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Latino Daily News

Wednesday January 12, 2011

Job-Based Discrimination Hits All-Time High

Job based discrimination has hit an all time high according to a report released by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) yesterday.

Discrimination across all categories, that include race, sex and age, were up with race-based discrimination accounting for 35.9 percent of all complaints filed.

Private workplace job discrimination filings increased by 7.1 percent to a record of 99,922.  The EEOC collected over $400 million in monetary fines from employers for discrimination cases.

EEOC officials believes that discrimination is on the rise due to current economic conditions and the growing diversity of the U.S. labor force.