Have you been treated unfairly at work? Do you believe you are being discriminated against? If so, it is time to learn more about your rights as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as many other federal and state laws.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), workplace discrimination claims filed with the agency hit their lowest level in seven years during fiscal 2014.
While it is good to see progress in this area, it is important to note that there is a long way to go to eradicate this problem altogether.
In fiscal 2014, the EEOC received 88,778 claims. This was a 5.3 percent decrease from 2013, when there were 93,727 claims. Furthermore, it is far less than fiscal 2010 when there were roughly 100,000 claims.
The decline last year encompassed all types of discrimination, including: race, national origin, sex, color, religion, age, retaliation, equal pay, and disability.
Things are moving in the right direction, with the EEOC handling fewer discrimination claims last year. Unfortunately, there were still nearly 89,000 people who feel they were a victim. In the years to come, let’s hope this number continues to fall.