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Poll: White Americans think they deal with discrimination

Traditionally, minority groups in the United States are the ones that face discrimination, both within the workplace and in other settings. This is why there are now so many legal protections for African American workers, female workers, and people who are part of minority age groups, ethnic groups and religious groups -- to name a few.

Why you want a lawyer for your EEOC mediation

Those unfamiliar with the dispute resolution practices of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are often surprised to discover that going to court is only one potential way to solve a discrimination issue with an employer. The EEOC provides employees with the ability to file a charge regarding discrimination, at which point the complainant and their employer both have rights and options.

Genetic information discrimination is illegal at work

While many workers in Arizona know that racial, gender or age discrimination are prohibited in the workplace, few people may know or understand the prohibition on genetic information discrimination. One of the newest aspects of workplace civil rights law, the prohibition on using genetic information when making employment decisions, became effective in 2009. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates complaints related to the inappropriate application of genetic information at work alongside more traditional discrimination complaints. However, they make up only a tiny fraction of the overall complaints received by the agency, amounting to only 0.3%, according to 2018 statistics.

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