anti- Discrimination Laws:
The Equal Pay Act of 1963
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
Women Suffrage Act
Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

Suggestions to
Solving Discrimination
Education of different types of discrimination
Encourage whistleblowing by employees when discrimination happens.
Protection of employees who do report discrimination.
Conduct discrimination policy training
in every department.
Employee evaluation form about discrimination in their workplace

Types of Gender Discrimination
Our workplace is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Developing an awareness of the various forms of discrimination and proactively preventing it is key to creating a productive and better world for everyone.
 Disparate Treatment
 Disparate Impact
 Sexual Harassment
 Pregnancy Based
Women & Men's Median Weekly Earning
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
It's illegal to discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.
Discrimination is behavior based on prejudiced attitudes.
Discrimination can lead to unfair treatment of certain employees

Most cases are rarely clear-cut
Older workers perceived as more expensive
Can be used to indicate seniority
Younger crowd usually neglected
Will need solid evidence for trial
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