Following 9/11, the EEOC paid particular attention to employment-discrimination backlash against employees who appeared to be Muslims or of Middle Eastern or South Asian ancestry. But now that effort appears to be broadening.
Until recently, the EEOC didn't view job discrimination against Asian-Americans as a widespread problem. But a new survey changed all that.
In a new EEOC/Gallup Poll of 1,250 Americans, 15 percent of respondents said they'd suffered job discrimination in the past year. The biggest surprise: Asian-American respondents cited the most incidents of discrimination (31 percent reported job bias at work).
That shocked EEOC officials because only 3 percent of racial discrimination claims are filed by Asians/Pacific Islanders, the classification used by the EEOC.
As a result, the EEOC is expected to launch an outreach and education campaign to teach Asian-Americans about their job-bias rights.
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- Take every lawsuit seriously, even those that seem weak
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