Workplace Discrimination occurs when workers are singled out for unfair treatment in job hiring, assigned duties, rate of pay, chance of promotion, dismissal, and overall treatment in the workplace (by co-workers or employers) on account of their:
1. Companies that allow discrimination to fester usually end up losing out financially.
"They may suffer high staff turnover, absenteeism, poor morale, low productivity, poor reputation, and also the possibility of civil claims and penalties arising from breach of anti discrimination laws," ...Jonas Aniko, Kelly Services.
2. Discrimination in the workplace has a harmful effect on the health, wellbeing and mental health of many workers. Research has shown it can lead to anxiety and depression, psychological distress, fear, smoking, alcohol & drug abuse, obesity, and health breakdown.
3. Two Workplace Shootings in the U.S. have been blamed on workplace discrimination.
Warehouse driver Omar Thornton killed 8 co-workers then shot himself 8/03/2010. One of his friends told how Thornton (who was black) had found a picture of a noose and a racial slur hanging on a bathroom wall at work.
A former postal worker shot 1 acquaintance, 6 postal workers, then herself in the worst mass workplace homicide by a woman. The woman had a previous history of racial discrimination and had tried to start up a newspaper entitled The Racist Press.
4. The U.S. EEOC estimates $376 million was paid out to claimants of discrimination in the workplace in 2009.
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