Racial Discrimination In The Workplace: Case Study

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Racial discrimination in employment is a serious issue which needs to be openly addressed if equality has to be achieved. Racial discrimination has dominated over the past century. Even though the rates are not as high, it still remains a problem till today. In most cases racial discrimination is more dominant in school and workplaces. Racial discrimination can be defined as the practice of treating individuals in different manner because of their race. The web page chosen for this topic is EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
EEOC is an agency that is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, disability
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EEOC website provides different scenarios of people who faced discrimination and how the agency fought on behalf of the individuals rights. For example, the agency stands by a policy that state that “it is unlawful to harass a person because of that person’s race or color” (EEOC, 2015). The agency always stands by what is right according to the law making it possible for people to trust the agency. Looking at the website, one is lead to conclude that the agency encourages employees from different races to apply for jobs in the organization and also anywhere around the …show more content…
For example, during her research about the company she would have come across a page that displays people who have experienced discrimination and how the agency defended their rights. An example of an individual who experienced discrimination and by the help of EEOC he was able to overcome it is as follows, Coletta Robertson, a DSW management employee over 40 years old fired during a reduction in force. Coletta noticed that the company fired employees who were 40 years and older. She filed for a complaint with EEOC which in turn filed for a lawsuit against DSW for age discrimination in the workforce. DSW paid $900,000 for the victims and trained its employees on preventing discrimination as well as strengthening the company’s policy against discrimination (EEOC). Based on this information, the 55 year old female would still apply for the job because as seen above, equality is the agency’s key to its success.
Learning the importance of diversity in the workplace during the course of the semester was accomplished through this project which challenged our thinking when diversity comes to play. Our knowledge on how broad the topic is was stretched out and now a different approach on

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