Many workers facing discrimination on their jobs feel alone, like it is only happening to them. This is not the case. Workplace discrimination is a widespread issue. According to studies and reports, various forms of discrimination occur frequently in the workplace, affecting people of different races, genders, ages, disabilities, sexual orientations, and religions.
According to the EEOC, thousands of discrimination charges are filed every year in the United States. Indeed, at Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm, our attorneys file over 2,000 EEOC or state equivalent chargers per year. In 2021, the EEOC received over 50,000 charges of discrimination, with the most frequent allegations being retaliation, race discrimination, and sex discrimination.
Moreover, it is important to note that many incidents of workplace discrimination go unreported, so the actual incidence of discrimination is likely higher. On top of that, some individuals may not be aware that they have been a victim of discrimination, or they may fear retaliation or other consequences if they report it.