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Prejudice and Discrimination in the Workplace

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Racial discrimination poses a large problem in the American workplace and many people are unaware of it. Today, the national policy of nondiscrimination is firmly rooted in the law. In addition, it generally is agreed that equal opportunity has increased dramatically in America, including in employment. Blacks and other people of color now work in virtually every field, and opportunities are increasing at every level. Yet, significant work remains to be done Racial discrimination is a huge problem that seems to be getting worst as more employees are filing cases with various agencies commissioned to uphold Title VII and other nondiscrimination laws and policies. The theoretical problem that surrounds this topic is that sometimes stereotyped thinking is at the core of racial decision-making by employers. Laws that prohibit racial discrimination are presented along with note-worthy cases that show their relevance to the topic presented. The Employment Tribunal identifies ten factors that may influence the outcome of racial discrimination cases and enlightens the reader with more barriers to justice for racial discrimination. (Skristin, M., n.d.). Federal laws prohibiting racial discrimination would lead the reader down a paper trail that shows that racial discrimination is on the rise. We will be looking at 3 federal cases and their outcomes. Also, discussed here are some very important laws that deal specifically with discrimination, like the NAACP and there are 2 cases cited for review. Certain racial discrimination events would prove that employer disciplinary actions are just a pretext underlying racial discrimination. The figures on successful claims at Employment Tribunal are low. ‘The Employment Tribunals Annual Report for 2008/9 showed that of 3970 race discrimination cases submitted to the tribunal only 1074 reach employment tribunal stage, of these 694 were struck out, 236 lost at hearing and only 129 were successful at hearing. This amounts to a 3%...