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Unemployment with a degree shows potential racial discrimination

The raw statistics from a Bureau of Labor Employment Situation Survey show that racial discrimination is possible by exposing the unemployment rates. The rate of unemployment at the time of the survey was 8.8 percent for white workers and 15.0 percent for those of African American heritage. The rate for those with a Latino or Hispanic background was 12.7 percent.

LGBT employees protected under federal law, appeals court says

The notion that the U.S. Supreme Court recently became more conservative with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch, it appears that progressive rulings in the future are not totally inconceivable. This may be especially important to the LGBT community as it continues to fight for equality in the workplace.

Work culture, discrimination and fitting in

Work culture is not always something that is formally created. Parts of it may be -- putting up a dress code, for instance -- but other parts are not. The things workers talk about and the way they interact may be drastically different from one business to another, based on the culture.Some experts do warn that this can cause discrimination. As much as employers are looking for new employees who are qualified, they also want to hire people who fit in. They want workers who already adhere to the culture or who look likely to pick it up quickly. This is thought to create a more cohesive workforce, in many ways.This can be a problem, though, when it leads to discrimination. Employers may not even realize that they are doing it. They may just think that the people they are interviewing won't be a good fit, without realizing that they're stereotyping one type of worker.

Will changes to the employment discrimination rule affect you?

California has a long history of supporting workers' rights, but could the rest of the nation be catching up? If you believe that an employer discriminated against you because of your national origin during or after the hiring process, then an evolving governmental stance on the rules might work in your favor.

Exceptions to equal pay in the workplace

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 says, among other things, that men and women are to be paid the same amount when doing the same jobs. As women became more involved in the workforce, it was noted that men were often paid more, and this Act was passed in an effort to even things out and ensure that gender-based discrimination was not taking place.

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